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Iran will not be duped in nuclear deal-  Khamenei

Iran will not be duped in nuclear deal- Khamenei

Mar 12, – After the fallout from an open letter sent to Iran by Republican senators, Khamenei appeared before the Assembly of Experts, Iran’s highest clerical body, to praise Iran’s “trustworthy” team negotiating with the “deceitful” world powers. The Iranian negotiating team will not allow Tehran to be duped in any nuclear deal with world […]

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U.S. declares Venezuela a national security threat, sanctions top officials

U.S. declares Venezuela a national security threat, sanctions top officials

Mar 10, – U.S. President Barack Obama signed and issued the executive order, which senior administration officials said did not target Venezuela’s energy sector or broader economy. But the move stokes tensions between Washington and Caracas just as U.S. relations with Cuba, a longtime U.S. foe in Latin America and key ally to Venezuela, are […]

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IS has 20,000-31,500 fighters in Iraq and Syria – CIA

IS has 20,000-31,500 fighters in Iraq and Syria – CIA

Sep 12, – Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria now have about 20,000 to 31,500 fighters on the ground, the Central Intelligence Agency said, much higher than a previous estimate of 10,000. Among those in Syria are 15,000 foreign fighters including 2,000 Westerners, some of whom have joined IS, a US intelligence official told […]

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Obama says will ‘degrade and destroy’ Islamic State

Obama says will ‘degrade and destroy’ Islamic State

Sep 03, – He added destroying the militant group will take time because of the power vacuum in Syria, the abundance of battle hardened fighters that grew out of al-Qaeda in the Iraqi war, and the need to build coalitions, including with local Sunni communities. The United States plans to fight Islamic State until it […]

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U.S., foreign fighters in Syria pose ‘very serious threat’ to U.S. – lawmaker

U.S., foreign fighters in Syria pose ‘very serious threat’ to U.S. – lawmaker

Sep 01, – Representative Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, urged the Obama administration to aggressively prosecute U.S. citizens who had trained overseas as it weighed options for how to respond to escalating violence by Islamic State militants in Iraq. Hundreds of U.S., British and Canadian citizens who have trained with Islamic State […]

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U.S. planes strike militants near Iraq’s Amreli, airdrop aid

U.S. planes strike militants near Iraq’s Amreli, airdrop aid

Aug 31, – President Barack Obama authorized the new military action, broadening U.S. operations in Iraq amid an international outcry over the threat to Amerli’s mostly ethnic Turkmen population. The United States carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State fighters near the besieged Shi’ite town of Amerli in northern Iraq and airdropped humanitarian […]

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U.S. authorities investigate suspected threat against Obama-reports

U.S. authorities investigate suspected threat against Obama-reports

Aug 30, – The U.S. Secret Service, which is responsible for presidential security, issued a statement saying, “Information has been received by law enforcement regarding a potentially suspicious person and vehicle. We are working with our local law enforcement partners to determine the validity of the information provided.” Authorities in Connecticut on Friday were investigating […]

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Kerry, Russian FM join Iran nuclear talks

Kerry, Russian FM join Iran nuclear talks

Nov 23, – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers of other major powers were converging Saturday to lend their weight to the Iran nuclear talks after envoys reported progress in marathon negotiations to curb the Iranian program in return for limited sanctions relief. After a third day of talks, State Department spokesperson […]

November 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Holocaust museum highlights Myanmar’s Rohingya

Holocaust museum highlights Myanmar’s Rohingya

Nov 06, – Myanmar says the display, at an institution constructed in Washington to depict the genocide against Jews during World War II, is inappropriate. It can be seen by tourists and passers-by just a few blocks from the White House, where only six months ago President Barack Obama paid tribute to President Thein Sein. […]

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Obama, Pakistani vow cooperation as tensions ease

Obama, Pakistani vow cooperation as tensions ease

Oct 24, – President Barack Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday pledged cooperation on the security issues that have strained ties between their nations. But the sources of the long-standing tensions did briefly bubble to the surface. Speaking alongside Obama in the Oval Office, Sharif said he raised the issue of American […]

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