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Pentagon chief says Iran nuclear deal does not ‘prevent military option’

Pentagon chief says Iran nuclear deal does not ‘prevent military option’

Tel Aviv: The Iran nuclear deal does not mean military action is off the table when it comes to stopping Tehran from obtaining an atomic bomb, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Sunday ahead of a visit to Israel. “One […]


IS Claims Missile Strike On Egyptian Navy Vessel

IS Claims Missile Strike On Egyptian Navy Vessel

The Egyptian affiliate of the Islamic State says it has carried out a missile strike on an Egyptian navy vessel off North Sinai, the SITE intelligence group reports Thursday. Pictures posted online appear to show the frigate being hit by […]


Iran, major powers strike nuclear deal: diplomat

Iran, major powers strike nuclear deal: diplomat

Vienna: Major powers and Iran struck a historic deal Tuesday aimed at ensuring Tehran does not acquire a nuclear bomb, in return for sanctions relief, a diplomat close to the talks said. The breakthrough came on the 18th day of […]


Nuclear agreement a ‘hard sell’ to US Congress

Nuclear agreement a ‘hard sell’ to US Congress

A top US Republican said a potential historic nuclear deal with Iran would be a “hard sell” in Congress, as talks neared their final hour in Vienna on Sunday. “It appears as if the administration’s approach to this was to […]


Main sticking points in Iran nuclear talks

Main sticking points in Iran nuclear talks

Vienna: The broad outlines of an unprecedented deal between Iran and global powers to put a nuclear bomb out of Tehran’s reach are known. But the devil is in the details. Here are some of the thorniest sticking points which […]


Deadline in doubt in tense Iran nuclear talks

Deadline in doubt in tense Iran nuclear talks

Iran and the US admitted during tense talks Sunday they are highly likely to miss a looming deadline to nail down a historic nuclear deal as they struggled to overcome major differences. Officials in Vienna said however that Tuesday’s target […]


Saudi-led warplanes bomb rebels across Yemen

Saudi-led warplanes bomb rebels across Yemen

Warplanes from the Saudi-led Arab coalition have launched heavy raids against rebel positions in seven Yemeni provinces, witnesses and military sources said Wednesday. The attacks that began overnight and continued Wednesday were the most intensive since the beginning of the […]


Iran leader restates red lines on nuclear deal

Iran Nuclear Plant

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei restated his red lines for a nuclear deal with world powers in a sudden intervention Tuesday after discord surfaced between his government and lawmakers. Khamenei, who will have the last word for Iran in […]


France to study building nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia

France to study building nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia

Paris: France said Wednesday it would look into building two nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia as part of a multi-billion-euro package of deals, days before the deadline of nuclear talks with the kingdom’s rival, Iran. A feasibility study will be […]


General: ‘Significant’ Gains Made By Anti-ISIL Forces In Northern Syria

General: ‘Significant’ Gains Made By Anti-ISIL Forces In Northern Syria

WASHINGTON: Anti-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces have made significant gains in northern Syria, which will have positive effects in Iraq as well, a senior U.S. Central Command official said today. During a telephone conference from Southwest Asia […]


 
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