Tuesday, March 31, 2015


News and Features from the Middle East

Iran Demands Halt To Saudi-Led Strikes, Calls For Dialogue In Yemen

Iran has called for an “immediate halt” to the Saudi-led military operation against Shi’ite Huthi rebels in Yemen, warning that the "attack" endangered the whole region.
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Canada Extends Iraq Mission, Approves Strikes On IS Militants In Syria

Canadian lawmakers have voted to support the government’s plans to bomb Islamic State militants in Syria – a move that opposition parties say will drag Canada into a long war.
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Iran Nuke Talks 'Could Go Beyond Deadline'

The White House says nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers could go on past a midnight deadline for the outline of an agreement if enough progress is made to justify it.
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Iran Confirms Journalist Defected

Iran's government has confirmed that an Iranian journalist had defected while covering negotiations in Switzerland between Tehran and world powers on the country's nuclear program.
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Iran Says U.S. Drone Killed Two Advisers

Tehran says a U.S. drone strike killed two Iranian advisers in Iraq last week, but the United States says it has only struck Islamic State (IS) militants in its campaign.
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Iran Nuclear Negotiations Intensify

Negotiations are intensifying in Switzerland as a deadline to reach a preliminary deal on Tehran's nuclear program looms, with differences still remaining.
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UN Chief Ban Visits Iraq

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Baghdad on March 30 for talks with Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and other senior officials.
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U.S., Russia Discuss Iran Talks

The Kremlin says that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have met in Lausanne, Switzerland to discuss the status of negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program as well as "key regional and international issues" in the Middle East.
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Iraqi Forces Continue Tikrit Assault

Iraqi security forces continue to battle Islamic State (IS) militants in central Tikrit as the United States and its allies provide air support.
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Iran Nuclear Talks Intensify

Representatives of Iran and six world powers are intensifying talks in Switzerland, as a deadline to reach a deal on Tehran's nuclear program looms.
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