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Syria Kurds weather IS assault and await reinforcements

Smoke and flames rise following an explosion in the Syrian town of Kobane, as seen from the southeastern Turkish border village of Mursitpinar, on October 20, 2014Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) – Kurdish defenders of the strategic Syrian border town of Kobane awaited reinforcements Wednesday after weathering another onslaught by Islamic State jihadists.

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 2:42 am

Australian lawmaker asks ICC to probe asylum policy

A protester holds up a placard at a rally in Sydney on September 26, 2014, opposing Australia's plan to start sending asylum-seekers to CambodiaAn independent Australian lawmaker said Wednesday he had asked the International Criminal Court to investigate Australia's hardline asylum-seeker policies as alleged "crimes against humanity".

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 2:32 am

Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Ben Bradlee, a former Washington Post executive editor discusses about the Watergate Hotel burglary and stories for the Post at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba LindaBy Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ben Bradlee, the hard-driving editor who reigned over the Washington Post newsroom with the style of a well-dressed swashbuckler and the profane vocabulary of dockworker as the newspaper helped topple President Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal, died on Tuesday at age 93. Bradlee's death at his Washington home of natural causes was announced by the Post, which reported late last month that its former editor had begun hospice care after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for the past several years. …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 1:24 am

Khamenei says Iraq can beat IS without foreigners

Iran's First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri (right) holds talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, on October 21, 2014Tehran (AFP) – Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday told Iraq's visiting premier that the Baghdad government is capable of defeating Islamic State jihadists without foreign troops being deployed.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 10:37 pm

Russia blames ‘negligent’ airport bosses for Total CEO’s crash

The CEO of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, died in a plane crash at a Moscow airport when the private jet he was using struck a snowplough on takeoffMoscow (AFP) – Russian investigators on Tuesday accused senior airport officials of criminal negligence over a plane crash at a Moscow airport that killed the head of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, whose private jet hit a snowplough on takeoff.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 10:03 pm

Israeli minister airs Iran nuclear concerns at Pentagon

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon pauses during a press conference at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, on August 27, 2014Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said Tuesday he shared with his US counterpart his country's concerns about the direction of talks between world powers and Iran on its nuclear programme.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 9:42 pm

Iraqi PM Abadi says the US is not to be trusted. Really?

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Monday he wouldn’t allow any foreign troops into the country to help retake territory lost to a Sunni Arab uprising being led by the so-called Islamic State.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 8:37 pm

Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, left, meets with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, at Tehran's Saadabad Palace on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Rouhani said Iran will stand by its neighbor Iraq in its fight against the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State group and will continue to provide Baghdad with military advisers and weapons, according to a report by the official IRNA news agency. He also criticized the U.S. for allegedly failing to sufficiently support Iraq. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sunni insurgency spearheaded by the Islamic State group.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 7:13 pm

Factbox: Canadian links to militant plots or attacks

(Reuters) – A suspected radicalized Islamic convert in Quebec on Monday drove over a Canadian soldier, who died of his injuries. Below are other incidents in which Canadians have been linked to militant plots or attacks. SEPTEMBER 2014 – Naturalized Iranian Canadian Hiva Mohammad Alizadeh receives a 24-year-sentence in Ottawa for possession of explosives for the benefit of a terrorist group, the judge telling him he effectively had been convicted of treason. JULY 2014 – An Ontario court sentences Mohamed Hassan Hersi to 10 years in prison for attempting to join a terrorist group abroad. …

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 6:52 pm

Iran arrests ‘spies’ in province with nuclear reactor

The reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran seen on October 26, 2010Tehran (AFP) – Iranian security services have arrested several "spies" in Bushehr province, where the country's sole nuclear plant is based, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi announced Tuesday.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 6:37 pm

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Iran arrests several spies near Bushehr nuclear plant: Fars news agency – Reuters


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Iran arrests several spies near Bushehr nuclear plant: Fars news agency
Reuters
Iran has repeatedly cited signs of what it calls foreign plots to sabotage its nuclear program, which world powers fear could be put to developing an atomic bomb capability and are seeking to curb through high-level negotiations, with a deadline of Nov.
Democrats Criticize White House's Iran PlanForeign Policy
'Foreign spies' arrested near nuclear facility, Iran official saysThe Times of Israel
Iran Arrests 'Spies' Near Nuclear PlantRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
WND.com -teleSUR English -Arutz Sheva
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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 3:44 pm

Who will be Iran’s next Supreme Leader? – BBC News


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Who will be Iran's next Supreme Leader?
BBC News
The head of the Assembly of Experts, the body that elects the Supreme Leader of Iran, has died after almost five months in a coma. Mohammad Reza Mahdavi Kani was considered to be a unifying figure in Iranian politics and his death opens up a period of …
Head of Iran's chief clerical body dead at 83Yahoo News
Iranian cleric's death leaves gap in key power bodyReuters
Iran News Round Up – October 21, 2014Critical Threats Project
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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 2:20 pm

Junk and knockoffs: Iran’s military weaponry panned, but regime still … – Fox News


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Junk and knockoffs: Iran's military weaponry panned, but regime still
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“Sacred Defense Week,” which marks the beginning in 1980 of Iran's long and bloody war with Iraq and began at the end of last month, features a nationwide parade, war remembrance gatherings and what the authoritative military blog War Is Boring called …

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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 1:50 pm

Iran President Pledges to Back Iraq Amid Attacks – ABC News


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Iran President Pledges to Back Iraq Amid Attacks
ABC News
The Iran-Iraq alliance highlights some of the complex political dynamics spawned by the emergence of the Islamic State group as a major threat earlier this year. The radical Sunni militia has captured and held large swaths of territory in eastern Syria
Iran's Rowhani vows to back Iraq against ISISAl-Arabiya
Iran backs Iraq in fight against 'Islamic State' militantsDeutsche Welle
Iran supreme leader blames West for Islamic State rise, wants regional solutionReuters

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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 11:55 am

Saudi Arabia and Iran Clash – National Review Online


National Review Online

Saudi Arabia and Iran Clash
National Review Online
They sometimes pretend otherwise, but the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Iran hate each other. Both are heavily influenced by theocratic impulses, and their particular ideologies are at war. In short, the Saudi government uses its oil wealth to export
Iran threatens to turn Saudi Arabia into hellYa Libnan

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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 8:03 am

Exclusive: Iran offers ‘compromises’ in nuclear talks, West unmoved – Reuters


Reuters

Exclusive: Iran offers 'compromises' in nuclear talks, West unmoved
Reuters
ANKARA/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Iran is pushing what it portrays as a new compromise proposal in nuclear talks, but Western negotiators say it offers no viable concessions, underscoring how far apart the two sides are as they enter crunch time before a Nov.
Iran Could Be Complying With the Interim Nuclear DealThe Atlantic
Don't Make a Bad Deal With IranNew York Times
Obama Might Try To Circumvent Congress On An Iran Deal – And He's Already Business Insider
Commentary Magazine -Jerusalem Post -Los Angeles Times
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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 5:17 am

Emerging ‘bad deal’ with Iran puts Israel on offensive – Jerusalem Post


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Emerging 'bad deal' with Iran puts Israel on offensive
Jerusalem Post
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued in private meetings on Monday to express concern about an emerging “bad deal” between the world powers and Iran, a clear sign that his discussion with US President Barack Obama in Washington three weeks …
Netanyahu: Nuclear Iran Bigger Problem than ISISChristian Broadcasting Network
Israel warns against nuclear-armed Iran as deadline for deal approachesJNS.org

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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 3:58 am

Arrests Follow Acid Attacks on Iranian Women – New York Times


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Arrests Follow Acid Attacks on Iranian Women
New York Times
The attacks spread panic around Iran's old capital, Isfahan, which is also the country's main tourist destination. The semiofficial Iranian Students' News Agency reported that men on motorcycles had splashed acid on women through open car windows.
Iranian Police Arrest Four After Spate of Acid Attacks on WomenNBCNews.com
How to ListenRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Four arrests over acid attacks against women in IranBBC News
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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 1:59 am

Iran Military Ready to Ship Equipment to Lebanon – ABC News


ABC News

Iran Military Ready to Ship Equipment to Lebanon
ABC News
Iran's defense minister said his country is ready to ship defensive materials to Lebanon to aid its army in the fight against Sunni extremists on Monday, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported. The report quoted Gen. Hossein Dehghan, speaking at a
Iran ready to send Lebanon arms to battle terrorThe Daily Star
Iran: We're Ready to Help Lebanon and HezbollahArutz Sheva
Iran vows to aid Lebanese militaryChattanooga Times Free Press

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Posted on 20 October 2014 | 5:15 pm

Obama Sees an Iran Deal That Could Avoid Congress – New York Times


Obama Sees an Iran Deal That Could Avoid Congress
New York Times
WASHINGTON — No one knows if the Obama administration will manage in the next five weeks to strike what many in the White House consider the most important foreign policy deal of his presidency: an accord with Iran that would forestall its ability to

Posted on 19 October 2014 | 11:35 pm