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Iraq's reconstruction after ISIL defeat to cost $88 bln

Iraq's reconstruction after ISIL defeat to cost $88 bln

The International Finance Corporation's (IFC) country manager for Iraq, Ziad Badr, was speaking in Kuwait ahead of an international conference this week for donors and investors to rebuild and revive Iraq's economy as the country emerges from a devastating three-war against ISIS.


Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang

The delegation paid a visit to South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday and delivered the leader's invitation for Moon to visit the North . Perhaps the most intriguing geopolitical news to come out of the start of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, held in PyeongChang , South Korea , might be the fact that the two Korean states chose to unify on the global stage for the occasion.


N.Korean delegation arrives at South's Blue House

N.Korean delegation arrives at South's Blue House

The official said Pence and Moon did not discuss the North Koreans' invitation to Moon for a summit in Pyongyang, which would set the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in 10 years. The white aircraft had the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, North Korea's official name, inscribed in black in Korean on its side, followed by the North Korean flag.


Ankara: 1369 militants killed in Olive Branch operation in Afrin

Ankara: 1369 militants killed in Olive Branch operation in Afrin

But the U.S. has taken a different view to the YPG, providing it with weapons in the Syrian group's battle against Islamic State militants. Turkey has threatened to target Manbij, another Syrian town held by the YPG, in its next move, but the United States has refused to withdraw its troops from the town as demanded by Ankara, heightening the risk of a direct confrontation between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies.


Amit Shah clarifies government's 'lukewarm' attitude to Tripura

Amit Shah clarifies government's 'lukewarm' attitude to Tripura

Shah is on a two-day visit to Tripura and will also hold rallies in Chawmanu and Teliamura. While addressing a public rally on Sunday, he asked the people to oust Tripura's "Lal bhai" government, as he accused the Left cadres of pocketing public funds meant for development.


Trump to pitch major infrastructure plan Monday

Trump to pitch major infrastructure plan Monday

He was meeting with state and local officials at the White House later in the day to drum up support . The first is that the country has been under-investing in infrastructure , leading a state of growing disrepair. Those would be "projects that can lift the American spirit, that are next-century type of infrastructure as opposed to just rebuilding what we have now".