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Facing brutal urban warfare in Mosul and with their push slowed by the presence of one million residents, Iraqi commanders examined changing strategy last week to help civilians leave to give the army a free hand to strike Islamic State fighters....
The Egyptian pound weakened further against the dollar on Thursday as some banks took advantage of a loosening of restrictions and began addressing customers' forex needs for non-essential goods and temporary overdrafts. Bankers had told Reuters...
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday night he would nominate retired Marine Corps General James Mattis, known as "Mad Dog" and renowned for his tough talk and battlefield experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, to lead the...
Denmark will withdraw its seven F-16 fighter jets from military operations in Syria and Iraq, broadcaster TV2 reported on Friday. The move comes after a U.S. military investigation this week said Danish war planes were involved in a Sept. 17...
Dr. Anthony Fauci doesn't get too excited about the results of animal studies, and he doesn't make house calls. But when a drug already taken by thousands of people for intestinal conditions appeared to control the monkey version of HIV, it...
Not waiting at home for Santa Claus anymore, gourmets in Brussels are flying off aboard his sleigh to dine with him above the city's rooftops and twinkling Christmas lights. "Santa in the Sky" is the new twist on the Belgian capital...
Ukraine's military said its two-day missile drill starting on Thursday would avoid the airspace over Crimea, sidestepping a possible confrontation with Russia which annexed the peninsula in 2014. News of the tests had angered the Kremlin,...
Turkey and Russia, two of the main backers of opposing sides in Syria's civil war, said on Thursday they agreed on the need for a halt to fighting and the provision of aid in Aleppo but deep divisions remain between them over the conflict....
US pop star Taylor Swift, boy band 'One Direction' and British singer Adele were the highest paid musicians in the world this year, Forbes magazine announced on Wednesday. With earnings of US$170 million from touring, recording, endorsement...
Oil prices and energy shares swept higher on Thursday after OPEC agreed to cut crude output to clear a recent glut, while the dollar and bond yields rose sharply on prospects that resulting inflationary pressures will lead to higher interest rates....