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U.S. hopes for success in talks with Europeans on 'fixing' Iran nuclear deal


GENEVA The United States hopes to reach agreement with Britain, France and Germany to address President Donald Trump's concerns about the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Washington's disarmament ambassador said on Thursday.

Afghans make long trek west before Turkey secures border

AGRI, Turkey On a mountainous road leading west from the Iranian border, 22-year-old Sunnatilla Rasulbek trudges through heavy rain, one of tens of thousands of Afghans hoping to find work and security in Turkey before a wall goes up to keep them out.

World, Afghanistan, Turkey Apr 19 2018

"We saw corpses in the street": Syrian activist recounts Douma attack

BEIRUT Muayad al-Dirani was at a medical center in the Syrian town of Douma the night of April 7, when patients started flowing in.

World, Syria Apr 18 2018

EU edges closer to new Iran sanctions ahead of Trump deadline, envoys say

BRUSSELS/PARIS European Union governments are showing more support for the idea of new sanctions on Iran proposed by Britain, France and Germany as a way of dissuading U.S. President Donald Trump from pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal, diplomats say.

Iran bans state bodies from using Telegram app, Khamenei shuts account

LONDON Iran banned government bodies on Wednesday from using the popular Telegram instant messaging app as Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's office said his account would shut down to protect national security, Iranian media reported.

Tech, World Apr 18 2018

Iran says will make or buy any weapons it needs, lambasts 'invading powers'

LONDON President Hassan Rouhani said Iran would make or buy any weapons it needed to defend itself in a region beset by "invading powers", as the military paraded missiles and soldiers in front of him on National Army Day.

World, Davos Apr 18 2018

Israel hints it could hit Iran's 'air force' in Syria

JERUSALEM Israel released details on Tuesday about what it described as an Iranian "air force" deployed in neighboring Syria, including civilian planes suspected of transferring arms, a signal that these could be attacked should tensions with Tehran escalate.

World, Syria, Israel Apr 17 2018

EU fails to agree new Iran sanctions as Trump deadline nears

LUXEMBOURG The European Union failed to agree new sanctions against Iran on Monday amid Italy's opposition and fears that punishing Tehran for its missile program and regional role would not stop U.S. President Donald Trump from abandoning a separate nuclear deal.

World, Italy Apr 16 2018

Turkey says not siding with anyone on Syria, policy different from Iran, Russia, U.S.

ANKARA Turkey does not stand with or against any country on Syria and its policy in the region is different from that of Iran, Russia and the United States, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Monday.

World, Russia, Turkey, Syria Apr 16 2018

Arab leaders call for probe into Syria chemical attacks, condemn Iran

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia An Arab League summit called on Sunday for an international probe into the "criminal" use of chemical weapons in Syria and condemned what it saw as Iran's interference in the affairs of other countries.

World, Syria Apr 15 2018

Myanmar policeman describes 'trap' to arrest Reuters reporter

YANGON A Myanmar police chief ordered officers to "trap" a Reuters reporter arrested in December, telling them to meet the journalist at a restaurant and give him "secret documents", prosecution witness Police Captain Moe Yan Naing told a court on Friday.