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NATO backs Turkey on Islamic State, some urge peace with Kurds

BRUSSELS/ISTANBUL - NATO gave Turkey its full political support in fighting militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting on Tuesday but several nations urged Ankara not to undermine the Kurdish peace process by using excessive military force.

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Huckabee's gas chamber reference to Iran deal draws Israeli criticism

JERUSALEM - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee drew rare criticism from Israel on Tuesday for comments in which he accused President Barack Obama of marching Israelis "to the door of the oven" in a nuclear deal with Iran.

Politics, Israel 7:49am EDT

Iran, EU to start talks over issues including regional conflicts: TV

ANKARA - Iran and the European Union have agreed to start talks on various issues, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a joint news conference with the EU's chief diplomat Federica Mogherini in Tehran.

8:29am EDT

Saudi-led raid on Yemen plant appears unlawful: Rights Watch

- A Saudi-led coalition carrying out air strikes in Yemen may have committed a war crime when it bombed two residential compounds, killing 65 people including 10 children, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday.

Yemen, 8:20am EDT

Obama says Ethiopia should not jail journalists, restrict opponents

ADDIS ABABA - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that Ethiopia "cannot unleash the full potential of its people" if it jails journalists and restricts legitimate opposition groups.

Politics, Africa 7:45am EDT

Lawyer calls for release of Washington Post reporter in Iran

DUBAI - Iran should free Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian because there was no evidence to support charges, including spying, made against him, the Iranian-American reporter's lawyer was quoted by Iran's Tasnim news agency as saying on Tuesday.

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