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EU Could Snub US-Mideast Meeting Over Iran Concerns

European Union countries appear ready to snub an international conference on the Middle East in Poland next month over concerns it is part of a U.S. drive to ramp up pressure on Iran. EU diplomats on Friday raised questions about the real agenda of the Feb. 13-14 conference, saying that it was organized at very short notice and noting that Iran ...

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US Syria Withdrawal Risks Vital Strategic Interests

The U.S. withdrawal from Syria may bring to a close an open-ended and strategically unclear military commitment and likely put at risk vital national security interests, according to some analysts. “I guess the problem is that whereas our involvement doesn’t necessarily make things better, our lack of involvement doesn’t either,” said Mark Katz, ...

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Khashoggi Killing Detailed in New Book: ‘We Came to Take You to Riyadh’

Three Turkish reporters close to intelligence officials quote heavily from audiotapes that captured Jamal Khashoggi’s last minutes in the Saudi ...

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US Syria Withdrawal Risks Vital Strategic Interests

The U.S. withdrawal from Syria may bring to a close an open-ended and strategically unclear military commitment, but it will also likely put at risk ...

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Despite US warning, Iran launches satellite and fails

Iran announced the failure of its satellite launch, which the US warned against, on Tuesday.

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Wilfried Bony: Galatasaray interested in Swansea City striker

Turkish giants Galatasaray are interested in a deal for Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony.

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US to Roll Out New, Space-Based Missile Defense

The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system to protect against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter advanced weapon systems being developed by Russia and ...

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Enes Kanter: Turkey seeks arrest of New York Knicks star - media

The New York Knicks' Enes Kanter is accused of having links with armed groups, a claim he denies.

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Iran says US illegally detained reporter Marzieh Hashemi

A US-born journalist working for Iranian media was allegedly subjected to "violent and abusive" treatment.

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Turkey seeks arrest warrant for Knicks' Enes Kanter

Kanter responded that there is no evidence of any wrongdoing.

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Activists worry ex-Chicago officer will get 'slap on the wrist'

"People want Jason Van Dyke to do virtual life in prison," one activist said before Friday's sentencing. "Anything less would not be justice for ...

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Iran State TV’s English Channel Says Anchorwoman Held in US

A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television’s English-language service has been arrested after flying into the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday. U.S. law enforcement agencies did not immediately respond to requests for ...

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Report: Turkey Seeks Warrant for NBA Player Enes Kanter

Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for New York Knicks player Enes Kanter, accusing him of membership in a terror organization. Sabah newspaper says the Istanbul chief prosecutor's office had also prepared an extradition request for the NBA player. Officials at the prosecutor's office could not be reached for ...

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Turkey: Could the US damage its economy?

Is Turkey at the mercy of the US economically as President Trump claims?

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US Condemns Failed Iranian Attempt to Put a Satellite in Orbit

The United States is criticizing Iran's failed attempt Tuesday to launch a satellite into orbit. Iranian officials say the launch failed when the rocket carrying the satellite did not reach the proper speed to propel it into orbit. Secretary of ...

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Nonfiction: Jason Rezaian Recounts His 544 Days of Captivity in Iran

In “Prisoner,” the former Tehran bureau chief for The Washington Post shows that the most innocent activities in Iran could get you accused of spying.

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Mueller Not Ready for Trump Aide's Sentencing, Filing Says

Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates will have to wait at least another two months for his sentencing date in the Russia investigation. That's ...

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Syria war: Turkey ready to create 'safe zone' for Kurds - Erdogan

Turkey's president responds positively to Donald Trump's call for a "safe zone" in Kurdish-held Syria.

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Germany accuses army linguist of spying for Iran over Afghan missions

The Afghan-German man is suspected of handing over secrets about operations in Afghanistan.

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Things to Watch at William Barr's AG Confirmation Hearing

As he did almost 30 years ago, William Barr is appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to make the case he's qualified to serve as attorney general. Barr served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 and has been nominated by President Donald Trump to do the job again. His confirmation hearing Tuesday has multiple story lines worth ...

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Erdogan says Discussed Turkey Setting up Safe Zone in Syria with Trump

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he had discussed a safe zone which Turkey would set up inside Syria along the length of their border, during ...

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Pompeo’s Anti-Iran Tour Faces Obstacles of a Fractious Middle East

Touring eight countries in one week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought to build a regional coalition against Iran. The obstacles are formidable.

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Cargo plane crashes in Iran, killing at least 15

A Boeing 707 cargo plane crashed in Iran Monday, killing at least 15 people on board, according to Iranian state media.

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Turkey dismisses Trump threat to economy over Syrian Kurds

The US president has vowed to "devastate" Turkey's economy if it attacks Kurdish fighters in Syria.

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Trump vows to ‘devastate’ Turkish economy if U.S.-backed Kurds are attacked

The tweet complicated State Department negotiations over withdrawal from Syria.

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iran 'tried to get jailed mum to spy on UK'

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband says Iran made the offer to his wife in exchange for her freedom.

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Iran cargo plane crash 'leaves 15 dead' near Tehran

Only one of the 16 people on board the cargo plane is known to have survived, Iran's army says.

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