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Iraq forces attack IS-held Mosul airport

Iraqi forces backed by jets, drones and gunships attacked Mosul airport Thursday, a key step in a renewed offensive against jihadists defending their stronghold on the city’s west bank.

US secretary of state in Mexico to calm tensions

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in Mexico late Wednesday for a meeting with its leader to ease diplomatic tensions over President Donald Trump’s trade and immigration policies.

Somali president says no quick fix for nation’s woes

Somalia’s new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed sought to downplay soaring expectations of his new administration at his inauguration Wednesday, warning it would take decades to fix the nation’s many ills.

Iraq forces poised for Mosul airport assault

Iraqi forces readied on Wednesday for an assault on Mosul airport after blitzing jihadist positions in a renewed offensive to retake the Islamic State group’s emblematic stronghold.