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"US withdraws 2,500 troops amid uptick in attacks: Iraq PM"

Iraks Premierminister Mustafa al-Kadhimi hat den Abzug von 2.500 US-Truppen bestätigt. "Mustafa al-Kadhimi described the move as part of 'a great achievement' made in ongoing strategic dialogue with the US, during an interview with the Al-Iraqiya channel. 'Before my trip to Washington, I met all political forces and some of them asked me to negotiate with the Americans that they would withdraw from Iraq over a period of 8 years. I negotiated and we got a period of 3 years,' the PM said. The remarks come as Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein on Wednesday said Baghdad is 'not happy' with a 'dangerous' threat by Washington to pull its troops and diplomats out of Iraq. (…) Since al-Kadhimi was received in the White House amid great fanfare in August, the frequency of such attacks has increased significantly. In the space of just two months, another 40 attacks have taken place, targeting not only the embassy and military bases, but also the supply convoys of Iraqi contractors for Washington and its allies."

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"Israel to demand more US weapons to counter UAE F-35 deal"

Einem Zeitungsbericht zufolge hat Israel den Versuch aufgegeben, den geplanten Verkauf amerikanischer Kampfflugzeuge an die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate zu blockieren. Stattdessen soll die USA nun auch mehr Waffen an Israel verkaufen, um dessen "militärische Überlegenheit" in der Region aufrechtzuerhalten. "According to an anonymous source in the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is giving up hope on blocking the US sale of the stealth fighter to the UAE, an issue which has become hugely debated in Israel. With the option of blocking the sale appearing closed, Israel may look into buy other advanced weaponry or move forward planned arms purchases, the report added. Israel's minister of intelligence, Eli Cohen, last week said his country would not allow the UAE to procure F-35 jets even with normalisation between the two states."

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"Turkey begins military exercises in north Cyprus"

Vor dem Hintergrund der Spannungen mit Griechenland hat die Türkei am Sonntag im Norden Zyperns mit Militärübungen begonnen. "As the tension ran high, the Turkish military began its exercises called 'Mediterranean Storm' with the Turkish Cypriot Security Command, Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Twitter. (…) Cyprus is divided between the Greek Cypriot-run south - an EU member state - and the Turkish Cypriot north. Turkey has stationed tens of thousands of troops in the north of the island since its 1974 invasion, which followed a coup engineered by military rulers in Athens."

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"The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias reassert dominance over Mustafa al-Kadhimi"

Ein Zusammenstoß zwischen der irakischen Eliteeinheit CTS und der vom Iran unterstützten schiitischen Miliz Kataib Hezbollah Shia in der vergangenen Woche habe das wahre politische Kräfteverhältnis in Bagdad offengelegt, berichtet The New Arab. Die Miliz habe die Freilassung von mehreren Mitgliedern aus staatlicher Haft erzwungen und damit die Grenzen der Macht von Premierminister Mustafa al-Kadhimi demonstriert. "His premiership is the result of a compromise between these two foreign powers, he did not win an election, and he does not have a popular mandate. Kadhimi's position is therefore increasingly precarious and he has now shown that he is too weak to do anything about Iran's proxies who regularly target American troops and dominate Iraq's security and political scene. If Kadhimi moves too powerfully against Iranian interests, the Iraqi parliament who voted him in and which is dominated by lawmakers intimately linked to Tehran will simply call a vote of no confidence and his career as prime minister will end as rapidly as it began."

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