Thursday, October 02, 2014


News and Features from the Middle East

Video Iraq Fighting, Air Strikes Continue

Heavy fighting has continued in Iraq's Sunni-dominated Anbar Province between Islamic State (IS) militants and Iraqi government forces that are supported by U.S.-led coalition air strikes.
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Six Iranian Filmmakers Launch Campaign Urging Deal Over Nuclear Crisis

A group of six internationally-known Iranian filmmakers have started an Internet campaign urging Tehran and world powers to reach a deal to end the crisis over Tehran's nuclear program.
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Car Bombs, Mortars Kill 25 In Baghdad

Iraqi police and medical officials say at least 25 people were killed in car bomb and mortar attacks in mainly Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad on September 30.
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U.K. Launches First Strikes On IS

British Defense Minister Michael Fallon says British jet fighters on September 30 launched their first air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq.
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Iran To Help Lebanon Army Fight Extremists

A senior Iranian official has said that Tehran will supply the Lebanese army with military equipment to be used in fighting Muslim extremist groups.
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Iran's Nuke Program 'Must Be Dismantled'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told the UN General Assembly in New York Iran’s nuclear capabilities “must be fully dismantled.”
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Iran: Nuke Talks To Resume By Mid-October

Tehran says talks between Iran and world powers over Iran's nuclear program will resume in Europe before mid-October.
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Putin Optimistic After 4th Caspian Summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is hopeful that an agreement on the legal status of the Caspian Sea can be adopted at the next summit of the sea's five littoral states.
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More U.S.-Led Strikes On IS Sites

U.S.-led warplanes have hit more oil sites in Syria used by Islamic State (IS) militants as fighting by Iraqi security forces and insurgents also took place in Iraq's western Anbar Province.
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Idaho Vigils Held For Pastor In Iran

The small Idaho town of Meridian was one of several municipalities in the U.S. state that held a vigil to pray for the safe return of Christian pastor Saeed Abedini who is in an Iranian jail.
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