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  • Iran, six powers agree to four-month extension of nuclear talks

    by Parisa Hafezi and Fredrik Dahl, Reuters

    5 days ago

    Iran and six world powers on Friday agreed to a four-month extension of negotiations on a long-term nuclear deal that would gradually end sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program, diplomats close to the talks said.

    Iran, the United States, Britain, France,...

  • Obama condemns Russia over downed plane in Ukraine, gunmen hamper inquiry

    by Anton Zverev, Reuters

    5 days ago

    President Barack Obama demanded Russia stop supporting separatists in Ukraine after the downing of a Malaysian airliner by a surface-to-air missile he said was fired from rebel territory raised the prospect of more sanctions on Moscow.

    Calling the deaths of almost 300 people from...

  • U.N. chief to travel to Middle East in bid to end fighting

    by Michelle Nichols, Reuters

    5 days ago

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to the Middle East on Saturday in a bid to end the fighting between Israel and Palestinians, alarmed at a serious escalation that includes a ground offensive by Israel, said a senior U.N. official.

    Israel intensified its land...

  • Israel cuts diplomatic presence in Turkey amid protests

    by Can Sezer and Dan Williams, Reuters

    5 days ago

    Israel said on Friday it was reducing its diplomatic presence in Turkey after protesters angered by its ground offensive into Gaza pelted its consulate in Istanbul with stones and draped Palestinian flags on the ambassador's residence in Ankara.

    The Israeli Foreign Ministry...

  • Bulgaria names suspected Burgas suicide bomber

    by JTA

    5 days ago

    Bulgaria has identified a dual Lebanese-French citizen as the alleged culprit in the suicide bombing of a bus containing Israeli tourists two years ago.

    The Bulgarian prosecutor’s office and the national security agency said Friday in a joint statement Friday that the alleged...

  • Israeli among 298 fatalities aboard downed Malaysian plane

    by JTA

    5 days ago

    A 27-year-old Israeli was among the 298 victims who died when Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine.

    Dov Avnon, Itamar Avnon’s father, announced his son’s death on Facebook, the Maariv daily reported Friday.

    “They say life is short — yes it is true,” wrote...

  • U.S. government believes Malaysia jet hit by surface-to-air missile


    6 days ago

    A U.S. official said the United States believes a surface-to-air missile brought down the Malaysian airliner that crashed on Thursday in eastern Ukraine, killing all 295 people aboard.

    The U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the origin of the missile was...

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