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Daily Archives: January 22, 2016

Implementation of JCPOA and Iran’s budget

Officials from Iran and the P5+1 met Saturday, January 16, 2016, and told the world the deal was now in effect. Under US pressure, the Security Council adopted six resolutions against Iran in the past decade. The IAEA Board of Governors too adopted 12 resolutions against the Islamic Republic within ...

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Military operations claim two lives in southeast Turkey

At least two people have been killed during Turkish military operations in the volatile southeastern city of Cizre, which has been under a tight curfew over the past weeks. The fatalities came after the Turkish army tanks pounded urban targets in the heavily-damaged neighborhoods of the mainly-Kurdish city in Sirnak Province close ...

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Gang kidnaps US citizens for blackmailing: Iraq minister

The Iraqi defense minister says three American nationals who disappeared in Baghdad recently were kidnapped by an “organized gang” known for carrying out such abductions for “blackmail.”   Khaled al-Obaidi said the kidnappers spotted the three Americans as they repeatedly visited the same place. “An organized gang spotted them coming repeatedly to this ...

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12 missing US Marines ‘died’ in copters crash

The US military has declared 12 Marines who recently disappeared in their choppers midair collision over the Pacific, as ‘deceased.’ The Marines went missing on January 14 after two military helicopters collided last week off Hawaii’s Oahu Island, the military said on Thursday. The US Coast Guard called off the ...

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Japan lifts sanctions on Iran

Japan has lifted its sanctions against Iran, joining the ranks of the world’s major economies to normalize trade ties with the Islamic Republic. The Japanese cabinet approved the lifting of the sanctions on Friday following the implementation of a nuclear deal between Iran and the US, the EU, China and ...

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Al-Shabab attack on restaurant kills at least 19 in Somalia

At least 19 people have been killed in an attack on a beachfront restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu, claimed by al-Qaeda-linked Shabab militants.    Police said security forces took control of the restaurant just before dawn Friday and rescued many people trapped inside the restaurant’s hall. Special forces went from room to room pursuing the gunmen ...

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