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20 January, 2018 5:30 PM What happens when a government closes shop

In shutdowns, non-essential government employees are furloughed, or placed on temporary unpaid leave. Workers deemed essential, including those dealing with public safety and national security, keep working. After previous government shutdowns, Congress passed measures to ensure that all unpaid workers received retroactive pay. The Trump administration 26

15 January, 2018 6:50 AM 26 killed in Baghdad twin suicide blast: Officials

A double suicide bombing killed 26 people in Baghdad today, officials said, the second such attack in the Iraqi capital in three days. Dr Abdel Ghani al-Saadi, health chief for east Baghdad, reported "26 dead and 90 wounded". "Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in Tayyaran Square in central Baghdad," said General Saad Maan, spokesman for the Joint 48

15 January, 2018 6:37 AM Double suicide bombing in Baghdad kills at least 16 people

Iraq’s Interior Ministry spokesman says a double suicide bombing in central Baghdad has killed at least 16 people. Maj. Gen. Saad Maan says the rush-hour attack struck at the city’s Tayran Square on Monday morning. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but it bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group, which has claimed such attacks 45

14 January, 2018 7:36 AM Iraq PM to lead diverse coalition in May election

Iraq’s Prime Minister says he will lead a “cross-sectarian” list in national elections proposed for May, hoping to build on last year’s victory against the Islamic State group. In a statement issued late Saturday, Haider al-Abadi says his Victory Alliance will “boost the country’s integrity and national sovereignty, correct mistakes and achieve justice 39

31 December, 2017 9:00 AM New Year's Eve: How The World Is Preparing To Ring In 2018. See Pics

New Year's Eve 2017: Preparations are on in full swing for the New Year parties across the globe With only a few hours to go for 2018, preparations are on at all full swing across the world for New Year's Eve celebrations and parties. In many cities, revelers take to the streets to celebrate the arrival of the New Year with the community while some prefer 56

28 December, 2017 11:10 AM Turkey detains 38 Islamic State suspects: Agency

Counter-terrorism police carried out simultaneous raids on homes in various districts of Bursa, smashing doors open with battering rams and searching the properties. ISTANBUL: Turkish police detained 38 people, some of them Syrian citizens, over suspected links to Islamic State in an operation on Thursday in the northwestern province of Bursa, the state-run 78

24 December, 2017 6:58 PM Chinese firm to develop oil field near Iraqi capital

A ministry spokesman told AFP the target was to produce 40,000 barrels per day from the southern sector of the East Baghdad field within five years of implementation of the accord. BAGHDAD: A Chinese state-run company, ZhenHua Oil, is to develop an oil field near Baghdad under an accord with Iraq, the oil ministry said on Sunday. A ministry spokesman 69

17 December, 2017 7:56 AM NIA registers case against 5 for ISIS links

Kochi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a case against five accused persons with suspected Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) links in Kochi. The case has been registered under sections 38 and 39 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The case was registered at Valapattanam Police Station in Kannur district of Kerala yesterday 58

16 December, 2017 6:45 AM Miss Iraq's Family Forced To Flee Country After Selfie With Miss Israel

Miss Iraq and Miss Israel took a selfie together at the Miss Universe pageant. It went viral. Then, Miss Iraq's family started getting death threats Miss Iraq Sarah Idan's family was forced to flee the country after receiving death threats over a selfie the beauty queen took with Miss Israel during the Miss Universe pageant last month. Iraq does not recognise 70

15 December, 2017 11:14 AM Islamic State warns of attacks against United States in response to Jerusalem decision

Islamic State has said it would carry out operations and showed images of New York`s Times Square and what appeared to be an explosive bomb belt and detonator. Cairo: Islamic State (IS) threatened attacks on US soil in retaliation for the Trump administration`s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, one of the group`s social media 57