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July 11, 2016 11:50 AM Iran announces indictments for 3 dual nationals, foreigner

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced Monday that three dual nationals and a foreigner held in the country have been indicted on unknown charges, part of a series of detentions in the wake of last year's nuclear deal with world powers. The four, who have ties to Britain, Canada and the U.S., all are believed to have been detained by hard-liners in Iran's 22 1

July 9, 2016 2:33 PM NATO keeps pressure on Russia over Ukraine

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg says 'we stand together' on Russia WARSAW: North Atlantic Treaty Alliance (NATO) leaders kept up the pressure on Russia over Ukraine on Saturday, stressing the need for unity and a no-nonsense dialogue in dealing with a more aggressive Moscow. The 28 NATO nations, led by United States President Barack Obama at his last alliance 23

July 9, 2016 9:27 AM Obama downplays Brexit impact at NATO summit

WARSAW: US President Barack Obama insisted Friday Brexit would not harm transatlantic unity, but warned against a bitter divorce undermining security in the face of a resurgent Russia. Britain's decision to leave the European Union dominated Obama's final NATO meeting before he leaves office, which comes at what he called the most critical time for the military 22

July 9, 2016 9:14 AM Iran missile tests inconsistent with nuclear deal: UN report

Iran's ballistic missile tests in March were "not consistent" with the spirit of the nuclear agreement signed with world powers, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in a report to the Security Council. However Ban - in a confidential report - leaves it up to the Security Council to determine what, if anything, should be done in response to the Iranian 25

July 6, 2016 4:36 PM Chilcot report evokes angry war memories in Middle East

Commentators in Middle East media have responded angrily to the findings of the Chilcot inquiry that the 2003 invasion of Iraq was premature and based on flawed assessments. But with the report's release coinciding with Eid al-Fitr festivities and most media operating below full capacity, reaction has been muted both in traditional and social media 30 10

July 6, 2016 3:18 PM Tony Blair stands by war decision but sorry for families

Tony Blair has apologised to the families of those killed in the 2003 Iraq War, accepting that they will never "forget or forgive him". The former prime minister said he felt sorrow and regret beyond what "people may ever know" at the loss of life. He accepted intelligence had been wrong and post-war planning had been poor. But he insisted that he did what he thought 27

July 6, 2016 12:11 PM At least 26 killed in Yemen army base attack

Suicide bombings followed by gun battle between attackers and Yemeni troops in city of Aden At least six Yemeni troops and around 20 militant attackers were killed on Wednesday in an assault on a military base near the international airport of Yemen's southern city of Aden, security sources said. The assault began when two suicide bombers blew up their 24

July 6, 2016 9:09 AM Pope criticizes countries that talk of peace in Syria but supply arms Add to ..

Pope Francis on Tuesday criticized countries which are arming the warring parties in Syria while speaking at the same time of peace. The pontiff did not name any countries. President Bashar al-Assad’s government is receiving military and other help from Russia and Iran, while some opposition groups have the backing of Sunni Muslim regional powers and the West. “While 21

July 6, 2016 7:31 AM Chilcot inquiry 'will not shy away from criticisms'

Calls begin for former prime minister Tony Blair to face legal action over Iraq war Sir John Chilcot says his long-awaited report into the Iraq war will not downplay the actions and judgement of key players in the lead-up to the conflict. "I made very clear right at the start of the inquiry that if we came across decisions or behaviour which deserved 25

July 6, 2016 5:31 AM At least six soldiers killed in double suicide bombing in Yemen’s Aden

About two dozen militants launched an attack on the soldiers inside the Aden base after the explosions Aden: At least six Yemeni troops were killed and dozens were wounded on Wednesday when two suicide bombers blew up their cars at a military base in the southern city of Aden, security sources said. About two dozen militants launched an attack on the soldiers 24