Iraq considers deepening military ties with Russia

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq and Russia discussed prospects for deepening military coordination, Iraq’s Defence Ministry said, amid a strain in Baghdad-Washington relations after a United States (US) airstrike killed a top Iranian general. The ministry statement followed a meeting in Baghdad between Iraqi army chief of staff Lieutenant General Othman Al-Ghanimi and Russian Ambassador Maksim Maksimov, as well as a newly arrived defence attache.  More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin