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Iran Asks Iraq to Help Free National Detained During Saudi Pilgrimage
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Iran Asks Iraq to Help Free National Detained During Saudi Pilgrimage

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran is seeking the release of one of its nationals it says was arrested in Saudi Arabia during the haj pilgrimage, as the two regional rivals appear poised to resume contacts aimed at restoring relations.Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian raised the issue during a call with his Iraqi counterpart in which he asked for the incident to be followed up by Iraq, which has hosted several rounds of Iranian-Saudi talks."In this call, our foreign minister (Amirabdollahian) pursued the fate of an Iranian compatriot arrested during the haj in Saudi Arabia and asked that a message be conveyed towards his release," Iranian state media reported on Friday.No details of the reported arrest during the annual Muslim haj pilgrimage, which was held in July, were given.Tehran ...
Turkey Says Its Consulate in Iraq’s Mosul Attacked
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Turkey Says Its Consulate in Iraq’s Mosul Attacked

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's consulate general in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was attacked early on Wednesday but there were no reported casualties, the Turkish foreign ministry said.Mortar rounds had fallen close to the building, one official said."We condemn this attack...in the strongest terms and expect those responsible to be brought to justice as soon as possible," the ministry said.The ministry said the attack coincided with a U.N. Security Council meeting held at the request of Iraqi authorities to discuss an attack in northern Iraq last week "at a time when our country was unfairly accused and targeted".Eight people were killed and 23 were wounded in an attack on a mountain resort in Iraq's northern Dohuk province last week. Turkey has rejected claims by Iraqi officials a...