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United States says role for Iran in tackling Islamic State

UNITED NATIONS - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that Iran had a role to play in a global coalition to tackle Islamic State militants who have seized swaths of Iraq and Syria and proclaimed a caliphate in the heart of the Middle East.

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Iran moving to comply with extended nuclear deal with powers - IAEA 6:44pm BST

VIENNA - Iran is taking further action to comply with the terms of an extended interim agreement with six world powers over its disputed atomic activities, a U.N. nuclear watchdog report obtained by Reuters on Friday showed.

Kenya detains two Iranians on suspicion of planning attacks 6:37pm BST

NAIROBI - Kenyan anti-terror police have detained two Iranian men using forged Israeli passports to enter the East African country, on suspicion that they may have been involved in a plan to carry out an attack there, officials said on Friday.

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West tells Iran it must address nuclear bomb fears 2:53am BST

VIENNA - Western powers told Iran on Thursday it must step up cooperation with a U.N. watchdog's investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by the country if it wants to get a broader nuclear deal that would ease sanctions.

Obama not due to meet Iran's Rouhani but open to it - U.S. official 2:53am BST

NEW YORK - U.S. President Barack Obama is not scheduled to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New York during the United Nations General Assembly next week, though the U.S. leader remains open to such a meeting, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

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West tells Iran it must address nuclear bomb fears 18 Sep 2014

VIENNA - Western powers told Iran on Thursday it must step up cooperation with a U.N. watchdog's investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by the country if it wants to get a broader nuclear deal that would ease sanctions.

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Nuclear deal elusive as Iran, six powers resume talks in New York 18 Sep 2014

UNITED NATIONS - A diplomatic breakthrough is unlikely on a nuclear deal to end sanctions against Iran when talks resume in New York this week between Tehran and six world powers deadlocked after a year of negotiations.

Iran's Rouhani: Islamic State beheadings a concern for mankind - NBC 17 Sep 2014

WASHINGTON - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani denounced Islamic State's beheading of innocent people, saying the militant group's shameful actions violate Islamic principles, NBC News said in excerpts of an interview released on Wednesday.

France drops case against Iranian dissidents after 11-year probe 17 Sep 2014

PARIS - Prosecuting judges in Paris on Wednesday dropped all charges of money laundering and fraud against nine people close to an exiled Iranian opposition group more than 10 years after they were arrested on terrorism charges.

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Iran supreme leader spurns U.S. overture to fight Islamic State 16 Sep 2014

PARIS/DUBAI - Iran's supreme leader said on Monday he had personally rejected an offer from the United States for talks to fight Islamic State, an apparent blow to Washington's efforts to build a military coalition to fight militants in both Iraq and Syria. | Video

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French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State

BAGHDAD/PARIS - French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighbouring Syria. | Video