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‘Only 17,000 US soldiers left in Iraq’


November 25th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 24 (IANS) The US is continuing to draw down its troops in Iraq as scheduled, as there are only 17,000 US troops remaining in Iraq besides ... Read more...

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Iraq takes airspace responsibility for first time since 2003


October 13th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Oct 13 (IANS) Iraq has taken control of its airspace for the first time since the US-led invasion in 2003, the US embassy in Baghdad said Thursday."On October 1, ... Read more...

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UN says Sudan threatened to shoot down its helicopter


August 5th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by BNO News
ABYEI, SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Friday said that (North) Sudanese authorities threatened to shoot down a helicopter which was trying to medically evacuate three seriously injured peacekeepers ... Read more...

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Iraqi PM rules out US troops’ stay beyond 2011


December 28th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 28 (IANS) The US troops will leave Iraq by 2011, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said and ruled out the possibility of extension of their stay any more as ... Read more...

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Poland receives US Patriot missile battery


May 24th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, May 24 (DPA) A US Patriot missile battery has arrived in Poland to be stationed at a military base and provide training to Polish soldiers, the US embassy in Warsaw ... Read more...

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Biden has no right to take credit for success in Iraq: Republicans


February 12th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.12 (ANI): The Republicans have criticized US Vice-President Joe Biden for taking credit for American success in Iraq and the drawndown of troops both in Iraq and Afghanistan.Biden said: "I am ... Read more...

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No strategic significance for Patriot missiles near Russia: Poland


January 21st, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Jan 21 (RIA Novosti) Poland's decision to deploy a battery of US Patriot missiles just 100 kilometres from the Russian border is neither political nor strategic, the Polish defence minister ... Read more...

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Obama pledges to maintain alliance with Japan (Lead)


November 13th, 2009 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Nov 13 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Friday that the alliance between Japan and the US will endure for a foreseeable future of East Asia, a Xinhua news agency ... Read more...

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Obama pledges to maintain alliance with Japan


November 13th, 2009 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Nov 13 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Friday that the alliance between Japan and the US will endure for a foreseeable future of East Asia, Xinhua news agency reported. ... Read more...

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Translators don”t want personal details handed over to Iraq Government


January 31st, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad (Iraq), Jan.31 (ANI): Iraqi translators could soon be exposed to greater security risk when their personal information is handed over to the Iraqi government. According to Fox News, these translators who ... Read more...

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Obama to focus on financial crisis, troop withdrawal: spokesman


January 19th, 2009 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (Xinhua) US president-elect Barack Obama would deal with military withdrawal from Iraq and the domestic financial crisis after his swearing-in, incoming White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Sunday."First he's ... Read more...

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US forces will have to get Iraqi court approval for raids from Jan.1


December 26th, 2008 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 26 (ANI): Commanders at US bases across Iraq are preparing for a big change in their ground rules when the Status of Forces Agreement (Sofa) comes into force on ... Read more...

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US troops may remain in Iraq in disguise after June 2009 withdrawal deadline


December 22nd, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Though the deadline for withdrawal of US troops from Iraqi cities has been decided as June 30, 2009, experts have argued that roughly 10,000 American troops should ... Read more...

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Iraqi parliament rejects stay of British troops beyond Dec. 31


December 21st, 2008 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Iraqs parliament today threw out a draft law allowing British troops to remain in the country beyond the end of this month.It was the second time ... Read more...

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US troops to stay longer in Iraq as support


December 14th, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Balad (Iraq), Dec.14 (ANI): The top American commander in Iraq has said that some soldiers would remain in a support role in cities beyond summer 2009, when a new security agreement ... Read more...

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Iraq pullout in 16 months: Obama


December 1st, 2008 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Dec 1 (IANS) US president-elect Barack Obama reiterated Monday that all American combat troops would be withdrawn from Iraq in 16 months, even while residual forces could remain longer."At the same ... Read more...

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US troops in Iraq will now have to obtain search warrants before raiding suspects


November 21st, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Nov 21 (ANI): A new status-of-forces agreement between Washington and Baghdad will make it mandatory for the US forces in Iraq to first obtain warrants before searching Iraqi homes or ... Read more...

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US to pull out troops if Iraq does not sign security deal


November 19th, 2008 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 19 (DPA) The US will withdraw its troops from Iraq if the security pact between the two governments is not signed, a senior US official said Wednesday."The United States will ... Read more...

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Mullen says US troops withdrawal from Iraq to take 2-3 years


November 18th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Commenting on the recent troops-withdrawal pact between the Iraqi cabinet and the US, American top military officer Admiral Michael Mullen has said that the timing of that ... Read more...

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Iraq troops pullout depends on security conditions: Mullen


November 18th, 2008 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (Xinhua) The timetable for the US troops pullout from Iraq will depend on the security conditions in the country and other factors, a top military officer has said. ... Read more...

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Iraq signs security pact with US on stationing troops


November 17th, 2008 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 17 (Xinhua) Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and the US envoy to Iraq Ryan Crocker signed Monday the long-awaited security pact which would allow US forces to remain in the ... Read more...

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Iraqi cabinet approves draft security pact with US


November 16th, 2008 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 16 (DPA) The Iraqi cabinet Sunday approved the final version of a security pact with the United States.The draft was endorsed by 27 of the 28 members who attended the ... Read more...

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British, US troops to leave Iraq by 2011


November 15th, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Iraqs national security adviser has said Baghdad is likely to approve a military pact with a timetable for the withdrawal of all US troops by 2011 and ... Read more...

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US agrees to three changes in security pact with Iraq


November 3rd, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 3 (DPA) The US has agreed to three of the five amendments that Iraq made to a long-term security pact between the two countries, the semi-official Iraqi al-Sabah newspaper reported ... Read more...

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Iraqi Cabinet seeks US ‘compromise’ on security agreement


October 30th, 2008 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Oct 30 (DPA) Iraq will sign a long-term security agreement with the US only if the latter agrees to compromise on Iraqi-proposed amendments, the semi-official al-Sabah newspaper said Thursday.The Iraqi government ... Read more...

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Deal on American presence in Iraq close to collapse


October 26th, 2008 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): Senior Iraqi politicians have warned that a crucial deal between Baghdad and Washington governing the presence of American troops in the country is doomed to failure after ... Read more...

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Kurdish PM predicts US troops will remain in Iraq until 2020


October 25th, 2008 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): Baghdad is unlikely to sign an agreement with Washington on the future of US forces in Iraq by a critical year-end deadline, Prime Minister of countrys largely ... Read more...

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US presses Iraq on military forces pact (Lead)


October 22nd, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Oct 22 (DPA) Bombings claimed several lives across Iraq Wednesday as the Iraqi and US governments haggled over an agreement to keep US forces in Iraq. Without the agreement, the US ... Read more...

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Thousands protest against new security deal in Iraq


October 18th, 2008 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Oct 18 (DPA) Tens of thousands of supporters of militant Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr demonstrated Saturday in Baghdad against the draft security deal being considered by the Iraqi and US legislatures.Al-Sadr ... Read more...

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US, Iraqi negotiators reach agreement on troops presence


October 17th, 2008 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 17 (DPA) US and Iraqi negotiators have reached a tentative agreement outlining the future presence of US troops but it still requires the support of lawmakers in both countries, the ... Read more...

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Obama Camp denies that it sought to delay Iraq troop withdrawal pact


September 16th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept.16 (ANI): The Obama Campaign has denied a New York Post report that said he privately tried to persuade Iraqi political leaders to stall an agreement on scaling back ... Read more...

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British combat troops to leave Iraq ”within a year”


August 15th, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 15 (ANI): All British combat troops are to be withdrawn from Iraq by the middle of 2009, leaving a few hundred military trainers to continue instructing an Iraqi Army ... Read more...

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US troops will pull out in three years, says Iraqi Minister


August 14th, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.14 (ANI): All US combat troops will leave Iraq within three years, provided the violence remains low, under the terms of a draft agreement with the Iraqi Government. Iraqs Foreign ... Read more...

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Radical cleric asks Iraq not to sign security deal with US


July 31st, 2008 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Baghdad, July 31 (Xinhua) Iraq's radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr Thursday urged the government not to sign security deal that set a framework for the US troops' presence in the country after ... Read more...

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UK military to have long-term role in Iraq, says its commander


July 15th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): The British military is likely to have a long-term role in Iraq, a top commander said on Monday. Major-General Barney White-Spunner, who is in charge of British ... Read more...

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