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Talks to end Yemen's political crisis falter

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SANAA - - Talks aimed at ending Yemen's political crisis faltered on Sunday when three of the country's main political parties quit negotiations with the Iranian-backed Shi'ite Houthi group, raising the prospect of growing chaos.

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Netanyahu defends planned Congress speech as anti-Iran strategy 25 Jan 2015

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended on Sunday a planned speech to the U.S. Congress about Iran, saying he had a moral obligation to speak out on an issue that poses a mortal threat to Israel.

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Iran's foreign minister summoned to parliament over walk with Kerry 25 Jan 2015

DUBAI - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is to appear before parliament following controversy over a promenade with his American counterpart during intense nuclear negotiations in Geneva, state media reported on Sunday.

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Exclusive - Some counter-terrorism efforts in Yemen frozen for now: U.S. officials 24 Jan 2015

WASHINGTON - The United States has halted some counter-terrorism operations against al Qaeda militants in Yemen following a takeover of the country by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, U.S. officials said on Friday. | Video

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Yemen suffers power vacuum after president, premier quit 24 Jan 2015

SANAA - Yemen drifted deeper into political limbo on Friday after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned in exasperation at a Houthi rebel takeover of the country, a move that appeared to catch the Iran-backed group off balance. | Video

U.S. aims to sustain counterterrorism cooperation with Yemen - White House 24 Jan 2015

WASHINGTON - The United States wants to continue its close counterterrorism cooperation with Yemen and does not see the Houthi rebel takeover of that government as a sign that Iran or al Qaeda are exerting control there, the White House said on Friday. | Video

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Yemen suffers power vacuum after president, premier quit 23 Jan 2015

SANAA - Yemen drifted deeper into political limbo on Friday after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned in exasperation at a Houthi rebel takeover of the country, a move that appeared to catch the Iran-backed group off balance.

U.S. aims to sustain counterterrorism cooperation with Yemen - White House 23 Jan 2015

WASHINGTON - The United States wants to continue its close counterterrorism cooperation with Yemen and does not see the Houthi rebel takeover of that government as a sign that Iran or al Qaeda are exerting control there, the White House said on Friday.

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U.S.' Kerry, Iran foreign minister confer on nuke talks 23 Jan 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif met here on Thursday, a senior State Department official said, the latest in an intensifying series of talks to reach a deal on Iran's disputed nuclear programme.

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Iraqi PM says West and Iran both helping against Islamic State 23 Jan 2015

DAVOS - Iraq's prime minister said on Friday the West had increased support to his country to help it fight Islamic State, and Iran was also providing crucial backing.

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Greek leftists ally with right against bailout after huge election win

ATHENS - Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras on Monday agreed to team up with a right-wing party to form a new hardline, anti-bailout government determined to face down international lenders and end nearly five years of tough economic measures. | Video