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Exclusive: U.S. may use secrets act to stop suit against Iran sanctions group

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NEW YORK - The U.S. government is considering using a powerful national security law to halt a private lawsuit against a non-profit group, United Against A Nuclear Iran, according to a source familiar with the case.

Exclusive: U.S. may use secrets act to stop suit against Iran sanctions group

NEW YORK - The U.S. government is considering using a powerful national security law to halt a private lawsuit against a non-profit group, United Against A Nuclear Iran, according to a source familiar with the case.

28 Aug 2014

Indonesia massacre, Iran sanctions impact infuse Venice film offerings

VENICE - Films about a 1960s massacre in Indonesia and the harsh conditions in Iran under present-day international sanctions and how they affect ordinary people struck sombre notes at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday.

Entertainment, Film 28 Aug 2014

Russia sees chance to lift Iran sanctions through international talks

MOSCOW - Russia said on Thursday the possibility of lifting sanctions on Iran had emerged thanks to international talks on Tehran's nuclear program and urged all countries involved to show political will to reach a deal.

World, Russia 28 Aug 2014

Iran says tested new nuclear enrichment machine, may irk West

DUBAI/VIENNA - Iran has conducted "mechanical" tests on a new, advanced machine to refine uranium, a senior official was quoted as saying on Wednesday, a disclosure that may annoy Western states pushing Tehran to scale back its nuclear programme.

Davos, World 27 Aug 2014

Deadline passed, no sign of breakthrough in Iran nuclear probe

VIENNA - Iran may have failed to meet a deadline for addressing U.N. concerns about suspected nuclear bomb research, but it could still act to influence a key report due next week, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday.

Davos, World 27 Aug 2014

Iran supplied weapons to Iraqi Kurds; Baghdad bomb kills 12

ARBIL - Iran has supplied weapons and ammunition to Iraqi Kurdish forces, Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani said Tuesday at a joint press conference with Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Arbil, capital of Iraq's Kurdish region. | Video

World, Iraq, United Nations 26 Aug 2014

Iranian minister says Saudi talks 'constructive'

DUBAI - Iran's deputy foreign minister said he held "positive and constructive" talks with Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Tuesday where Islamist militancy in Iraq - that both see as a threat - was one of the topics discussed.

World, Davos, Saudi Arabia, Iraq 26 Aug 2014

Iran says 'completing' nuclear steps agreed with IAEA

VIENNA/DUBAI - Iran is "in the process" of completing measures on transparency in its nuclear research that were agreed with the U.N. atomic agency, a senior Iranian official was quoted as saying, suggesting Tehran had at least partly met a Monday deadline for cooperation.

World, Davos 25 Aug 2014

Iran deputy foreign minister to visit Saudi Arabia

DUBAI/RIYADH - Iran's deputy foreign minister will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for the first bilateral talks between the Middle East's most intractable Muslim rivals since Iran's political landscape shifted in 2013, media in both countries reported.

World, Davos, Saudi Arabia 25 Aug 2014
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U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

UNITED NATIONS - Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday.