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Iraqi forces aim to secure Mosul bridge, link up to east bank

MOSUL, Iraq: U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul on Sunday, aiming to capture a bridge across the Tigris which would link the city’s government-held eastern bank with the ongoing offensive against remaining militants in the west. The bridge is the southernmost of five bridges spanning the Tigris. All were damaged in strikes by… Read More »

Syrian rebels say new deal reached to secure Aleppo evacuation

BEIRUT: A new deal has been reached to complete the evacuation of rebel-held areas of east Aleppo which had stalled over demands from pro-government forces that two villages besieged by rebels also be evacuated, a Syrian rebel told news channel al-Arabiya al-Hadath on Saturday. Rebel official al-Farouk Abu Bakr, speaking from Aleppo, said the deal… Read More »

Austria says agrees to help Hungary secure Schengen border

VIENNA: Austria agreed on Friday to provide equipment and personnel to help Hungary secure its Schengen border and prevent illegal immigration, an Austrian Defence Ministry spokesman said. Since the height of the refugee crisis last year thousands of refugees have crossed into Hungary – an eastern outpost of Europe’s passport-free Schengen zone – many of… Read More »