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Iran is a “malign influence” in the Middle East: US Defense Secretary

18 Apr 2016 US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said that Iran is exercising a ‘maligned influence’ in the Middle East, adding that US troops are serving as a deterrent against it....

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Earthquake in Ecuador kills 233

17 Apr 2016 A powerful, 7.8-magnitude earthquake has shaken Ecuador’s northwest Pacific coast, killing at least 233 people....

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Oil meeting in Qatar ends without freeze as Iran absent

17 Apr 2016 Oil-rich nations at a Qatar summit failed to reach an agreement Sunday on a production freeze, saying officials needed "more time" to make the decision as Iran stayed home and vowed to keep pumping....

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OIC hits out at Iranian regional "interference"

15 Apr 2016 The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said on Friday that it deplored what it called Iran’s “interference” in the internal affairs of regional and member states including Bahrain, Yemen, Syria and Somalia and its “continued support for terrorism”....

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OIC’s Istanbul summit ends

15 Apr 2016 The 13th Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Istanbul ended on Friday with the adoption of a joint resolution on Palestine, the organization’s 2016-2025 action plan and an ‘Istanbul Declaration’....

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Iranian Special Forces suffering heavy casualties in Syria: Report

14 Apr 2016 Iranian Special Forces, deployed to Syria to assist embattled Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, have reportedly suffered heavy losses since their arrival in the country, particularly following its involvement in the battle over the northern city of Aleppo....

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US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan says will not launch late presidential run

13 Apr 2016 U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan has said he would reject any attempt to draft him as a Republican presidential candidate this late in the race. He had been mooted by some Republican party elders as a unity choice over Donald Trump and Ted Cruz....

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Iran presidential elections were rigged: Reformist candidate

11 Apr 2016 Iranian reformist presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi, who has been under house arrest since 2011, has appealed to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for a court hearing in order to show that the two elections he lost were rigged....

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Washington must not aid and abet Iranian money laundering: US Congressman

11 Apr 2016 US Congressman Ed Royce has called on the Obama administration not to provide Iran with any additional concessions following the nuclear deal, warning that Tehran is seeking to get access to the US financial system “in return for nothing.”...

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Iran execute man who was denied right to appeal: Amnesty

10 Apr 2016 Iran has reportedly executed 36-year-old Rashid Kouhi, who was convicted on drug offenses, but denied him the right to appeal in what Amnesty International termed “utter disregard for the right to life.”...

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