Tuesday, April 28, 2015


News and Features from the Middle East

UN Employee Kidnapped In Eastern Iraq

A local UN staffer has been abducted by gunmen in the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala.
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Car Bombs Kill 19 In Baghdad

At least 19 people were killed in three car bombings in Baghdad on April 27.
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Iran Slams Nuclear Powers At UN Conference

Iran has demanded that countries possessing nuclear weapons scrap any plans to modernize or extend the life of their atomic arsenals.
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Iran Bans Women’s Magazine Over Cohabitation Coverage

Iran’s press watchdog has banned a women’s monthly for “encouraging” cohabitation, known as “white marriage” in the Islamic republic.
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Head Of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Accuses Saudi Arabia Of 'Killing A Nation'

The head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has accused Saudi Arabia of following in Israel’s footsteps by carrying out air strikes in Yemen.
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Russia Says Iranian Soldier Flees To Armenia Over Religious Discrimination

Russian authorities say an Iranian soldier has fled to Armenia, citing religious discrimination in the Iranian army.
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Kerry, Zarif Meet In New York

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in New York on April 27.
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Car Bombs, Suicide Attack Kill 22 In Iraq

Police and hospital sources say at least 22 people were killed in explosions across Iraq on April 26, including a suicide car bomb attack on a military post in western Anbar Province.
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IS Militants Kill Iraqi General, Seize Key Dam

Fierce clashes are being waged to the north of Fallujah between the Iraqi Army and Islamic State (IS) militants, a day after an ambush killed an Iraqi general and three staff officers.
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Round Of Iran Nuclear Talks Ends

The first round of talks aimed at pushing forward a final deal on Iran's nuclear program has ended in Vienna.
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