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U.S. sets out 'bottom lines' for Iran nuclear deal

Washington - The United States set out what it called its "bottom lines" to reach a deal with Iran to rein in its nuclear program, ahead of new talks next week.

Intelligence agencies identify executioner in ISIS videos

London - Two unnamed U.S. officials confirmed Thursday that a black-dressed militant who spoke for the Islamic State group in a series of gruesome videos is London-born Mohammed Emwazi, a 26-year-old Islamic militant already known to British security services.

Argentina judge dismisses cover-up case against president

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge dismissed the case against President Cristina Kirchner for allegedly shielding Iranian officials from prosecution over the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center.

Argentina creates new spy agency after prosecutor's death

Buenos Aires - Argentina's congress passed a law Thursday creating a new intelligence service after the mysterious death of a prosecutor who had accused the president of a cover-up in his probe of a 1994 bombing targeting Jews.

World will soon know if Iran serious on nuclear deal: U.S.

Washington - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday it would soon become clear if Iran is serious about ending suspicions over its nuclear ambitions, as world powers appeared to inch towards a historic deal with Tehran.

Argentine government accuses ex-spy of smuggling

Buenos Aires - A powerful ex-spy linked to explosive allegations against Argentine President Cristina Kirchner was accused by the government Tuesday of running a smuggling ring and committing tax fraud.

U.S., Iran see progress in nuclear talks, but ways to go

Geneva - The United States and Iran said Monday they had made progress in the latest round of talks on Tehran's nuclear programme, but warned there was still a long way to go to seal a final deal.

US, Iran see progress in nuclear talks, but ways to go

Geneva - The United States and Iran said Monday they had made progress in the latest round of talks on Tehran's nuclear programme, but warned there was still a long way to go to seal a final deal.

Afghan bank clerks rob their own bank of $1.4 million and run

Kabul - Bank clerks in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province may have stolen as much as 81 million Afghanis ($1.4 million) from the country's central bank when they raided their own bank and fled, said one official on Saturday.

Kerry, Zarif meet for nuclear talks as deadline looms

Geneva - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva Sunday for fresh talks with his Iranian counterpart on Tehran's nuclear programme, after warning "significant gaps" remain ahead of a key deadline.

'Significant gaps' remain in Iran nuclear talks: Kerry

Geneva - There are still "significant gaps" in negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday, warning that President Barack Obama was not prepared to extend them further.

Argentina's Kirchner accuses lawmakers of joining opposition rally

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner criticized lawmakers Saturday for participating in a massive march over the controversial death of a prosecutor, accusing them of joining the opposition to protest her administration.

Ex-wife of dead Argentine prosecutor rejects suicide claim

Buenos Aires - The ex-wife of a dead Argentine prosecutor rejected claims he'd killed himself and called for independent oversight of the probe Thursday, a day after huge crowds called for justice in the case.

New Iran-U.S. nuclear talks to be held in Geneva

Tehran - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and top U.S. diplomat John Kerry will meet in Geneva this weekend for talks on Tehran's nuclear programme, an Iranian official said Thursday.

Thousands rally in Buenos Aires over Nisman death

Buenos Aires - Tens of thousands of people demanding justice marched in symbolic silence Wednesday in soaking Buenos Aires to mark a month since the suspicious death of a prosecutor who was ready to accuse the Argentine president of a massive cover-up.

UMass Amherst bans Iranian students from science, tech classes

Amherst - Two student groups have blasted an "outrageous" University of Massachusetts Amherst policy that bans Iranian students from enrolling in a wide range of science, engineering and technology courses due to US sanctions policy against the Islamic Republic.

March ramps up pressure over Argentine prosecutor death

Buenos Aires - President Cristina Kirchner urged Argentines to be on guard Wednesday ahead of a mass protest over the mysterious death of a prosecutor who had accused her of a cover-up in his probe of a 1994 bombing.

Argentina officials rally behind Kirchner

Buenos Aires - Members of Argentina's government rallied behind President Cristina Kirchner on Saturday, tossing aside allegations she protected Iranian suspects in an investigation into a 1994 bombing.

Iran's Khamenei sends letter to Obama

Washington - Iran's supreme leader has sent a secret but noncommittal letter to US President Barack Obama in response to American overtures, amid talks to strike a nuclear accord, The Wall Street Journal reported.

New prosecutors accuse Argentine leader of bombing cover-up

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner was formally accused Friday of trying to protect Iranian officials implicated in a notorious 1994 bombing as prosecutors renewed explosive allegations first aired by a colleague who died mysteriously last month.

Dead Argentine prosecutor's ex-wife criticizes probe

Buenos Aires - The ex-wife of an Argentine prosecutor who died mysteriously after accusing President Cristina Kirchner of a cover-up in a 1994 Jewish center bombing criticized the probe into his death Thursday.

Argentina's Kirchner gains nothing from prosecutor's death: FM

Washington - Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner and her top diplomat did not benefit from the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who accused them of covering up a probe into the country's worst terror strike, the diplomat told The Washington Post.

No end to Middle East strife without Iran: Rouhani

Tehran - Iran's president said Wednesday that the world needs its help to stabilise a troubled Middle East, in remarks pointing to the wider ramifications of a deal over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.

Unknown DNA found at home of dead Argentine prosecutor

Buenos Aires - Unidentified DNA has been found at the home of an Argentine prosecutor who died mysteriously while investigating alleged misconduct by President Cristina Kirchner, a judge said Tuesday.

Iran president says world must 'seize opportunity' of nuclear deal

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that world powers must "seize the opportunity" of a landmark nuclear deal, saying Tehran had taken "the necessary steps" for an accord.

Aide who gave gun to dead Argentine prosecutor is fired

Buenos Aires - The assistant who supplied late Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman with the gun used in his mysterious death was sacked on Monday, officials said.

Review: Reading Lolita in Tehran

Tehran - After being expelled from the University of Tehran for refusing to wear the veil, Professor Azar Nafisi invites seven female students to her home every week to discuss books that have been banned by the Iranian regime.

Iran leader says no nuclear deal better than bad one

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader said Sunday he would rather see talks with world powers over Tehran's nuclear programme fail than reach a "bad deal", as both sides spoke out against extending the negotiations.

Kerry: No Iran talks extension without 'outlines' of a deal

Washington - US Secretary of State John Kerry ruled out extending a March 31 deadline for Iran nuclear talks unless the basic framework of an agreement is hammered out, speaking in an interview aired Sunday.

Iran says nuclear talks extension 'not useful'

Munich - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Sunday appeared to rule out any new extension to tough negotiations with world powers over his country's suspect nuclear programme, as he met top US diplomat John Kerry for new talks.
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