New Zealand PM John Key announces troops bound for Iraq

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John Key delivers a ministerial statement regarding New Zealand’s contribution to the coalition against ISIL while Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee looks on. Photo: Getty Images Wellington: Up to 143 New Zealand military personnel will be sent to Iraq to help train local forces as part of the ongoing fight against the Islamic State group, Prime Minister John Key says. The majority of New Zealand’s non-combat troops will be based at Taji, north of Baghdad. The deployment, which is set to begin in May, will be for an initial period of nine months, but could last up to…

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Indonesia says executions won't be delayed despite mercy pleas

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s president said on Tuesday the planned execution of 11 convicts on death row, most on drugs charges, would not be delayed, warning foreign countries not to intervene in his government’s right to use capital punishment. President Joko Widodo has denied clemency to the convicts despite repeated pleas from […]

New Zealand PM John Key announces troops bound for Iraq

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John Key delivers a ministerial statement regarding New Zealand’s contribution to the coalition against ISIL while Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee looks on. Photo: Getty Images Wellington: Up to 143 New Zealand military personnel will be sent to Iraq to help train local forces as part of the ongoing fight against the Islamic State group, Prime Minister John Key says. The majority of New Zealand’s non-combat troops will be based at Taji, north of Baghdad. The deployment, which is set to begin in May, will be for an initial period of nine months, but could last up to…

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Indonesia says executions won't be delayed despite mercy pleas

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s president said on Tuesday the planned execution of 11 convicts on death row, most on drugs charges, would not be delayed, warning foreign countries not to intervene in his government’s right to use capital punishment. President Joko Widodo has denied clemency to the convicts despite repeated pleas from […]

New Zealand PM John Key announces troops bound for Iraq

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John Key delivers a ministerial statement regarding New Zealand’s contribution to the coalition against ISIL while Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee looks on. Photo: Getty Images Wellington: Up to 143 New Zealand military personnel will be sent to Iraq to help train local forces as part of the ongoing fight against the Islamic State group, Prime Minister John Key says. The majority of New Zealand’s non-combat troops will be based at Taji, north of Baghdad. The deployment, which is set to begin in May, will be for an initial period of nine months, but could last up to…

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Indonesia says executions won't be delayed despite mercy pleas

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s president said on Tuesday the planned execution of 11 convicts on death row, most on drugs charges, would not be delayed, warning foreign countries not to intervene in his government’s right to use capital punishment. President Joko Widodo has denied clemency to the convicts despite repeated pleas from […]