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Iraqi forces drive Islamic State out of central Tikrit - PM

Iraqi forces drive Islamic State out of central Tikrit - PM

Iraqi troops aided by Shi'ite paramilitaries have driven Islamic State out of central Tikrit, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Tuesday
Heavy clashes on Saudi-Yemeni border

Heavy clashes on Saudi-Yemeni border

Saudi troops clashed with Yemeni Houthi fighters on Tuesday in the heaviest exchange of cross-border fire since the start of a Saudi-led air offensive last week, while Yemen's foreign minister called for a rapid Arab intervention on the ground
IMF backs Zambia plan to end copper tax rows, warns on deficit

IMF backs Zambia plan to end copper tax rows, warns on deficit

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday applaudedZambia's efforts to resolve tax issues in its copper mining industry but warned that only further tightening of fiscal and monetary polices would contain the country's large deficits.