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PM Abadi says Trump has vowed 'firm' support to Iraq

Updated: Nov 19, 2016 14:09 IST      
PM Abadi says Trump has vowed 'firm' support to Iraq

Baghdad [Iraq], Nov. 19 (ANI): Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said that U S President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to provide "strong and firm" support to his government.

"You are key partners to us and will find strong and firm support," a statement from Abadi's office quoted Trump, as saying during an evening phone call between the two leaders on Friday.

The statement said that Trump sent his congratulations to Iraq over its latest victories against the Islamic State (IS) militants, reports Xinhua.

During the conversation, Trump also invited Abadi to visit Washington shortly after the January inauguration.

The two leaders reviewed the victories of the Iraqi forces in their fight against the IS, stressing the importance of mobilizing all efforts to root out the ideology of terrorism, said the sattement.

On November 9, Trump defeated his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States.

Leading a coalition of more than 60 countries, the United States has been using airstrikes to fight IS militants in Syria and Iraq.

Moreover, hundreds of U.S. military personnel are now deployed in Iraq to provide support to the government forces in battles to drive out IS militants from the city of Mosul, some 400 km north of the capital Baghdad. (ANI)

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US Senate votes today to replace Obamacare

Updated: Jul 25, 2017 20:47 IST     

New York [U.S.A.], July 25 (ANI): Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has the Senate set to vote on Tuesday on the first major test for the GOP effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. It's a vote to debate and amendments on the House-passed health care bill (i.e. the AHCA.)

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Trump criticizes Sessions over Clinton

Updated: Jul 25, 2017 20:16 IST     

New York [U.S.A.], July 25 (ANI): In a series of tweets, President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticised Attorney General Jeff Sessions for taking "very weak position" on Hillary Clinton.

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Israel, India hold joint First Aid Training

Updated: Jul 25, 2017 18:52 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 25 (ANI): The Israeli National Emergency Medical Service, MDA-Magen David Adom (Hebrew for Red Star of David) and the Indian Red Cross

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Beijing [China], July 25 (ANI) :China has reiterated that it is in favour of maintaining peace and stability along the India-China border but not at the expense of compromising on territorial sovereignty.

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Israel removes metal detectors from Al- Aqsa Mosque

Updated: Jul 25, 2017 17:40 IST     

Jerusalem [Israel], July 25 (ANI): After a week of violent protests that claimed seven lives,Israel on Tuesday removed controversial metal detectors installed outside the entrance of the sensitive compound that houses al-Aqsa mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem.

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Nepal PM Deuba to visit India next month: Sources

Updated: Jul 25, 2017 17:30 IST      By: Binod Prasad Adhikari

Kathmandu [Nepal], July 25 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is set to visit India next month.

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Chinese Foreign Minister accuses India of sparking Doklam row

Updated: Jul 25, 2017 17:08 IST     

Beijing [China], July 25 (ANI): China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi has accused India of sparking off a border standoff by deploying its troops along the along the Doklam region.

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No deal with Ghani govt for political role: Hekmatyar

Updated: Jul 25, 2017 16:54 IST     

Kabul [Afghanistan], July 25 (ANI): Former warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has outrightly rejected that his party, the Hezb-e-Islami, has reached an agreement to play a political role in the national unity-led government of Afghanistan.

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Melbourne [Australia], July 25 (ANI): Pope Francis' treasurer would be tried in Australia on the charges of sex crimes.

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PTI calls for scrutiny of political parties funds

Updated: Jul 25, 2017 16:39 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], July 25 (ANI): After being accused of receiving funds from unauthorised sources, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party has called for a scrutiny of accounts and funds of all political parties, particularly religious parties.

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Beijing [China], July 25 (ANI): Continuing their tirade against India, the state owned Chinese media has said the upcoming visit of Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval to Beijing is only meant for BRICS meet and not for solving the current border standoff between the two sides.

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Pakistan PM's principal secretary accused of corruption

Updated: Jul 25, 2017 13:37 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], July 25 (ANI) :A petition has been filed against Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Principal Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) accusing him of "corrupt practices".

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Texas [United States], July 25 (ANI): A truck driver has been charged by a San Antonio federal courte for transporting undocumented immigrants in an unventilated, windowless semi truck which resulted in the death of 10 persons on Monday.

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New York [US], July. 25 (ANI): UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who has a history being gaffe-prone, joked that the traditional Maori greeting 'hongi', in which people press their foreheads and noses together, could be mistaken for a headbutt.

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West Virginia [U.S.A.], July 25 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to joke in his address at the Boy Scouts of America's National Jamboree that he would fire Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price if he fails to scrap Obamacare.

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