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Russia opens way to missile deliveries to Iran, starts oil-for-goods swap

Russia opens way to missile deliveries to Iran, starts oil-for-goods swap

Russia  paved the way on Monday for missile system deliveries to Iran and started an oil-for-goods swap, signaling that Moscow may have a head-start in the race to benefit from an eventual lifting of sanctions on Tehran. The moves come after world powers,...

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One dead in US campus shooting

One dead in US campus shooting

At least one person was killed Monday in a shooting on a college campus in the state of North Carolina, local media reported. The library of Wayne Community College in Goldsboro sent the campus into lockdown as law enforcement officers were looking for the suspect, reported local news...

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Daesh affects youth 'like Beatles': ex-UK prosecutor

Daesh affects youth 'like Beatles': ex-UK prosecutor

Daesh is affecting people almost the same way that the music industry and pop stars do, a former U.K. chief crown prosecutor claims. In an exclusive interview with The Anadolu Agency on Friday, Nazir Afzal, Britain’s first Muslim to serve as the chief crown prosecutor for North West...

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Yemen's exiled president appoints conciliatory figure as deputy

Yemen's exiled president appoints conciliatory figure as deputy

(Reuters) - Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi appointed his former prime minister as vice president on Sunday, a move apparently aimed at improving the chances of a peaceful settlement to the civil war that forced Hadi to flee to  Saudi Arabia . "The president issued an...

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Italy picks up 700 boat migrants, says rescue operations ongoing

Italy picks up 700 boat migrants, says rescue operations ongoing

(Reuters) - Italian ships have picked up almost 700 migrants in seven inflatable boats and further rescue operations are underway as calm seas favored departures from  Libya  for the Italian coast, the coast guard said on Sunday. Italian navy and coast guard vessels and one...

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Deal or not, many U.S. states will keep sanctions grip on Iran

Deal or not, many U.S. states will keep sanctions grip on Iran

As the United States and  Iran  come closer to a historic nuclear deal, many U.S. states are likely to stick with their own sanctions on Iran that could complicate any warming of relations between the long-time foes. In a little known aspect of Iran's international...

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US, Europe demand Libya ceasefire as embassies attacked

US, Europe demand Libya ceasefire as embassies attacked

Tripoli (AFP) - The United States and European powers pressed Libya's rival factions to set an "unconditional" ceasefire at talks restarting on Monday, as two attacks on foreign embassies were linked to Islamic State militants. Morocco is hosting a UN-backed dialogue between representatives...

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'See beyond sects,' urges Turkish president

'See beyond sects,' urges Turkish president

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday urged for seeing beyond sectarian differences among Muslim countries, saying that the Muslim world's sole religion is Islam. "We do not have such a religion as Sunnism or Shism; our sole religion is Islam," said Erdogan addressing a...

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Two bomb attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 13, wound dozens

Two bomb attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 13, wound dozens

(Reuters) - Two separate bomb attacks targeting security forces in Egypt's Sinai peninsula killed at least 13 people and wounded dozens on Sunday, the latest in a wave of violence in a region hit by an Islamist insurgency. Egypt's military said a roadside bomb detonated by militants...

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Clinton tries again to crack 'highest glass ceiling' with White House bid

Clinton tries again to crack 'highest glass ceiling' with White House bid

(Reuters) - Hillary Clinton will try again on Sunday to crack what she calls "the highest and hardest glass ceiling" when she starts a long-awaited second run for the White House as the prohibitive Democratic front runner. Clinton's campaign for the November 2016 election will emphasize...

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Reuters Iraq bureau chief threatened, denounced over story

Reuters Iraq bureau chief threatened, denounced over story

(Reuters) - The Baghdad bureau chief for Reuters has left Iraq after he was threatened on Facebook and denounced by a Shi'ite paramilitary group's satellite news channel in reaction to a Reuters report last week that detailed lynching and looting in the city of Tikrit. The threats...

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Saudi-led coalition says launched 1,200 strikes in Yemen

Saudi-led coalition says launched 1,200 strikes in Yemen

A Saudi Arabia-led coalition said Saturday that it launched 1,200 airstrikes on the positions of Yemen's Shiite Houthi group since March 25. "These strikes have weakened the group," coalition spokesman Ahmed al-Asiri said at a press briefing in Saudi capital Riyadh. He added...

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Iran's Rafsanjani: Yemen mission threatens Muslim world

Iran's Rafsanjani: Yemen mission threatens Muslim world

Consequences of a Saudi-led coalition's airstrikes in Yemen pose a danger for the Islamic world, Iran's Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said Saturday. "The airstrikes and igniting sectarian disputes are perilous, which will shed more blood in Yemen,"...

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Iraq's leader to seek arms, with deferred payment, on U.S. visit

Iraq's leader to seek arms, with deferred payment, on U.S. visit

(Reuters) - Iraq's prime minister will seek President Barack Obama's help to acquire billions of dollars in drones and other U.S. arms to fight Islamic State during a U.S. visit next week but wants to defer payment for the purchases, a senior Iraqi official said. Prime Minister Haidar...

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 Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader, 13 others to death

Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader, 13 others to death

An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and 13 other senior members of the group to death for inciting chaos and violence, a judge said in a televised session on Saturday. The court also sentenced U.S-Egyptian citizen Mohamed Soltan...

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Islamic State attacks Iraqi provincial capital

Islamic State attacks Iraqi provincial capital

(Reuters) - Islamic State militants attacked the capital of Iraq's vast Anbar province on multiple fronts on Friday, seizing two areas on the city outskirts in a setback for a government campaign to retake the desert terrain. The jihadists deployed vehicle and suicide bombs to tear...

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U.S. expands intelligence sharing with Saudis in Yemen operation

U.S. expands intelligence sharing with Saudis in Yemen operation

(Reuters) - The United States is expanding its intelligence-sharing with  Saudi Arabia  to provide more information about potential targets in the kingdom's air campaign against Houthi militias in Yemen, U.S. officials told Reuters. The stepped-up assistance comes as...

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Turkey: 17 troops to face trial in 'parallel state' probe

Turkey: 17 troops to face trial in 'parallel state' probe

Seventeen Turkish soldiers are to face trial on charges of attempting to disrupt the Turkish government. The 17 were ordered to be held in custody by an Istanbul court on Friday pending trial on charges of "being a member of a terrorist organization" and "attempting to overthrow the...

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