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Turkey, Sweden, Finland reach agreement on NATO membership

The President of Finland, Sauli Niinisto, said on Tuesday (June 28), Turkey has agreed on Sweden and Finland’s NATO membership following a joint memorandum on security, Reuters reported.


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US Dept. of State speaks out against missile attacks on Khor Mor

The US Department of State condemned the recent missile attacks on Khor Mor gas field in a statement on Sunday (June 26).


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Kurdish Iranian suspect arrested in connection with Oslo shooting

A 42-year-old Norwegian citizen of Iranian Kurdish origin was arrested and charged with, attempted murder and terrorist acts in connection with a mass shooting in Norway on Saturday (June 25), NRT reporter Karwan Muhammad said.


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Iraqi foreign ministry: No evidence Polish police killed Iraqis at border

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday (June 24) investigations show there is no evidence to prove Poland police killed Iraqi migrants on the country’s border.


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Kurdish man dies after granted asylum in Italy

A Kurdish man died suddenly one day after he was granted asylum in Italy after a wait of more than 20 years, the head of a refugee foundation said on Thursday (June 23).


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UK-Rwanda refugee flight cancelled

The first flight scheduled to take UK-based refugees to Rwanda was cancelled on Tuesday (June 14) after last-ditch legal challenges.


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European court issues ruling against sending Iraqi asylum seeker to Rwanda

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a last-minute ruling on Tuesday (June 14) against the deportation of an Iraqi man in the UK to Rwanda, casting doubt on the flight scheduled to bring the first group of asylum seekers to the central African country.


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Kurdish refugee foundation discovers three bodies from wrecked boat in Greek waters

The head of the Summit Foundation for Refugees and Displaced Affairs, Ari Jalal, said on Tuesday (June 14) the bodies of three Kurdish migrants were found in different stages of a search near Santorini Island in Greece.


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Iraqi national in Guantanamo Bay pleads guilty to war crimes

An Iraqi citizen pleaded guilty on Monday before a military commission in Guantanamo Bay to his involvement in al-Qaeda attacks on US troops, allies and civilians in Afghanistan, the Associated Press (AP) reported.


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Two Iraqis among first Rwanda refugee flight

Two Iraqis and four Iranians are among the last remaining refugees who are set to be taken to Rwanda on Tuesday (June 14).


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US SEC opens investigation into Ericsson’s Iraq scandal

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has begun an investigation into Ericsson’s report of corruption cases involving the company’s operations in Iraq, Reuters said on Thursday (June 10).


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Asylum seekers facing resettlement scheme to Rwanda go on hunger strike

The International Federation of Iraqi Refugees (IFIR) said on Friday (June 3) more than 30 asylum seekers began a hunger strike in Harmondsworth detention center against the decision to send them to Rwanda as part of the UK’s deal with the African country on overhauling Britain’s asylum system.


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Irish court finds former soldier guilty of joining ISIS

Lisa Smith, a former member of Irish Defense Forces, was found guilty of membership in the Islamic State (ISIS) group by the Special Criminal Court in Dublin on Monday (May 30), the BBC said.


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Kurdish asylum seekers continue hunger strike in Poland

A group of Kurdish asylum seekers in Poland have been on hunger strike for three weeks now, in protest against the conditions of their detention in the country, the Associated Press said on Friday (May 27).


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Iraqi national charged with alleged plot to assassinate George Bush in Texas

An Iraqi national was arrested in Ohio on federal charges over a plot to assassinate former US President George W. Bush, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Tuesday (May 24).


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KRG can not implement federal court ruling on oil sector- Barzani

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said on Tuesday (May 25) that the Iraqi Supreme Court ruling against KRG's oil sales is unconstitutional and political, and the KRG will not implement it.


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Ezidi organization joins legal battle against French multinational company

The Free Yezidi Foundation has joined a lawsuit against Lafarge, a French multinational cement company, the organization announced in a statement on Friday (May 20).


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Iraqi suspect arrested over knife attack in train in western Germany

At least six people were wounded in a knife attack on a passenger train in the city of Aachen in western Germany on Friday (May 13), NRT reporter Halgurd Omer said.


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US to open limited foreign investment in northeast Syria

The US will allow limited foreign investment in parts of Syria that are not under the control of the Syrian government, the acting secretary of state, Victoria Nuland, said on Wednesday (May 11).


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EU hopes to reach compromise between US, Iran on nuclear deal

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Saturday (May 7) the EU is taking the last chance to save nuclear deal between Iran and the US and end the impasse.


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