Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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Iraqi Premier Announces Cabinet Reshuffle

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced he would reshuffle his cabinet and appoint technocrats to replace ministers appointed because of their political affiliations.

Bergdahl Case Delayed Over Classified Information Dispute

Legal proceedings in the military desertion case against U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl were halted on February 9 amid a dispute over defense access to classified documents.

Iraq Said Unlikely To Retake Mosul From Islamic State This Year

An Iraqi-led operation to retake the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Mosul is unlikely to take place this year, a top U.S. intelligence official said on February 9.

Iraq's Mosul Dam Seen At High Risk Of Failing, Deluging Millions

Iraq's Mosul Dam, already the world's most dangerous, is increasingly at risk of a spectacular failure that would deluge millions of people downstream, according to a U.S. study released by the Iraqi parliament on February 9.

Russia To Argue For Expanding Arctic Ocean Territory Before UN

Russian Natural Resources Minister Sergei Donskoy is to present Moscow's case for expanding its claim to continental shelf territory in the Arctic Ocean before a United Nations commission on February 9.

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