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WORLD WILDLIFE PLUMMETS MORE T...

Global animal, bird and fish populations have plummeted more than two-thirds in less than 50 years due to rampant over-consumption, experts said Thursday in a stark warning to save nature in order to...

SEVENTY PERCENT OF WILDLIFE LO...

Global animal, bird and fish populations have plummeted more than two-thirds in less than 50 years due to rampant over-consumption, experts said Thursday. The WWF's biennial Living Planet Index, whic...

TRUMP REVELS IN NOMINATION FOR...

US President Donald Trump revelled Wednesday in his nomination by a right-wing Norwegian politician for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize."Thank you!" he said in one of a flurry of tweets and retweets celeb...

FOUR SOLDIERS KILLED IN CENTRA...

Four Malian soldiers were killed in an attack in the country's restive central region on Wednesday, official sources said.The attack took place near Alatona, not far from the Mauritania border, a sou...

US CUTS TROOPS IN IRAQ ON TRUM...

The US announced a sharp cut Wednesday to troop numbers in Iraq, as President Donald Trump seeks to honor his pledge to halt the country's "endless wars" overseas with just two months to go until the...

AIRBUS THINKS GOOSE TIP COULD ...

If planes flew in formation like wild geese they might use five to 10 percent less fuel, European aircraft maker Airbus said Wednesday as it signed up to test the idea.Executive vice president Jean-B...

SERBIA DROPS OUT OF WAR GAMES ...

Serbia has dropped out of planned military drills in Belarus with Russia after pressure from the EU, the Balkan state's defence minister said Wednesday.Serbia -- an EU candidate country that also mai...

CAMEROON ARMY LAUNCHES OPERATI...

Cameroon's army launched a "special operation" against anglophone separatists on Wednesday in Bamenda, the capital of the English-speaking Northwest region, bringing the city to a halt.The country's ...

IRAQ US RELATIONS SINCE 2003

Key dates in relations between Iraq and the United States, which invaded in 2003, before withdrawing in 2011, only to return three years later to battle the Islamic State group.- Invasion -On March 2...

FOREIGN TROOP DEPLOYMENTS IN IRAQ

Washington will slash numbers of American troops in Iraq to 3,000 in September, drawing down the bulk of the US-led coalition helping Baghdad root out jihadist sleeper cells. The announcement follows...

JORDAN REINSTATES NATIONAL MIL...

Jordan on Wednesday announced the reinstatement of compulsory military service for jobless men aged between 25 and 29, amid rising unemployment since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic.Men w...

US CUTS TROOPS IN IRAQ ON TRUM...

The US announced a sharp cut Wednesday to troop numbers in Iraq, as President Donald Trump seeks to honor his pledge to halt the country's "endless wars" overseas, with just two months to go until th...