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Iran nuclear deal backers near votes to protect pact in U.S. Congress

Iran nuclear deal backers near votes to protect pact in U.S. Congress

Supporters of the international nuclear agreement with Iran moved within one vote of mustering enough support to protect the deal in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday when two more Democratic senators said they would support the pact. Senators Bob Casey and Chris Coons, known as Iran...

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Friendly fire from Saudi-led coalition kills seven in Yemen: tribal sources

Friendly fire from Saudi-led coalition kills seven in Yemen: tribal sources

Seven supporters of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi were killed on Tuesday by friendly fire from a Saudi-led air strike in north Yemen, tribal sources said, as pro-Hadi forces converged on Marib in preparation to attack Houthi fighters in the region. In the southern port city...

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Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year

Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year

Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church's upcoming Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions, in the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards a more open and inclusive church. In Church teaching, abortion is such a grave sin...

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ISIS carries out chemical attacks in Iraq, Syria

ISIS carries out chemical attacks in Iraq, Syria

 Kurdish authorities said on Tuesday they suspected a homemade rocket fired by Islamic State at their Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq contained chemical substances, accusing the Islamist insurgents of an increasing use of chemical weapons, Reuters reported. The Kurdistan Region's...

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US Iran's 'No.1 enemy' despite nuclear deal: clerical leader

US Iran's 'No.1 enemy' despite nuclear deal: clerical leader

 The United States remains Iran's "number one enemy" despite a recent nuclear deal with world powers, the chief of Tehran's top clerical body said Tuesday, Iranian media reported. The Assembly of Experts is among Iran's most influential institutions, comprising 86 elected clerics...

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Anti-ISIS coalition falling short, says Canada PM

Anti-ISIS coalition falling short, says Canada PM

(Reuters)- Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Monday the U.S.-led coalition's campaign against Islamic State was not doing as well as had been hoped in Syria and parts of Iraq. Harper also said Canada, one of the nations helping Iraq to fight the group also known as...

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Car bomb damages Italy's ENI joint venture office in Libyan capital

Car bomb damages Italy's ENI joint venture office in Libyan capital

(Reuters)- A car bomb went off in Libya's capital Tripoli on Monday in front of the headquarters of Mellitah, an oil and gas joint venture between Italy's ENI and Libyan state oil firm NOC, witnesses said. "The explosion damaged the buildings around the ENI complex and burned three...

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British reporters detained in Turkey questioned by prosecutors

British reporters detained in Turkey questioned by prosecutors

Two British reporters working for Vice News who were detained last week covering unrest in Kurdish-majority southeast Turkey were being questioned by prosecutors Monday. Local judicial officials said the prosecutors were questioning the reporters for the New York-based news website in the...

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Four Libyan soldiers killed in new battle with Islamist fighters in Benghazi: medics

Four Libyan soldiers killed in new battle with Islamist fighters in Benghazi: medics

Four Libyan soldiers were killed and six wounded in fresh fighting with Islamist groups in the eastern city of Benghazi on Sunday, medics and military officials said. Forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government have been fighting Islamist groups in the...

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Iran jails two people for 10 years on espionage charges

Iran jails two people for 10 years on espionage charges

A Revolutionary Court in Iran has sentenced two people to 10 years each in jail on charges of spying for the United States and Israel, the judiciary spokesman said on Sunday without naming those convicted. "These two people were sentenced to 10 years in jail by the Revolutionary...

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Islamic State  detains 230 in Iraq’s Anbar: Local official

Islamic State detains 230 in Iraq’s Anbar: Local official

 The Islamic State militant group has detained 230 Iraqis over the last two days for organizing anti-Daesh protests in Iraq’s western Anbar province, a provincial official said Sunday. “Thirty people were detained by the terrorist group on Sunday in the western town of Al-Rutba...

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Palestine's Hamas not invited to PLO council meeting

Palestine's Hamas not invited to PLO council meeting

A leading member of Palestinian resistance group Hamas on Sunday said his movement had not been invited to attend next month’s scheduled meeting of the Palestinian National Council (PNC). “This is a coup against legitimacy represented by Hamas, which holds the most seats in the...

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Beirut protests end with 3-day deadline for government

Beirut protests end with 3-day deadline for government

 Massive demonstrations in Beirut ended Saturday evening with protesters giving the government a three-day deadline for bringing corrupt officials to account, ending months of political paralysis and resolving a weeks-long sanitation crisis. Initially, dozens of protesters had refused...

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Turkey celebrates Victory Day

Turkey celebrates Victory Day

Turkey marked the anniversary of the decisive battle in the War of Independence on Sunday. Victory Day, which commemorates the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922 against Greek forces, saw President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, senior officials and high-ranking military staff lay a wreath at Anitkabir,...

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One child, police officer killed in attacks in southeast Turkey

One child, police officer killed in attacks in southeast Turkey

 A child and a police officer were killed in two separate attacks in Diyarbakir province in southeast Turkey Sunday following the breakdown of a cease-fire between the government and Kurdish militants, security sources said. Fighting between the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)...

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Iran's Rouhani says military power not affected by nuclear deal: state TV

Iran's Rouhani says military power not affected by nuclear deal: state TV

Iran's military capability has not been affected by its nuclear deal last month with six world powers, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, moving to reassure hardliners that the deal was no sign of Iranian weakness. "With regards to our defensive capability, we did not and...

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Egyptian court sentences Al Jazeera journalists to three years in prison

Egyptian court sentences Al Jazeera journalists to three years in prison

An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has triggered an international outcry. The verdict in a retrial was issued against Mohamed...

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Iraqi PM orders easier access to Baghdad's Green Zone as protests surge

Iraqi PM orders easier access to Baghdad's Green Zone as protests surge

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Friday ordered security forces to ease access to Baghdad's fortified Green Zone and main streets, in an apparent bid to improve daily life for ordinary Iraqis as fresh protests erupted across the country. The capital and many southern...

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