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Daesh Pushed Back in Iraq, Syria, But a Threat in Libya: Kerry

By Arshad Mohammed ROME, Feb 2 – An international coalition is pushing back Daesh militants in their Syrian and Iraqi strongholds but the group is threatening Libya and could seize the nation’s oil wealth, U.S Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday. Officials from 23 countries are in Rome to review the fight against

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Behind the Scenes of U.S. Sailors’ Release from Iran

By Warren Strobel and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Jan 14 – Iran’s detention of 10 U.S. sailors on Tuesday set off a furious round of meetings in both Washington and Tehran. Anxious officials in both capitals had the same goal: to ensure the incident did not torpedo a historic nuclear accord between two countries with a

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U.N. Endorses Syria Peace Plan

By Denis Dyomkin, John Irish and Sabine Siebold UNITED NATIONS, Dec 19 – The United Nations Security Council on Friday unanimously approved a resolution endorsing an international road map for a Syria peace process, a rare show of unity among major powers on a conflict that has claimed more than a quarter million lives. The

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Is Syria preparing for elections?

Reuters/Staff 10/25/2015 MOSCOW/BEIRUT – Shortly after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited Kremlin last week, he is ready to call for parliamentary and presidential elections if necessary, according to Russian lawmakers. Moscow said Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov discussed Syria with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry twice at the weekend, and spoke to his Iranian and

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