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Obama Urges Creative Talks to Bridge Divide With Iran on Sanctions Iranian leaders have insisted in recent days that the sanctions be lifted as soon as a written accord is signed, a position that the countrys foreign minister reinforced on Friday.
New York Times | 3 hours, 49 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Irans Foreign Minister Warns of Unlimited Atomic Fuel Enrichment if Talks on Final Agreement Fail The language was unusually blunt about the consequences of Western powers choosing the path of confrontation.
New York Times | 7 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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As Iraqis Flee Anbar Province and ISIS, Questions Persist on Role of Shiite Militias Shiite militias have been mostly absent from the campaign to retake Anbar Province, the Sunni heartland, from Islamic State fighters.
New York Times | 13 hours, 25 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Top Saddam Hussein Aide Reported Killed in Northern Iraq The aide, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, an ally of the Islamic State, was the highest-ranking deputy to Mr. Hussein not caught in the American invasion.
New York Times | 13 hours, 54 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
How Does War Teach Soldiers About Love? Journalist Sebastian Junger was embedded with soldiers during the war in Afghanistan. He says many veterans miss war because it fulfills a deep human need to belong to a trusted group.
NPR.org | 15 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Iraq: Growth of the Shia militia How Iraq's Shia militia emerged as a bulwark against IS
BBC News | 18 hours, 26 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
VIDEO: US pledge over Syria 'chlorine' attack US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power says those responsible for an apparent chlorine gas attack in north-west Syria will be held accountable.
BBC News | 18 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Turkish Educator Pledges $10M To Set Up Universities For Syrian Refugees The war has put dreams of college on hold for some 40,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey. Enver Yucel hopes to create a higher ed system to meet their needs, with coursework in English, Arabic and Turkish.
NPR.org | 21 hours, 11 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Trial of Karma al-Khayat, Lebanese Journalist, Begins in Hague Tribunal The journalist faces charges for publishing confidential information from an investigation into the assassination of Rafik Hariri, the former Lebanese prime minister.
New York Times | Apr 17, 2015 01:21 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraqi Premier Softens Tone About Saudis Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq on a trip to Washington stepped back from earlier remarks about Saudi airstrikes in Yemen and expressed concern that fighting there could fan sectarian tensions.
New York Times | Apr 17, 2015 12:55 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend