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Rouhani tells Iranians to brace for hard times under US sanctions

GENEVA Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned Iranians they face hard times when new U.S. sanctions take effect on Sunday but said the government would do its best to alleviate them. Washington reimposed a number of sanctions on Iran in May after pulling out of an international 2015 agreement intended …

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Saudi-led coalition masses troops near Yemen’s Hodeidah as pressure mounts to end war

ADEN The Saudi-led coalition has massed thousands of troops near Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah, local military sources said on Wednesday, in a move to pressure Iranian-aligned Houthi insurgents to return to U.N.-sponsored peace talks. The United States and Britain have called for an end to the 3-1/2-year war …

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Iraqi Shiite militia says they killed two Islamic State commanders over attack on SDF in eastern Syria

ERBIL (IRAQ) Iraq’s Shi’ite militias said on Wednesday that they had killed two Islamic State commanders who ordered an attack last week on U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces along the Iraq-Syria border. The clashes since last Friday in the border have demonstrated the continuing threat from Islamic State, months after authorities …

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US ‘illegally’ transferring Islamic State terrorists from Syria to Iraq: HRW

BEIRUT US forces have been handing over suspected jihadists captured in Syria to the authorities in Iraq, where they face torture and botched trials, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. The New York-based watchdog said the United States had transferred suspected members of the Islamic State group for trials in …

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Denmark recalls ambassador to Iran over foiled ‘attack’

Denmark on Tuesday recalled its ambassador to Iran after it accused Tehran of plotting a foiled “attack” against three Iranians living in the Scandinavian country. “I have decided to recall Denmark’s ambassador in Tehran for consultations… Denmark can in no way accept that people with ties to Iran’s intelligence service …

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US-backed Syria force suspends anti-IS attacks after Turkey hits Kurdish militia

BEIRUT A Kurdish-led force backed by a US-led coalition on Wednesday suspended operations against the Islamic State group and said they would not resume until Turkey halts its attacks on Kurdish militia posts in northern Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces, joint Arab-Kurdish units under Kurdish command, announced a “temporary halt” …

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Turkish cross-border fire kills four Kurdish militants in Syria

ANKARA/BEIRUT Turkish forces shelled a Kurdish-controlled area of northern Syria, killing four Kurdish militants, Turkish state broadcaster TRT said on Wednesday, and Kurdish-led forces said they responded to Turkish attacks by hitting a Turkish army vehicle. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said the Turkish attacks had led to a …

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