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More than 100 US troops suffer brain injuries from Iran attack

WASHINGTON: The US military yesterday disclosed a more than 50% jump in cases of traumatic brain injury stemming from Iran’s missile attack on a base in Iraq last month, with the number of service members diagnosed climbing to over 100.

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US says 50 troops now diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iran strike

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon said yesterday 50 US service members were now diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month, 16 more than the military had previously announced. President Donald Trump

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US says 34 troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iran strike

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon said yesterday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month, a number higher than the military had previously announced. President Donald

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US, Iran both appear to signal desire to avoid further conflict

US President Donald Trump yesterday tempered days of angry rhetoric and suggested Iran was “standing down” after it fired missiles at US forces in Iraq overnight, as both sides looked to defuse a crisis over the US killing of an

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All 30 FBM KLCI counters in the red as tensions In Middle East rise

KUALA LUMPUR: The local stock market took a direct hit from the escalating tension in the Middle East with all index were pushed into the red at early trade. All top 30 counters on FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI)

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Pentagon chief denies US leaving Iraq, Tehran mourns slain commander

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON: The US has no plans to pull its troops out of Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said yesterday, following reports by Reuters and other media of an American military letter informing Iraq officials about the repositioning of troops in

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Pentagon says will not break law of war, despite Trump saying otherwise

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper strongly suggested yesterday that the US military would not violate the laws of armed conflict by striking Iranian cultural sites, a move threatened by President Donald Trump. Asked whether he was willing to target cultural

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U.S. grounds Saudi pilots, halts military training after base shooting

WASHINGTON: Pentagon yesterday announced it was halting operational training of all Saudi Arabian military personnel in the United States until further notice after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and killed three people last week at a base in Florida.

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US warship in Gulf seizes missile parts suspected of Iranian origin

A US Navy warship seized advanced missile parts believed to be linked to Iran from a boat it had stopped in the Arabian Sea, US officials said yesterday, as Trump’s administration pressures Tehran to curb its activities in the region.

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Trump ordered Pentagon to let convicted Navy SEAL keep elite status

President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to let a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct keep his Trident pin designating him as a member of the elite force, instead of holding a review board, his defense secretary said yesterday. The

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