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EU's Mogherini in Tehran to talk nuclear deal, regional issues - TV

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ANKARA - The European Union's top diplomat arrived in Tehran on Tuesday to discuss implementation of a nuclear deal reached between Iran and six major powers aimed at curbing the country's nuclear work in return for the lifting of sanctions, state TV reported.

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Attack halts flow in natural gas pipeline from Iran to Turkey 9:09am BST

ANKARA - Saboteurs attacked a pipeline carrying natural gas from Iran to Turkey in Turkey's eastern province of Agri late on Monday, halting the flow, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz and state gas company Botas said.

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Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of making threats to neighbours 27 Jul 2015

DUBAI - Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Monday accused Iran of making threats against Riyadh's ally, Bahrain, which he said showed that the Islamic republic was harbouring hostile designs against its Middle Eastern neighbours.

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Obama knocks Huckabee, Trump for slide in Republican rhetoric 27 Jul 2015

ADDIS ABABA - U.S. President Barack Obama criticized Republican presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump on Monday for their blunt rhetoric about the Iran nuclear agreement and other issues, saying it was damaging to political debate.

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Houthis, foes fight on as Yemen ceasefire quickly unravels 27 Jul 2015

SANAA/ADEN - Yemen's Houthi group carried on fighting across Yemen on Monday despite a ceasefire announcement by its Saudi-led foes, and media controlled by the Iran-allied movement acknowledged that its forces had shelled targets inside Saudi Arabia.

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U.S. would show flexibility in nuclear talks with North Korea - envoy 27 Jul 2015

SEOUL - The recent nuclear deal with Iran showed that the United States can be flexible with a willing counterpart, including North Korea if it decides it wants talks on its nuclear programme, a U.S. envoy said on Monday.

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With nuclear deal done, Iran sets out to reassure wary Gulf Arabs 27 Jul 2015

KUWAIT - Iran's foreign minister called on Sunday for a united front among Middle Eastern nations to fight militancy, in his first regional trip since Iran reached an agreement with world powers on the country's nuclear programme - an agreement that raised fears among its Gulf Arab neighbours. | Video

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Iran launches charm offensive among wary Gulf Arabs 26 Jul 2015

KUWAIT - Iran's foreign minister called on Sunday for a united front among all Middle Eastern nations to fight militancy, in his first regional trip after reaching a nuclear deal with world powers that raised concerns among Iran's Gulf Arab neighbours.

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Foreign insurers taking cautious look at Iran after nuclear deal 26 Jul 2015

LONDON/SYDNEY - Western and Middle East insurance specialists see Iran as an appealing $8 billion (£5 billion) market in the wake of its nuclear deal with world powers, though uncertainty over when sanctions on Tehran will be lifted means they are treating the country with caution.

Lebanon's Hezbollah leader says Iran will not abandon support after nuclear deal 25 Jul 2015

BEIRUT - The Lebanese Hezbollah group believes it can still count on Iran's support following Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers, leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Saturday.

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Libyan court sentences Gaddafi son Saif, eight other ex-officials to death

TRIPOLI - A Libyan court passed a death sentence in absentia on Muammar Gaddafi's most prominent son, Saif al-Islam, on Tuesday for war crimes and acts to crush peaceful protests during the country's 2011 revolution that ended his father's rule.