Gunmen kill 25, including 12 Revolutionary Guards, in attack on Iran military parade

State television said the assault, which wounded more than 60 people, targeted a stand where Iranian officials had gathered in ...
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Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 24

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Gunmen attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least ...
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Iran: Attackers who killed 12 members of Revolutionary Guard connected to Israel and U.S.

State media reports 60 wounded, 24 killed in attack on military parade in city of Ahvaz ■ Foreign Minister Javad ...
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Committee gives Kavanaugh accuser more time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The high-stakes brinkmanship over whether Brett Kavanaugh's accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee came to ...
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Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzanian ferry as death toll reaches 207

By Jackson Njehia UKARA, Tanzania (Reuters) - Divers on Saturday rescued a man from the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ...
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China cancels U.S. trade talks: WSJ

China has canceled upcoming trade talks with the United States and will not send vice-premier Liu He to Washington next ...
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Syrian rebels launch fierce offensive against al Qaeda fighters

A damaged street is pictured in Salah al-Din neighbourhood in central AleppoBy Dominic Evans BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian rebel factions battled fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) across north-west Syria on Saturday in the heaviest clashes between President Bashar al-Assad's opponents in nearly three years of conflict, activists said. Activists said dozens of fighters were killed in the clashes between rival rebel groups which have raged since Friday in Aleppo and Idlib provinces, close to the border with Turkey. The president, backed by Shi'ite fighters from Iraq and Lebanon's Hezbollah militia, has pushed back rebels around Damascus and in central Syria, and faces little pressure to make concessions. One group of fighters battling ISIL was the newly formed Mujahideen Army, an alliance of eight brigades who accused the al Qaeda affiliate of hijacking their struggle to topple Assad.

Kerry says progress in peace talks but more work needed

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to fly to Jordan and Saudi Arabia Sunday seeking backing for his plans for Middle East peace, after insisting he has made progress. After a second meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in the West Bank, Kerry swept back to Jerusalem for his third discussions with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three days. Speaking to reporters in Abbas’s Ramallah headquarters, Kerry announced he would also travel to Jordan, which borders the West Bank, and to Saudi Arabia on Sunday for talks with the kings of both nations. Jordan is only one of two Arab countries to have signed a peace treaty with Israel, and King Abdullah II holds a special position because the 1994 accord recognises his country’s “historic” role in caring for Muslim holy sites in east Jerusalem.