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West tells Iran it must address nuclear bomb fears

The flag of the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA flies in front of its headquarters during a board of governors meeting in ViennaBy Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) – Western powers told Iran on Thursday it must step up cooperation with a U.N. watchdog investigation into suspected atomic bomb research if it wants to get a broader nuclear deal that would ease sanctions on the oil producer. The United States and the European Union said they were concerned about the slow headway so far in the U.N. atomic agency's long-running inquiry into allegations that Iran has worked on designing a nuclear weapon. Iran denies the charge. A report by the U.N. …

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 12:42 pm

Saudi role against Islamic State turns on relief for Arab Sunnis

By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) – In its war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria the United States wants strong public support from Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam and champion of Arab Sunni Muslims. It’s not clear however that Riyadh will continue to oblige, concerned that the air strikes may be seen more widely as an assault on Sunnis and could ultimately bring Iran and the United States closer together. …

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 12:01 pm

Germany still ahead of Argentina in FIFA rankings

ZURICH (AP) — World Cup winner Germany is still No. 1 in the FIFA rankings despite losing to second-place Argentina in a friendly rematch of their final this month.

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 8:20 am

AP Interview: Silva seeks grassroots Brazil reform

Marina Silva, presidential candidate of the Brazilian Socialist Party, speaks during an interview with AP in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Silva was thrust into the Socialist Party's presidential nomination when its candidate of choice, Eduardo Campos, died in a plane crash last month. Since then, her anti-establishment profile has propelled her to a neck-and-neck race with actual Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Front-running presidential candidate Marina Silva says the key to her support among millions of Brazilians who joined in anti-government protests last year is her understanding that reforming a broken political system will come from the ground up.

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 4:06 am

Iran rules out cooperating with US in Iraq

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad ZarifNEW YORK (AP) — Iran's foreign minister on Wednesday ruled out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warned that the terrorist group poses a much broader global threat that needs new thinking to eradicate.

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 3:38 am

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS

Iraqi soldiers and Sunni fighters hold a position on the top of a building on the frontine during clashes with Islamic States (IS) fighters on September 17, 2014 in the town of Dhuluiya, some 75 kms (45 miles) north of BaghdadWashington (AFP) – Barack Obama and US lawmakers ratcheted up the pressure on the Islamic State, with the president declaring there was no hiding place for the jihadists and warning: "Our reach is long."

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 3:29 am

Iran’s Rouhani slams US troop veto in IS fight

Iraqi soldiers and Sunni fighters hold a position on the frontine during clashes with Islamic States (IS) fighters on September 17, 2014 in the town of Dhuluiya, some 75 kms (45 miles) north of BaghdadWashington (AFP) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized the United States for its refusal to send troops into combat in the battle against Islamic State militants he claimed were seeking to "kill humanity."

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 3:24 am

Iran’s Rouhani: Islamic State beheadings a concern for mankind: NBC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani denounced Islamic State’s beheading of innocent people, saying the militant group’s shameful actions violate Islamic principles, NBC News said in excerpts of an interview released on Wednesday. “From the viewpoint of the Islamic tenets and culture, killing … innocent people equals the killing of the whole humanity,” Rouhani told the television network, according to NBC. …

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 1:58 am

AP Interview: Brazil’s Silva wants better US ties

Marina Silva, presidential candidate of the Brazilian Socialist Party, speaks during an interview with AP in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Silva was thrust into the Socialist Party's presidential nomination when its candidate of choice, Eduardo Campos, died in a plane crash last month. Heading into next month’s vote, Silva is tied in polls with incumbent President Dilma Rousseff. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Marina Silva, a front-running presidential candidate who grew up in the Amazon jungle and could become the first black to lead Brazil's government, said Wednesday that if elected she'll improve ties with the U.S. and strongly push for human rights in nations like Cuba.

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 12:39 am

AP Interview: Iraq premier nixes US ground troops

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Iraq’s new prime minister says foreign ground troops are neither necessary nor wanted in his country’s fight against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)Iraq's prime minister strongly rejected the idea of the U.S. or other nations sending ground forces to his country to help fight the Islamic State group, saying Wednesday that foreign troops are "out of the question."

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 11:25 pm

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Iran Says US Airstrikes Can’t Beat the Islamic State – VICE News


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Iran Says US Airstrikes Can't Beat the Islamic State
VICE News
Iran's president and foreign minister said on Wednesday that America could not defeat Islamic State (IS) militants using only airstrikes, even as US President Barack Obama stressed that he would not deploy military personnel in combat roles. Iranian …
Iran Warns Obama to Stay Out of IraqDaily Beast
Iran and the U.S. Are Allies Against ISIS but Aren't Ready to Admit It YetSlate Magazine (blog)
The Enemy of Our Enemy: Iran and ISIS on a Collision CourseBreitbart News
RT -Business Insider -SBS
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Posted on 18 September 2014 | 12:48 pm

UN panel raps Iran over imprisonment of Christian pastor Saeed Abedini – Fox News


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UN panel raps Iran over imprisonment of Christian pastor Saeed Abedini
Fox News
A United Nations panel this week blasted Iran's continued imprisonment of American citizen Saeed Abedini, who is serving an eight-year prison term in the Islamic republic for practicing his faith. Abedini, 34, of Boise, Idaho, "has been deprived of his
US Pastor Remains Behind Bars In Iran Two Years After Being Jailed Because American Center for Law and Justice (press release)

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Posted on 18 September 2014 | 10:49 am

John Kerry suggests Iran could lead fight against Isil if US ‘fails miserably’ – Telegraph.co.uk


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John Kerry suggests Iran could lead fight against Isil if US 'fails miserably'
Telegraph.co.uk
"I'm not going to get into hypotheticals but you're presuming that Iran and Syria don't have any capacity to take on Isil. I mean, who knows? I don't know what's going to happen here," he said. "If we're failing and failing miserably who knows what

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Posted on 18 September 2014 | 9:23 am

Iran increasingly sceptical about ‘murky’ US intentions in Isis campaign – The Guardian


The Guardian

Iran increasingly sceptical about 'murky' US intentions in Isis campaign
The Guardian
Iran has intensified its criticism of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (Isis), with key officials saying they doubt Washington intends to destroy the terrorist group and the president calling it "ridiculous". Following Iran's exclusion
Nuclear deal elusive as Iran, six powers resume talks in New YorkReuters
Iran nuclear talks to resume but 'breakthrough unlikely'BBC News
Iran's Rouhani Blasts ISIS and 'Ridiculous' US-Led CoalitionNBCNews.com
Sydney Morning Herald -TIME -NPR (blog)
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Posted on 18 September 2014 | 5:59 am

Iran Minister: Islamic State Won’t Be Eradicated by Aerial Bombardments – Wall Street Journal


Iran Minister: Islamic State Won't Be Eradicated by Aerial Bombardments
Wall Street Journal
NEW YORK—Sunni extremist group Islamic State cannot be destroyed by Western bombing attacks, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Wednesday. Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, Mr. Zarif said the best thing a U.S.-led …

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 5:05 am

Iran Rules out Cooperating With US in Iraq – ABC News


ABC News

Iran Rules out Cooperating With US in Iraq
ABC News
Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran has serious doubts about the willingness and ability of the United States to react seriously to the "menace" from the Islamic State group "across the board" and not just pick and choose where to confront it as it has just

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 1:14 am

Iran slams ‘ridiculous’ US coalition as Congress funds arms against ISIS – Jerusalem Post


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Iran slams 'ridiculous' US coalition as Congress funds arms against ISIS
Jerusalem Post
Rouhani made the damning comments to NBC News the same day senior Iranian and US officials met privately in New York over its nuclear program, and as US President Barack Obama, in Florida, recommitted to a campaign against Islamic State exclusively …
Shiite Scholar claims Iran behind Syrian conflictDaily Sabah
Iran Affirms Support for Assad as Foes to Get U.S. FundsBloomberg

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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 11:05 pm

Iranian ‘Happy’ Dancers Each Get ‘Suspended Sentence’ of Prison Time, 91 … – Mashable


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Iranian 'Happy' Dancers Each Get 'Suspended Sentence' of Prison Time, 91
Mashable
The reasons behind the arrests were initially unclear, but Negar Mortazavi, an Iranian freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C., told Mashable at the time that it was likely because the video depicted men and women dancing together, and the women …
Iran sentences six youths dancing in 'Happy' video to six months in jail, 91 Jerusalem Post
Iran's 'Happy' dancers sentenced to 91 lashesSBS
Iran: 'Happy' Music Video Makers Sentenced to 91 LashesArutz Sheva
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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 10:32 pm

Keeping True to an Iranian Vision, Minus Big Money – New York Times (blog)


Keeping True to an Iranian Vision, Minus Big Money
New York Times (blog)
Newsha Tavakolian is painstaking about accurately portraying life in contemporary Iran, where she has documented the lives of young adults who were raised during the revolution and the Iran-Iraq war. Her work is subtle, nothing like the photo essays …

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 2:31 pm

Iran detains UK citizen over ban on women watching sports alongside men – The Guardian


The Guardian

Iran detains UK citizen over ban on women watching sports alongside men
The Guardian
With Hassan Rouhani promising a more moderate stance in Iran, she wanted to enter the stadium alongside male fans, hoping that the Islamic republic's ban on women attending big sporting events would finally be over. As Iran's volleyball team hosted

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Posted on 16 September 2014 | 10:25 pm