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UK Has Killed More Than 4,000 Islamic State Fighters In Air Strikes In Iraq And Syria

Britain has killed more than 4,000 Islamic State fighters in air strikes in Iraq and Syria but has only admitted to causing one civilian death in four and a half years of bombing, official data seen by HuffPost UK shows. The Ministry of Defence estimates that RAF bombing killed 2,994 enemy fighters in Iraq and... Continue Reading →

Mexican central bank in talks with Amazon about new mobile payments

Mexico's central bank is in talks with Amazon.com Inc to launch a new government-backed mobile payment system that would allow consumers to pay for online purchases using QR codes, the bank's head of payments said. It would be the first time the world's largest online retailer offers such scanning technology in Mexico and could eventually... Continue Reading →

Attack slows on Islamic State Syria pocket to save civilians – official

U.S.-backed forces are slowing down their offensive against the last Islamic State pocket in eastern Syria to protect civilians who remain there, a spokesman for a militia force said on Monday, adding that the battle would still "be over soon". The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) faced landmines, car bombs, tunnel ambushes and suicide attacks on... Continue Reading →

China says U.S. trade talks progress ‘well received

The "substantive progress" China and the United States have made in their trade talks has been "well-received" in both countries and around the world, a senior Chinese official said on Monday, maintaining Beijing's previous upbeat assessment of discussions. "History shows cooperation is the best choice for the world's two largest economies," Zhang Yesui, a former... Continue Reading →

Car rams into Israeli troops, Palestinian attackers killed – military

Palestinians deliberately drove a car into Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank on Monday and two of the attackers were shot dead after critically injuring an officer, the Israeli military said. Describing the incident as a car-ramming, the military said a third Palestinian in the vehicle was slightly wounded after the troops opened fire.... Continue Reading →

Iran’s Khamenei doubted Europe could help Tehran against U.S. sanctions

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei advised the government last July not to rely on European efforts to protect Tehran against U.S. sanctions, months after Washington withdrew from a nuclear deal with Iran and reimposed penalties. The release of Khamenei's speech nine months after his meeting with the cabinet, showed while President Hassan Rouhani was... Continue Reading →

Pakistan adds flights, delays reopening of commercial airspace

Pakistan resumed flights at more airports but delayed until Tuesday the reopening of its airspace nationwide, aviation authorities said, as tension with India eased after a standoff that brought the nuclear-armed neighbours to the brink of war. Pakistan shut its airspace last week, leaving thousands of travellers stranded and forcing carriers to reroute flights, but... Continue Reading →

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