17 October 2017


Iraqi forces seize Kirkuk from Kurds (10)
Reuters October 17, 2017 Email Your Name Recipient Email 0 BAGHDAD: Iraqi government forces captured the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk on Monday, responding to a Kurdish vote on independence with a bold lightning strike that transforms the balance of power in the country. A convoy of armoured vehicles from Iraq's elite US-trained Counter- Terrorism Force seized the city's provincial government headquarters on
EU high-rep to defend Iran deal in Washington (4)
Tehran, Oct 16, IRNA - High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini is scheduled to take a trip to Washington in early November to talk about Iran nuclear deal, European External Action Service (EEAS) reported. 'The European Union is committed to the continued full and effective implementation of all parts of the Iran nuclear deal.
Iraqi Forces Enter Kirkuk As Kurds Flee (8)
(BBC) - Iraqi government forces have entered central Kirkuk after taking key installations outside the disputed city from Kurdish fighters. Thousands of people fled the city ahead of the Iraqi advance. The Iraqi military moved into Kirkuk three weeks after the Kurdistan Region held a controversial independence referendum. They are aiming to retake areas under Kurdish control since Islamic State militants swept through the region.
Trump's decision to decertify Tehran would make Iran-EU ties closer (1)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 16 By Farhad Daneshvar - Trend: A France-based political analyst has termed US President Donald Trump's recent decision on Iran's nuclear deal as a "geostrategic miscalculation", adding that the decision would contribute to stronger ties between Tehran and the EU. "Trump's decision is a step in the wrong direction and a geostrategic miscalculation.
Florida congressional candidate says she was visited by aliens as a child (2)
Ray Downs Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A Miami politician running for Congress is being scrutinized for saying that she was visited by aliens from outer space when she was a child during a TV interview several years ago. Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, the vice mayor of Doral, a Miami suburb, is running for the Republican nomination to succeed Rep.
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