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Iran dismisses US Congress pressure over nuclear deal
16th Apr 2015

Iran dismisses US Congress pressure over nuclear deal

  Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani (photo above) has downplayed the role of the US Congress in Tehran’s final nuclear agreement with the world powers. He said his country is not only negotiating with the US. President Rouhani said his administration was … Continued

Iraq: No additional US military assistance for Iraq
15th Apr 2015

Iraq: No additional US military assistance for Iraq

  [US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi]   Washington has pledged $200 million in humanitarian assistance to Iraq, however, there hasn’t been any promise for more military aid. The Iraqi PM did not ask … Continued

US: White House, Congress compromise on Iran deal
15th Apr 2015

US: White House, Congress compromise on Iran deal

  [Photo: US Sec of State John Kerry and Iran Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif]   Senators from both sides of the aisle have compromised over a bill allowing congressional review of any final nuclear deal with Iran. The measure … Continued

Summit of the Americas opens with historic handshake
11th Apr 2015

Summit of the Americas opens with historic handshake

[U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro shake hands] Barack Obama and Raul Castro shook hands at the opening of the Summit of the Americas in Panama City, marking the first time in more than 50 … Continued

US: White police officer charged with murdering black motorist
8th Apr 2015

US: White police officer charged with murdering black motorist

    Local authorities on Tuesday charged North Charleston police officer Michael Slager of shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott on April 4. A video of the incident showed Slager shooting the man who appeared to be fleeing from him (above photo) … Continued

US: Obama: Nuclear deal can’t depend on Iran recognizing Israel
7th Apr 2015

US: Obama: Nuclear deal can’t depend on Iran recognizing Israel

  US President Barack Obama has said it would be a “fundamental misjudgment” to ask Iran to recognize Israel as part of the nuclear deal. Israel says it is still thinking of military action against the Iran pact. Barack Obama … Continued

Iran rejects US spokeswoman’s statements on suspension of sanctions
4th Apr 2015

Iran rejects US spokeswoman’s statements on suspension of sanctions

  TEHRAN (FNA): Iranian Deputy Lead Negotiator (in talks with the six world powers) Seyed Abbas Araqchi (pictured above)  dismissed as “wrong interpretation” the recent statements made by US State Department’s Spokeswoman Marie Harf about the Lausanne statement issued by … Continued

US man freed after 30 years on death row
4th Apr 2015

US man freed after 30 years on death row

  [Photo: Anthony Ray Hinton being greeted by relatives. AL.COM /Landov]   A man who spent 30 years on death row in the US state of Alabama for crimes he did not commit has been released. The case spotlights failings … Continued

LIVE The Muslim News Awards
26th Mar 2015

LIVE The Muslim News Awards

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Obama backs Ghani’s leadership, agrees to slower withdrawal from Afghanistan
25th Mar 2015

Obama backs Ghani’s leadership, agrees to slower withdrawal from Afghanistan

  US President Barack Obama and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have demonstrated a renewed commitment to bilateral security cooperation. At Ghani’s request, Obama has agreed to slow the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani secured an agreement … Continued

US-Israeli relations hit another low
25th Mar 2015

US-Israeli relations hit another low

  Revelations that Israel may have leaked sensitive information to Republicans about the American negotiations with Iran have further damaged what some already perceived as the worst ever relations between the two allies. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that … Continued

Obama urges Iran to take advantage of ‘best opportunity in decades’
20th Mar 2015

Obama urges Iran to take advantage of ‘best opportunity in decades’

  US President Barack Obama has told Iran that nuclear talks present “the best opportunity in decades” for the two countries to pursue a better relationship. He warned, however, that there was still much work to do. In his annual … Continued

Brazil: More than a million rally against the president
16th Mar 2015

Brazil: More than a million rally against the president

  Mass rallies calling for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff have swept dozens of cities in Brazil. Demonstrators accuse the president of knowing about the corruption at state oil company Petrobras. A general view of thousands of people during … Continued

Brazil bus plunges into ravine, killing dozens
15th Mar 2015

Brazil bus plunges into ravine, killing dozens

  Rescue workers in Brazil are trying to reach any survivors after a bus plunged 400 meters off a ridge in the country’s south. The driver is believed to have lost control in a sharp bend. Authorities said at least … Continued

Chile fire threatens coastal cities, state of emergency declared
14th Mar 2015

Chile fire threatens coastal cities, state of emergency declared

  Thousands of people have been told to leave their homes in Chile, with wildfires raging out of control near the cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. Several firefighters have been injured. Authorities ordered the evacuation of some urban … Continued

US: Two police officers shot in Ferguson
12th Mar 2015

US: Two police officers shot in Ferguson

    [File photo]     Two police officers have been shot outside police headquarters during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri. This comes after the local police chief resigned amid racial tensions. The two police officers were shot around midnight … Continued

Colombia: President suspends air attacks on FARC camps
11th Mar 2015

Colombia: President suspends air attacks on FARC camps

  Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has called an immediate halt to aerial bombings against the Marxist FARC rebels. The move follows a unilateral ceasefire declared by guerrillas three months ago. Until Tuesday, the Columbian government had refused to halt … Continued

Argentina: Helicopter crash claims lives of French Olympians
10th Mar 2015

Argentina: Helicopter crash claims lives of French Olympians

  [Photo Argentina helicopter crash]   Officials have confirmed the deaths of three French Olympians killed in a helicopter collision in Argentina. The deadly crash occurred during the filming of a French reality tv show. Ten people were killed in … Continued

US: Biden: Letter to Iran ‘beneath dignity’ of Senate
10th Mar 2015

US: Biden: Letter to Iran ‘beneath dignity’ of Senate

  An open letter from US senators to the Iranian government has outraged the Obama administration. Vice President Biden blasted the lawmakers’ ‘undermining’ of diplomatic channels, calling it dangerous for US credibility. US Vice President Joe Biden issued a strong … Continued

Brazil: 3 children killed in landslide in Sao Paulo
9th Mar 2015

Brazil: 3 children killed in landslide in Sao Paulo

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Xinhua): Three children were killed Saturday night when their house where they were sleeping was buried in a landslide caused by strong rains, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, local Fire Brigade informed on Sunday. The landslide occurred on … Continued

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