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Iran's Khamenei backs parliamentary vote on nuclear deal with powers - state TV

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ANKARA - Iran's Supreme Leader said on Thursday he favoured a parliamentary vote on its nuclear deal reached with world powers and called for sanctions against Tehran to be lifted completely rather than suspended, state television reported.

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Obama to assure Saudi king of U.S. help to counter Iranian threat 1:48am BST

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will assure Saudi King Salman of the U.S. commitment to help counter any Iranian security threat, White House officials said on Wednesday, despite concern among Gulf allies that a new nuclear deal could empower Tehran in the region.

Iran nuclear deal backers near votes to protect pact in U.S. Congress 01 Sep 2015

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.

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Migrants leave Budapest for Austrian frontier; pressure builds for EU action

BUDAPEST - Hundreds of migrants left Budapest aboard a packed train bound for a town near the Austrian border on Thursday after two days of chaos symbolic of a European asylum system brought to breaking point. | Video