23 October 2019


Pentagon chief visits Iraq as US quits northern Syria (11)
Wednesday October 23 2019 US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) Baghdad. Pentagon chief Mark Esper arrived in Baghdad for talks on Wednesday as Washington pulled out its remaining troops from northern Syria through Iraq. Esper was due to meet his Iraqi counterpart Najah al-Shammari to address concerns among some in the government that the troops might stay in Iraq.
UN: Iraq violated human rights in protest crackdown (8)
"The number of dead, the extent and scale of injuries inflicted on demonstrators, all suggest that Iraqi security forces have used excessive force against demonstrators." By REUTERS October 23, 2019 12:59 1 minute read. Demonstrators disperse as Iraqi Security forces use tear gas during a protest against government corruption amid dissatisfaction at lack of jobs and services at Tahrir square in Baghdad, Iraq October 1, 2019.
Donald Trump Losing Republican Support for Handling of Foreign Policy, ISIS: Poll (6)
By Shane Croucher On 10/23/19 at 4:37 AM EDT Share Politics Donald Trump Republicans Poll Impeachment President Donald Trump is losing support among Republican voters for his foreign policy and handling of the Islamic State militant group in the wake of his decision to pull U.S.
Esper arrives in Baghdad to discuss US troop deployments (4)
AP | Oct 23, 2019, 11:16 IST Image credit: NYT BAGHDAD: Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Baghdad Wednesday, as chaos swirled along the Turkey-Syria border and Iraqi leaders chafed over reports the US may want to increase the number of troops based in Iraq at least temporarily. Esper has said that under the current plan, all US troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the military would continue to conduct
Tunisia's new president sworn in, vows to fight corruption (3)
Kais Saied delivered a message of "hope" for the country; vow to fight for women's rights Published: October 23, 2019 16:31 AP Tunisia's new President Kais Saied takes the oath of office on October 23, 2019 in Tunis after his surprise election victory over champions of the political establishment.
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