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FILE - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference.

US Open to Future Talks With Iran on Fighting IS Militants

State Department official says it is no secret that US has had discussions with Iran about coalition against IS militants in Iraq but two countries will not coordinate militarily More

Syrian Army Destroys Militant-Controlled Bridge

Media run by Hezbollah says destruction the bridge in Deir al-Zor city a blow to group in swathe of Syrian territory it controls near Iraq More

FILE - Leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie sits inside a defendant's cage during his trial in Cairo, Egypt, April 30, 2014.

Egypt Muslim Brotherhood Leader Badie Gets Life in Jail

Judge hands same sentence to 14 other activists finding them guilty of the murder of five people, incitement of violence during clashes near Cairo last year More

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano addresses a news conference during a board of governors meeting at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Sept. 15, 2014.

UN Nuclear Agency Head Pressures Iran for Information

New talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany are due to resume in New York on Thursday More

FILE - Ex-general Khalifa Haftar speaks during a news conference after surviving an assassination attempt in Al Marj, east of Benghazi, Libya, June 4, 2014.

Ex-Libyan General's Forces Seek to Close Benghazi Port

Khalifa Haftar's forces are battling Islamist groups in the port city and hope the move will prevent the terrorists from receiving more weapons More



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