Saturday, November 29, 2014


News and Features from the Middle East

IS 'Not Weakened' By Air Strikes

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem has said two months of U.S.-led air strikes have failed to weaken Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria.
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New Delhi: Abductees In Iraq Alive

The Indian government said on November 28 it believes 39 Indian workers abducted by the Islamic State group in Iraq in June are still alive despite claims that they had been killed.
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EU Lawmakers Condemn Seselj

A European Parliament resolution backed by all the main political groups has slammed the recent activities of accused Serbian war criminal Vojislav Seselj.
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Iran's Supreme Leader Says Not Against Extension Of Nuclear Talks

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says he is not against the extension of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers.
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IAEA Needs More Money To Monitor Iran

The UN nuclear watchdog says it will need more money to ho help pay for its monitoring mission in Iran.
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Islamic State Targeted In 17 Air Strikes By U.S., Allies

The U.S. military says it has led 17 air strikes on Islamic State (IS) targets in Iraq and Syria since November 24.
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Iran Rights Lawyer Vows To Keep Protesting

Well-known Iranian human rights attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh says she’s determined to continue protesting a decision to ban her from practicing law.
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Lavrov Says Russia Will Keep Supporting Syria In Countering 'Terrorism'

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said Russia and Syria agree that "terrorism" is the main threat to stability in the Middle East.
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Russia, Iranian Journalists Among CPJ Award Winners

The Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ) has presented its annual Press Freedom Award to four journalists, including a Russian and Iranian
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Iran Lawmakers Approve Third Rohani Science Minister Pick

Iran's conservative-dominated parliament has approved a new science minister after rejecting pro-reform President Hassan Rohani's two previous nominees for the job.
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