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CHECKPOINTS SET UP BY IRAQI SECURITY FORCES

Iraqi security forces set up checkpoints on Monday in the Dora neighborhood southeast of Baghdad, where media reports have said three US nationals were kidnapped on Friday According to witnesses, two Iraqi army helicopters were also seen hovering over the district while police SUVs were patrolling the streets. The US …

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OIL PRICE FALLS BELOW $28 A BARREL

The oil price has recovered slightly after earlier falling below $28 a barrel, as Opec predicts crude will mount a recovery this year. Brent crude, used as an international benchmark, fell as low as $27.67 a barrel, its lowest since 2003, before recovering to trade at $28.86. The price of …

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