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Iran demotes chief nuclear negotiator

Iran has demoted its chief nuclear negotiator and replaced him as deputy foreign minister with an opponent of concessions to the West, state media reported Wednesday. Abbas Araghchi will remain part of Iran's negotiating team in talks on reviving a landmark nuclear agreement with major...

Israel hits Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket fire

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck a series of targets in the Gaza Strip early Monday in response to rocket launches out of the Hamas-ruled territory. It was the third consecutive night of fighting between the two sides, even as Israel’s foreign minister sought to dangle incentives for...

Iran to allow new memory cards in UN's nuclear site cameras

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran agreed Sunday to allow international inspectors to install new memory cards into surveillance cameras at its sensitive nuclear sites and to continue filming there, potentially averting a diplomatic showdown this week. The announcement by Mohammad Eslami of the...