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) β€” 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 β–  Foreign Minister Javad ...
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Gunmen kill 24 Iranian revolutionary guard in an attack on military parade

Gunmen opened fire on a military parade in Iran on Saturday, killing 24 people including elite Revolutionary Guard troops, in ...
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Unclear whether Kavanaugh accuser will testify in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) β€” 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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Obama, Jordan’s King Abdullah to meet Feb 14 in California

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Jordan’s King Abdullah will discuss Syria and the Middle East at a February 14 summit at a retreat in California, the White House said on Wednesday. Obama had met Chinese President Xi Jinping at the same location last June, the Sunnylands retreat in Rancho Mirage, California. Jordan is feeling the strains from the civil war in neighboring Syria, and is providing refuge to thousands of Syrians. (Reporting By Steve Holland; Editing by Chris Reese)

Veteran negotiator pursues Syria ‘mission impossible’

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis GENEVA (Reuters) – The job was too much for Kofi Annan. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning former U.N. secretary general – hardly known as a quitter – threw in the towel in August 2012, declaring that serving as international mediator for Syria was impossible as long as global powers were hopelessly divided. But since taking on the role, Lakhdar Brahimi, an 80-year-old Algerian diplomat with decades of experience in some of the world’s most intractable conflicts, has steadfastly refused to give up on what is expected to be his final mission: seeking an end to Syria’s civil war. It took Brahimi a year and a half even to get the warring parties into the same room for this week’s peace talks in Geneva.

Baghdad bombs and shooting kill at least 19

Car bombs in mainly Shi’ite districts of the Iraqi capital and a shooting killed at least 19 people on Wednesday, police said, driving the death toll so far this month to nearly 1,000, according to Iraq Body Count. No group claimed responsibility for the blasts, but members of the country’s Shi’ite majority are often targeted by Sunni Islamist insurgents, some linked with al Qaeda, who have regained ground in Iraq over the past year. The al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has exploited resentment among minority Sunnis against the Shi’ite-led government for policies perceived as unfairly penalizing their once-dominant community. On January 1, militants overran two cities in the Sunni heartland province of Anbar, which shares a border with Syria, where ISIL is also active.