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Protesters swarm former US Embassy in Tehran

Protesters swarm former US Embassy in Tehran

Nov 04, – The crowds also send a message to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who cautiously has backed Rouhani’s overtures to the U.S. and efforts to end the impasse with the West over Tehran’s nuclear program. Tens of thousands of demonstrators packed the streets Monday outside the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran in […]

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Syria’s Assad vows to comply with UN resolution

Syria’s Assad vows to comply with UN resolution

Sep 29, – The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted last week to purge Syria of its chemical weapons program in a move that marked a major breakthrough in the paralysis that has plagued the council since the Syrian uprising began in March 2011. Syria’s president vowed Sunday to abide by last week’s U.N. resolution […]

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Major quake in southwestern Pakistan kills 39

Major quake in southwestern Pakistan kills 39

Sep 24, –  A major earthquake struck a remote area in southwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 39 people and wounding dozens as houses collapsed on top of people inside while others fled into the streets and prayed for their lives. The Pakistani military said it was rushing troops and helicopters to Baluchistan province’s […]

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Iran: UN talks signal ‘new era’ on nuclear impasse

Iran: UN talks signal ‘new era’ on nuclear impasse

Sep 24, – Iran’s foreign ministry says a planned meeting this week at the United Nations to discuss restarting nuclear talks signals the beginning of a “new era” in relations with the West. The comments Tuesday come as Iran’s new president, Hasan Rouhani, is leadings the country’s delegation at the annual U.N. General Assembly in […]

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For Obama, diplomatic openings on 3 fronts

For Obama, diplomatic openings on 3 fronts

Sep 22, – President Barack Obama arrives at the United Nations on Monday with diplomatic openings, the result of help from unexpected partners, on three fronts: Iran, Syria, and elusive peace between Israel and the Palestinians. All three pathways are fraught with potential pitfalls and hinge on cooperation from often unreliable nations. Obama also risks […]

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UN: World population to reach 8.1 billion in 2025, India surpass china’s

UN: World population to reach 8.1 billion in 2025, India surpass china’s

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — India’s population is expected to surpass China’s around 2028 when both countries will have populations of around 1.45 billion, according to the report on “World Population Prospects.” While India’s population is forecast to grow to around 1.6 billion and then slowly decline to 1.5 billion in 2100, China’s is expected to […]

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Anti-Hezbollah clashes kill one Protester in Lebanon

Anti-Hezbollah clashes kill one Protester in Lebanon

June 9, BEIRUT (AP) — The official identified the man killed as a 28-year-old from the small Lebanese Option Party which had called for the anti-Hezbollah protest. He spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. Clashes erupted Sunday near the Iranian embassy in Beirut between protesters opposed to Hezbollah’s participation in the Syrian […]

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Iran’s Presidential Candidate vows to reset foreign ties

Iran’s Presidential Candidate vows to reset foreign ties

June 9, TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Addressing a campaign rally in Tehran, Hasan Rowhani said his priority in foreign policy would be to “reconcile” with the outside world and distance Iran from Ahmadinejad’s combative, hardline style. Iran’s president does not have control of central issues like nuclear policy, but a president who has a close […]

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Obama administration Imposed new economic sanctions on Iran

Obama administration Imposed new economic sanctions on Iran

June 4, AP – The executive order from President Barack Obama broadens a sanctions campaign aimed at crippling Iran’s economy, forcing it to comply with international demands that it prove its nuclear program is peaceful. The US believes Iran is working to develop nuclear weapons, a charge that Iran denies. The Obama administration imposed new […]

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Barrage of rockets from Syria hit Hezbollah stronghold

Barrage of rockets from Syria hit Hezbollah stronghold

May 2, BEIRUT (AP) — The rockets targeted the Baalbek region, the latest sign that Syria’s civil war is increasingly destabilizing Lebanon. On Friday, the Lebanese parliament decided to put off general elections, originally scheduled for June, by 17 months, blaming a deteriorating security situation in the country. Eighteen rockets and mortars rounds from Syria […]

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