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IAEA Chief Calls on Iran To Take Concrete Actions to Prove Nuclear Program Peaceful

The head of the UN nuclear agency says Iran needs to take “concrete actions” to prove that all of its nuclear activities are peaceful.

Iran Rejects Western Criticism Of Human Rights Record

Iran has rejected Western criticism of its human rights record during a meeting of a UN human rights body in Geneva.

Lawyer Says Captive Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Enjoys Support At Home

The attorney for captive Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has told RFE/RL his client enjoys the support of voters back in Ukraine, where she was recently elected to a seat in parliament.

Iraq's Top Shi'ite Cleric Calls On Baghdad To Help Sunni Tribes

Iraq's most senior Shi'ite cleric has called on the government to “offer quick support” to Sunni Arab tribes battling Islamic State (IS) militants.

U.S. Senator Calls On Azerbaijan To Free Jailed Rights Activist

A senior U.S. senator says Azerbaijan should free human rights activist Leyla Yunus and that the jailed government critic must be given access to lawyers and doctors.

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