Wednesday, July 23, 2014


News and Features from the Middle East

Suicide Bomber Strikes Baghdad, Killing 21

At least 21 people have been killed and 35 wounded in a suicide car bomb attack in Baghdad late on July 22.
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Photogallery Wave Of Forgiveness Washes Over Iran

Despite the regime's endorsement of capital punishment as a crime deterrent, a wave of mercy and forgiveness has gripped Iran.
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Iraq Attacks Kill 16

Attacks in two Iraqi cities overnight killed at least 16 people as the fighting between Sunni extremists from the Islamic State group continued unabated.
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Iraqi Christian Leader Condemns Sunni Militants

The head of Iraq's largest church has condemned the Sunni Islamists who drove Christians out of Mosul.
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Iran Removes Stockpile Under Nuke Deal

A nuclear watchdog says Iran has eliminated its most-sensitive stockpile of enriched uranium gas as pledged under a temporary nuclear deal signed with six world powers last year.
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Islamic State Claims Baghdad Bombings

The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for a series of car bombings in mainly Shi'ite neighborhoods of Baghdad that killed at least 27 people.
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Iraqi President Returns Home From Germany

President Jalal Talabani has returned to Iraq after more than 18 months in Germany where he was receiving medical treatment for a stroke he suffered in December 2012.
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Wave Of Deadly Bombings Hits Baghdad

Iraqi officials say a series of car bombs in three mainly Shi’ite districts of Baghdad have killed at least 15 people, just hours after a suicide bombing in another part of the capital killed at least seven.
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Putin, Rohani Discuss Gaza Conflict

Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed with Iranian President Hassan Rohani on the need for a swift end to the military conflict in Gaza.
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Iran Nuclear Deadline Extended

World powers and Iran have agreed to extend talks on Tehran's nuclear program by four months, as the United States said it would unblock some $2.8 billion in frozen Iranian funds.
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