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Exclusive: Iran seeks give and take on militants, nuclear program

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UNITED NATIONS - Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like to see more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program, senior Iranian officials told Reuters.

United States says role for Iran in tackling Islamic State

UNITED NATIONS - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that Iran had a role to play in a global coalition to tackle Islamic State militants who have seized swaths of Iraq and Syria and proclaimed a caliphate in the heart of the Middle East.

Syria, Iraq, World, United Nations 19 Sep 2014

United States says role for Iran in tackling Islamic State

UNITED NATIONS - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that Iran had a role to play in a global coalition to tackle Islamic State militants who have seized swaths of Iraq and Syria and proclaimed a caliphate in the heart of the Middle East.

World, United Nations, Syria, Iraq 19 Sep 2014

U.S. aims to keep Iran atomic talks separate from Islamic State conflict

WASHINGTON - U.S. officials hope to prevent two diplomatic challenges with Iran from colliding next week: the Iranian nuclear program and the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group.

World, United Nations 19 Sep 2014

Iran can no longer stall in nuclear talks: German foreign minister

NEW YORK - Iran can no longer "play for time" in nuclear negotiations with six world powers that resumed on Friday, Germany's top diplomat said, two months ahead of a deadline for a deal that would end economic sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbing its atomic program.

Kenya detains two Iranians on suspicion of planning attacks

NAIROBI - Kenyan anti-terror police have detained two Iranian men using forged Israeli passports to enter the East African country, on suspicion that they may have been involved in a plan to carry out an attack there, officials said on Friday.

World, Israel, Africa 19 Sep 2014

West tells Iran it must address nuclear bomb fears

VIENNA - Western powers told Iran on Thursday it must step up cooperation with a U.N. watchdog's investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by the country if it wants to get a broader nuclear deal that would ease sanctions.

World, Davos 19 Sep 2014

Iran moving to comply with extended nuclear deal with powers-IAEA

VIENNA - Iran is taking further action to comply with the terms of an extended interim agreement with six world powers over its disputed atomic activities, a U.N. nuclear watchdog report obtained by Reuters on Friday showed.

World, Davos 19 Sep 2014

Obama not due to meet Iran's Rouhani but open to it: U.S. official

NEW YORK - U.S. President Barack Obama is not scheduled to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New York during the United Nations General Assembly next week, though the U.S. leader remains open to such a meeting, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

World, Davos, United Nations 18 Sep 2014

West tells Iran it must address nuclear bomb fears

VIENNA - Western powers told Iran on Thursday it must step up cooperation with a U.N. watchdog's investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by the country if it wants to get a broader nuclear deal that would ease sanctions.

World, Davos 18 Sep 2014
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Kurds issue new call to arms against Islamic State in Syria

SURUC Turkey - Kurdish militants in Turkey have issued a new call to arms to defend a border town in northern Syria from advancing Islamic State fighters, and the Turkish authorities and United Nations prepared on Sunday for a surge in refugees. | Video