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Iraqi protesters and security forces clash leaving several dead

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here Fiery clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters on Saturday left four people dead and dozens more wounded, according to reports. As Iraqi security inched closer to seizing the main protest camp in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, where......
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Thousands of Iraqis rally against U.S. military presence

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Supporters of Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr gather in the capital Baghdad for a “million-strong” march to demand an end to the presence of US forces in their country, on January 24, 2020. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/ AFP/ Getty Thousands of Iraqis rallied......
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‘Not worried at all’ about attracting tourists: Saudi tourism chief

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Despite ongoing unrest in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia’s tourism chief said the kingdom is “very safe” and he doesn’t see the disorder impacting tourist arrivals. “I’m not worried at all because Saudi Arabia is very safe,” Ahmad Al-Khatib, chairman......
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Iraq doesn’t want to be battleground between US and Iran: Crescent Petroleum CEO

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Iraq doesn’t want to be caught in a “tug of war” between the U.S. and Iran, according to the chief executive officer of a UAE-based oil and gas company. “It’s perhaps a bit late, but (Iraq is) trying to avoid......
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Oil rises as Libya declares force majeure in oilfields

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LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices rose to their highest in more than a week on Monday after two large crude production bases in Libya began shutting down amid a military blockade, risking reducing crude flows from the OPEC member to a trickle. FILE PHOTO: Pump jacks operate at sunset in......
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Oil rises as Libyan oilfields shut down

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LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices rose to their highest in more than week on Monday after two large crude production bases in Libya began shutting down amid a military blockade, risking reducing crude flows from the OPEC member to a trickle. FILE PHOTO: Pump jacks operate at sunset in Midland,......
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Iran missile attack: Military officials confirm at least 11 U.S. service members injured in Iranian attack on Al Asad airbase

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here At least 11 service members were injured during Iran’s January 8 attack against Al Asad airbase, according to United States Central Command spokesperson Captain Bill Urban. “Several were treated for concussion symptoms from the blast and are still being......
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OPEC expects lower demand for its oil as U.S. hits new milestone

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LONDON (Reuters) – OPEC expects lower demand for its crude oil in 2020 even as global demand rises, it said on Wednesday, as rival producers grab market share and the United States looks set for another output record. The logo of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) sits......
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Why the Ukrainian plane tragedy is unlikely to lead to global airspace rules

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MONTREAL/KUALA LUMPUR/PARIS (Reuters) – Why was the Ukrainian airliner mistakenly shot down near Tehran by Iranian forces last week for the loss of 176 lives even allowed to take off from a country that had just fired missiles towards its neighbor? And why didn’t the airline just delay or cancel......
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Here’s what you need to know about Tuesday’s 2020 Democratic primary debate

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Top 2020 Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden clashed more in the days before Tuesday’s debate in Des Moines. Source – Click here for more To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n......
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Iran says U.S. bears blame for shooting down of Ukrainian plane, and U.S. troops say they had minutes to dodge Iran’s missiles

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Iran said Tuesday that dozens of people had been arrested over the Islamic Republic’s apparently unintentional shooting down of a Ukrainian jetliner last week. The arrests come amid Iranian vows to fully and openly investigate the firing of the surface-to-air missile that downed the plane, killing all 176 people on......
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Iranian official denies reports demonstrators facing live ammunition fire today — live updates

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Iran’s government has denied reports that security forces fired live ammunition at protesters in Tehran, and accused President Trump of shedding “crocodile tears” with his message of support for the demonstrators. Videos purportedly show live ammunition being fired on protesters in Tehran two days after Mr. Trump warned the Islamic......
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Iranian security forces reportedly using live ammunition to disperse protesters

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iranian security forces fired both live ammunition and tear gas to disperse demonstrators protesting against the Islamic Republic’s initial denial that it shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, online videos purported to show Monday.......
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Reporter’s Notebook: Tensions in Iran and the future of the regime

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CBS News senior foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer has been reporting from Tehran all week. Saturday, she and her team were unexpectedly asked to leave by the Iranian authorities and they have now left Iran. Before they left, Palmer filed this reporter’s notebook — a view from inside Iran in the......
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John Kerry says on “Face the Nation” that Bernie Sanders is “distorting” Joe Biden’s record on Iraq war

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Washington — Former Secretary of State John Kerry accused Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders of “distorting” fellow candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden’s record on the war with Iraq and said Sanders lacks the foreign policy experience Biden has. Sanders has ramped up his attacks on Biden over the......
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Mark Esper says he “didn’t see” specific piece of evidence showing Iranian threat to 4 U.S. embassies on “Face the Nation”

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Washington — Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said he “didn’t see” specific evidence that top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was planning attacks on four U.S. embassies, but said he believed such attack would have occurred. “The president didn’t cite a specific piece of evidence. What he said was he......
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Trump impeachment inquiry latest: This week on “Face the Nation,” December 15, 2019: Graham, Durbin

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Iran strikes back In the wake of a targeted U.S. airstrike that killed top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani last week, Iran retaliated by firing 16 short-range ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases housing U.S. troops early Wednesday morning. U.S. and Iraqi officials said the strikes caused no casualties.......
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Iran news: Trump says four U.S. embassies were targeted in attack planned by Qassem Soleimani

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President Trump said Friday that four U.S. embassies, including the American Embassy in Baghdad, were targeted in a planned attack orchestrated by Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in an American drone strike last week. The president made the new comments in a Fox News interview as his......

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