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August 20, 2017 4:46 AM Trump, first lady to skip Kennedy Center Honors awards program

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Acknowledging that he has become a “political distraction,” President Donald Trump has decided to skip the festivities surrounding the annual Kennedy Center Honors arts awards later this year, the White House announced Saturday amid the continuing fallout over Trump’s stance on last weekend’s white supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville 1

August 12, 2017 6:11 PM Inside the air campaign against ISIS in Iraq

In an interview with 'The Jerusalem Post,' US Deputy Commanding General Andrew A. Croft maps the challenges coalition and Iraqi forces faced in the battle for Mosul. In June, Islamic State’s fighters in Mosul had been pushed back to a warren of small streets in Mosul. On June 21, with a few square kilometers of territory still under their command, they blew up the iconic 3

August 12, 2017 3:44 AM An encounter with an astute international diplomat- Busumuru Dr Kofi Annan

A section of Ghanaians will have a rare opportunity of meeting and listening to an astute international diplomat, Busumuru Dr. Kofi Atta Annan today.The astute diplomat would be the special guest speaker at his alma mater, Mfantsipim Old Boys Association’s (MOBA) fundraising ceremony at the Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel. The MOBA annual fundraising 4

August 10, 2017 10:31 AM Latest FIFA Rankings: Brazil Back on Top of the World as Surprise European Pair Feature in Top 5

Brazil have returned to the top of the FIFA world rankings in the latest update for August, moving ahead of Confederations Cup winners Germany despite neither nation actually playing any games since the July rankings were released a month ago. Argentina have held steady at third, while Switzerland have risen one place to fourth. It is not an all-time 1

August 8, 2017 2:06 PM Shiite Militia Blames U.S. for Attack That Killed Dozens on the Syria-Iraq Border

The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria has denied killing dozens of Shiite militia fighters in an artillery attack near the al-Tanf border. The Iran-backed Sayyid al-Shuhada Brigade operating along the border between Iraq and Syria had earlier accused the U.S. of the killings. The Associated Press reported that more than 40 of the fighters were killed 5

August 8, 2017 1:37 PM U.S. denies bombing Iraqi Shi'ite militia near Syrian border

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S-led coalition fighting Islamic State denied responsibility on Tuesday for an attack near the Syrian border, which killed dozens of members of an Iraqi Shi'ite militia and, that group said, several of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards. A spokesman for the Iran-backed Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada militia said 36 of its fighters 3

August 8, 2017 6:23 AM Iran, Ghana partner for energy, industry

Iran and Ghana have signed a number of memorandums of understanding (MoUs) including those on dam constructing dams and setting up pharmaceutical factories, a report said. The MoUs were signed by Iran's Minister of Labour Ali Rabiei and Ghanaian Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia in Tehran, Iran Daily reported, citing Fars News Agency. Iran can exchange 5

August 8, 2017 1:26 AM Former spy David Cohen warns Trump not to ‘politicize’ Iran intelligence

Former CIA deputy director David Cohen said US President Donald Trump’s tasking a team with justifying a pullout from the Iran nuclear deal posed a “grave danger” to the ability of the United States to face international threats. “The president’s reported demand for intelligence to support his policy preference to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal risks 1

August 7, 2017 7:12 PM Iran to construct 30,000 tonnes chocolate factory in Ghana

Government has signed an MoU with the Republic of Iran for the construction of a 30,000 metric tonnes capacity chocolate factory in Ghana. The project will be executed and managed by Shirin Arsal Food Industrial Group, a major food processing factory in Iran. The Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, signed on behalf of Ghana whilst 5

August 7, 2017 4:29 PM Two U.S. envoys travel to Gulf to work on Qatar rift

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. envoys arrive in the Gulf region this week to meet with officials there to help resolve a diplomatic crisis between Qatar and four other Arab countries that has lasted for more than two months, a State Department official said on Monday. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and transport 2