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Iran nuclear deal backers near votes to protect pact in U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON - Supporters of the international nuclear agreement with Iran moved within one vote of mustering enough support to protect the deal in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday when two more Democratic senators said they would support the pact.

Libya's official government bans Yemenis, Iranians, Pakistanis from entry 01 Sep 2015

BENGHAZI, Libya - Libya's internationally recognised administration based in the east has banned Yemenis, Iranians and Pakistanis from entering the divided country, a military statement said on Tuesday.

Kuwait charges 26 suspects over arms cache, alleges Iran link 01 Sep 2015

KUWAIT - Kuwait has charged 26 people with possessing weapons and having contacts with Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah group in order to plot attacks against the Gulf state.

Iran jails two people for 10 years on espionage charges 31 Aug 2015

DUBAI - A Revolutionary Court in Iran has sentenced two people to 10 years each in jail on charges of spying for the United States and Israel, the judiciary spokesman said on Sunday without naming those convicted.

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Iran's Rouhani says military power not affected by nuclear deal - state TV 29 Aug 2015

DUBAI - Iran's military capability has not been affected by its nuclear deal last month with six world powers, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, moving to reassure hardliners that the deal was no sign of Iranian weakness.

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Obama reassures Jewish groups on U.S.-Israel relationship 29 Aug 2015

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama reassured U.S. Jewish groups on Friday that the U.S.-Israel relationship is strong, despite differences over the nuclear deal with Iran, and called for more talks between the two governments on security cooperation.

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Obama reassures Jewish groups on U.S.-Israel relationship 28 Aug 2015

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama reassured U.S. Jewish groups on Friday that the U.S.-Israel relationship is strong, despite differences over the nuclear deal with Iran, and called for more talks between the two governments on security cooperation.

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Switzerland says regrets envoy's display of Netanyahu cartoon 28 Aug 2015

ZURICH - Switzerland expressed regret on Friday after its ambassador to Iran displayed a cartoon depicting two doves defecating on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's head, at an event promoting Iranian business opportunities.

Iranian film on Prophet Mohammad stirs calls for Tehran to ban it 28 Aug 2015

DUBAI - A film on the life of Prophet Mohammad is expected to break box office records in Shi'ite Muslim Iran after its release on Thursday, but some Sunni Muslim clerics in the Arab world are demanding that Tehran ban it.

Iranian ship and crew escape after 5 months in captivity off Somali coast 28 Aug 2015

NAIROBI - An Iranian fishing vessel and its crew have escaped after being held captive for five months by Somali fishermen, maritime piracy experts said on Friday, but it was not clear how many crew members had escaped.

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Hundreds of migrants protest at Budapest station, want to go to Germany

BUDAPEST - Hundreds of migrants protested in front of Budapest's Keleti Railway Terminus for a second straight day on Wednesday, shouting "Freedom, freedom!" and demanding to be let onto trains bound for Germany from a station that has been closed to them. | Video