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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Kiev on Thursday for talks with President Petro Poroshenko and other Ukrainian officials, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. President Barack Obama this week voiced deep concern about renewed fighting between Russian-backed separatist and government forces in eastern Ukraine and said the United States is considering all options short of military action to isolate Russia. “The Secretary’s visit will highlight the United States’ steadfast support for Ukraine and its people,” the State Department said in a statement. It said Kerry will then travel to Germany from Feb. 6 to 8 for the 51st Munich Security Conference.
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 11:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is still upset over Republicans' decision to ask the leader of Israel — an archenemy of Iran — to address Congress in March right in the middle of delicate negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear program.
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 9:37 pm
SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish forces in recent weeks have retaken parts of the strategic Iraqi town of Sinjar, whose Yazidi population was driven out in a humanitarian disaster last year that triggered U.S. intervention. But sniping among Kurdish factions makes the hold on the town seem shaky and is threatening the wider fight against Islamic state militants.
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 8:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ukraine next week to show U.S. support for the government as Ukrainian troops fight pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country.
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 8:11 pm
Egypt's army and jihadists clashed in Sinai Friday, leaving two children dead, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi flew home early from an African summit after militant attacks killed at least 30 people. Health officials said a six-month-old baby was hit in the head by a bullet during the clashes and a six-year-old was killed in a rocket blast in the Sinai Peninsula. Friday's violence came a day after jihadists targeted security forces with rockets and a car bomb in North Sinai province in simultaneous attacks claimed by an affiliate of the Islamic State group.
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 7:54 pm
By Tom Perry and Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) – The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday his group did not want war with Israel but was ready for one, and reserved the right to respond to Israeli attacks any time, anywhere. "We do not want a war but we are not afraid of it and we must distinguish between the two, and the Israelis must also understand this very well," Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said. Nasrallah was speaking at an event to commemorate the deaths of six Hezbollah fighters and an Iranian general killed by an Israeli air strike in Syria on Jan. 18. The Iranian-backed Hezbollah hit back on Wednesday with a rocket attack that killed two Israeli soldiers on the frontier with Lebanon.
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 6:20 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers, killing at least 56 people and wounding dozens more, in the deadliest act of anti-Shiite violence in two years.
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 4:42 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the militant Hezbollah group said Friday that this week's deadly cross-border attack on Israeli soldiers was a message that it will no longer tolerate any Israeli attacks against its members.
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 4:39 pm
By Richard Lough BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – President Cristina Fernandez hunkered down in her presidential residence for a week before speaking about the mysterious death of a state prosecutor who claimed she sought to whitewash Iran's alleged involvement in a 1994 bomb attack on Argentine soil. It was not Alberto Nisman, whose body was found in a pool of blood with a single bullet to the head a day before he was to detail his investigations, and to whose family Fernandez offered no condolences. "Twenty one years after the attack and today somebody comes up with a baseless claim that we wanted to derail the investigation," Fernandez said in her hour-long televised address, dressed all in white and seated in a wheelchair. "Let them say what they want, let them make any allegations they want, let judges summon me, I'm not bothered." Nisman's death has triggered one of the biggest political crises of Fernandez's seven-year rule and may bolster the opposition's chances of a win in October's presidential election.
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 4:38 pm
Israel on Friday published tenders to build 450 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, a watchdog said, in a plan denounced by the Palestinians as a "war crime". Settlements watchdog Peace Now tied the move to Israel's March 17 general election in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud is competing with other rightwing parties for the settler vote. "It is a pre-election grab to establish facts on the ground made by the Netanyahu government," a Peace Now statement said. It said the inevitable US condemnation would add to strains over Netanyahu's acceptance of a controversial invitation to address Congress on Iran that has sparked a bitter row with the White House.
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 2:37 pm
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Argentine Official Says He Sought Cooperation With Iran, Not Cover-Up
Shortly before Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead with a bullet in his head, he accused Argentina's president, Cristina Fernandez, and others in her government of covering up what he said was Iran's involvement in the 1994 bombing of a …
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Posted on 31 January 2015 | 12:45 am
Obama has agreed to 80 percent of Iran’s demands in nuclear talks, Israeli … – Jerusalem Post Israel News
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Obama has agreed to 80 percent of Iran's demands in nuclear talks, Israeli …
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The practical significance of the American compromises in the talks is that Iran will be permitted to keep over 7,000 centrifuges, enough for the Iranians to produce enough enriched material to sprint toward the bomb within a matter of months.
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Posted on 30 January 2015 | 6:25 pm
How Iran Is Coping With Sagging Oil Prices
Matthew M. Reed considers how the collapse in the oil price is affecting Iran—and its defense of its nuclear program. What impact has the fall in global oil prices had on Iran? The oil price collapse since June has had only a modest impact on Iran—so …
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Posted on 30 January 2015 | 6:04 pm
A Free Couch To Crash On In Iran
A reasonable scene most anywhere in the West, but far less so in Tehran, the heart of the Islamic Republic of Iran, where all of the above is forbidden, demonized and criminalized. It's no secret that there's a subculture in Iran and in much of the …
Posted on 30 January 2015 | 5:50 pm
Iran's interest in Lebanon has nothing to do with Israel
Is this what Iran had in mind when one of its Revolutionary Guard leaders promised to exact revenge for the January 18 operation in Syria, attributed to Israel, which killed an Iranian general and six Hezbollah operatives? The exchanges of fire between …
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Posted on 30 January 2015 | 5:19 pm
Iran sanctions bill passes Senate panel
Members of the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday passed a bill that would impose sanctions on Iran if a comprehensive agreement to roll back its nuclear program is not reached by June 30. The bill, co-authored by Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Robert …
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Posted on 30 January 2015 | 5:03 pm
Congress does Obama a favor on Iran: Column
J.) introduced the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015. The bill would lay a tough new round of sanctions on Tehran should negotiators fail to limit Iran's nuclear program. The act has strong bipartisan support, with eight Republican and six …
Letter: Menendez push for more sanctions on Iran undermines Obama's goalNJ.com
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Posted on 30 January 2015 | 4:00 pm
Iran Should Free Amir Hekmati
This faithfulness, this time to his family, guided his decision to make a trip thousands of other Iranian-Americans make each year; a trip to visit relatives in Iran. Amir's grandmother's health was faltering. With a proper visa, he left for his first …
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Posted on 30 January 2015 | 3:19 pm
Nasrallah confirms Hezbollah, Iran bolstering presence along Golan border – Jerusalem Post Israel News
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Nasrallah confirms Hezbollah, Iran bolstering presence along Golan border
Jerusalem Post Israel News
The speech commemorated the deaths of six Hezbollah fighters and an Iranian general killed by an Israeli air strike in Syria on Jan. 18. The Iranian-backed Hezbollah retaliated on Wednesday with a rocket attack that killed two Israeli soldiers on the …
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Posted on 30 January 2015 | 2:44 pm
Iranian film on prophet Muhammad set for premiere
A multimillion-dollar biopic about the childhood of the prophet Muhammad – Iran's most expensive and lavish film to date – is set to premiere on Sunday. Tehran's Fajr international film festival, which coincides with the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic …
Iran's most expensive film is about the prophet Muhammad, but he won't get …Washington Post (blog)
Iran prepares for premiere of film on Prophet MuhammadIrish Times
Iran responds to caricatures with 'I love Muhammad' campaignAl-Monitor
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Posted on 30 January 2015 | 11:38 am