Iraqi forces repel Islamic State offensive south of Mosul, 38 killed

Iraqi forces repel Islamic State offensive south of Mosul, 38 killedIraqi forces repelled an offensive launched in the early hours of Saturday by Islamic State on the Sunni town of Shirqat, south of Mosul, during which 38 military and civilians were killed and about 40 more wounded, security sources said. Islamic State lost 24 fighters in the attack, which ended around midday, the sources said. About half the dead in the city and its surroundings were civilians and the rest members of the Iraqi armed forces and Sunni tribal fighters.


Iraqi forces repel Islamic State offensive south of Mosul, 38 killed

Iraqi forces repel Islamic State offensive south of Mosul, 38 killedIraqi forces repelled an offensive launched in the early hours of Saturday by Islamic State on the Sunni town of Shirqat, south of Mosul, during which 38 military and civilians were killed and about 40 more wounded, security sources said. Islamic State lost 24 fighters in the attack, which ended around midday, the sources said. About half the dead in the city and its surroundings were civilians and the rest members of the Iraqi armed forces and Sunni tribal fighters.


Iran’s Aseman signs final deal for 30 Boeing 737s: IRNA

Iran's Aseman signs final deal for 30 Boeing 737s: IRNAAseman Airlines has signed a final deal to buy 30 Boeing (BA.N) 737 MAX jets in Iran's first new business with the U.S. planemaker since President Donald Trump took office vowing to take a tougher stance toward the country. Aseman and Boeing had signed a tentative deal in April. Iran's state news agency IRNA reported that representatives of Aseman and Boeing signed the final agreement in the capital Tehran on Saturday.


Western Digital to raise Toshiba chip offer in last-ditch bid-source

Western Digital to raise Toshiba chip offer in last-ditch bid-sourceWestern Digital Corp plans to raise its offer for Toshiba Corp's prized semiconductor unit to $18 billion or more, a person familiar with the matter said, in a last-ditch effort to clinch a deal both companies consider vital. The U.S. chipmaker is part of a consortium led by a Japanese government-backed fund. The group will present the new offer of 2 trillion yen or more by Thursday, when the struggling Japanese conglomerate is due to choose a preferred bidder for its Toshiba Memory Corp unit, the world's second-largest producer of NAND memory chips, the person told Reuters on Saturday.