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NATO suspends Iraq training mission

NATO

NATO suspended its training mission in Iraq, the alliance said Saturday after a U.S. drone strike killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, according to news organization Politico. NATO has been advising the Iraqi defense forces on how to keep ISIS from regaining strength. However, those “training activities are temporarily …

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Water surface of Iran’s Urmia Lake expands

Urmia Lake

The surface area of the Urmia Lake in north-west Iran has increased by 829 square kilometers, Agil Agdasi, an official with Reagional Water Company of Iran’s East Azerbaijan province, told IRNA, Trend reports. He noted that the lake’s water surface has reached 3,231 square kilometers. Currently, water volume of the lake is …

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Saudi Arabia appoints its first female ambassador to US

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia appointed its first female ambassador early Sunday to serve as its top diplomat in the United States. Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud replaces Prince Khalid bin Salman Al Saud, a son of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia. Princess …

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