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Iran to hold new wargames in key oil waterway

Iran to hold new wargames in key oil waterway

Iran is to hold fresh military exercises in and around the strategic Strait of Hormuz within weeks, the naval commander of its powerful Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying on Friday. The manoeuvres are to be held in the Iranian […]


In US, growing talk of a possible war with Iran

In US, growing talk of a possible war with Iran

Fed by diplomatic tensions and election-year politics, talk about a coming conflict with Iran has reached a fever pitch in the US capital. Speculation of a possible war with Iran ebbs and flows, but a confluence of events has served […]


Iraq war death toll at 162,000: NGO

Iraq war death toll at 162,000: NGO

Around 162,000 people, almost 80 percent of them civilians, were killed in Iraq from the start of the 2003 US-led invasion up to last month’s withdrawal of American forces, a British NGO said on Monday. Iraq Body Count (IBC) warned […]


Iran-US brinkmanship over oil strait of Hormuz worsens

Iran-US brinkmanship over oil strait of Hormuz worsens

A showdown between Iran and the United States over Tehran’s threats to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to oil tankers worsened on Thursday with warships from each side giving weight to an increasingly bellicose exchange of words. Iran’s Revolutionary […]


South American bloc Mercosur to bar Falklands ships

South American bloc Mercosur to bar Falklands ships

A South American trading bloc that includes Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay agreed Tuesday to close its ports to ships flying the flag of the disputed Falkland Islands, Uruguay’s president said. The presidents of the Mercosur countries agreed at a summit […]


Georgian parliament votes to send more troops to Afghanistan

Georgian parliament votes to send more troops to Afghanistan

Georgia’s parliament voted on Tuesday in favor of President Mikheil Saakashvili’s plan to send more troops to Afghanistan as part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). The initiative was backed by 103 votes out of 150 seats in the […]


US Troops Leave Iraq, Ending Almost 9 Years of War

US Troops Leave Iraq, Ending Almost 9 Years of War

The final convoy of 100 U.S. military vehicles carrying about 500 troops crossed into Kuwait Sunday morning at 7:38 a.m. local time, (0438 UTC), leaving behind only several hundred U.S. security personnel at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. The withdrawal […]


Panetta, Dempsey mark end of Iraq mission

Panetta, Dempsey mark end of Iraq mission

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta arrived here today to join Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in ceremonies marking the end of the U.S. military mission in Iraq. The secretary and chairman, along with […]


Iraq to take over last US base ahead of pullout

Iraq to take over last US base ahead of pullout

Iraq will assume command Friday of the last US military base in the country, a day after US forces formally marked the end of their mission by bringing a divisive war to a low-key conclusion. Baghdad’s security forces will take […]


 
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