Monday, August 03, 2015


News and Features from the Middle East

Iran Silences Media Critical Of Nuke Deal

Iran’s state media watchdog has suspended a hard-line publication and warned two other likeminded outlets for criticizing the nuclear deal reached last month between Iran and major world powers.
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Kerry Meets With Gulf Allies On Iran

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is seeking to reassure allies in the Middle East that the Iran nuclear deal will make the region safer.
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Iran's President Hails Nuclear Deal 'Victory'

Iranian President Hassan Rohani says his country achieved its main goals in a historic deal with world powers that would lift sanctions against Tehran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program.
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Kerry Reassures Arabs On Iran Deal

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is seeking to reassure allies in the Middle East that the Iran nuclear deal will make the region safer.
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Kerry Begins Middle East Tour

The Kremlin says Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with his U.S. and Saudi Arabian counterparts, John Kerry and Adel al-Jubeir, during a visit to Qatar on August 2 and August 3.
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Barzani: PKK Rebels Should Leave Northern Iraq

​Masud Barzani, the president of Iraq's Kurdish region, has called on militants in the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to leave northern Iraq in order to prevent Turkish air strikes from causing civilian casualties.
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IAEA Chief To Meet U.S. Senators

The United Nation's nuclear chief will meet with U.S. lawmakers next week to discuss his role in the historic Iran nuclear deal, the Vienna-based agency said July 31.
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Czech Police Use Tear Gas Against Asylum Seekers

Czech police say they used tear gas to stop migrants who were trying to flee a detention center in the country's northeast on July 31.
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Obama Pushes For Deal With Iran To Avoid 'Path To War'

U.S. President Barack Obama told supporters July 30 that Democratic support in Congress for the Iran nuclear deal is "squishy" and they must work hard to counter an aggressive lobbying campaign against it.
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Russia Upgrading Missiles For Iran

Russia is modernizing its S-300 missile system to supply to Iran, an adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin said on July 30, RIA news agency reported.
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