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Iran says nuclear talks could go beyond June 30 deadline

Iran says nuclear talks could go beyond June 30 deadline
Tehran - 

Talks between Iran and world powers aimed at finalising a deal over Tehran's nuclear programme could go beyond a June 30 deadline, a senior Iranian negotiator said Wednesday.

Coalition raids on rebels in Yemen capital kill 43

Coalition raids on rebels in Yemen capital kill 43
Sanaa - 

Saudi-led coalition warplanes killed 43 soldiers on Wednesday when they targeted a rebel troop headquarters in the Yemeni capital as the United Nations tried to reschedule postponed peace talks.

Iraqi forces take positions on Ramadi outskirts

Iraqi forces take positions on Ramadi outskirts
Baghdad - 

Iraqi forces took up positions around Ramadi on Wednesday, seizing two districts after clashes with extremists, as the explicitly sectarian name Shiite militias gave the operation caused unease.

Washington Post reporter on trial in Iran for spying

Washington Post reporter on trial in Iran for spying
Tehran - 

Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian went on trial behind closed doors in Iran Tuesday on charges of spying, in a case that has clouded a rapprochement with the United States.

Pro-government fighters push rebels out of Yemen city

Pro-government fighters push rebels out of Yemen city
Aden - 

Yemeni fighters allied with exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi have retaken the city of Daleh after pushing out Shiite Huthi rebels, local chiefs said on Tuesday.

Kuwait court restores ex-lawmaker's citizenship

Kuwait court restores ex-lawmaker's citizenship

Kuwait City - 

The Kuwaiti lower court on Tuesday overturned a decision by the Gulf state's government to revoke the citizenship of a former Islamist opposition lawmaker and his family, his lawyer said.

Syria warplanes batter extremists in ancient Palmyra

Syria warplanes batter extremists in ancient Palmyra

Beirut - 

Syrian government aircraft carried out intense strikes Monday against the Islamic State group in and around the ancient city of Palmyra after its fall to the extremists, a military source said.

Tunisian soldier kills 7 in barracks rampage

Tunisian soldier kills 7 in barracks rampage

Tunis - 

A Tunisian soldier the authorities say had psychological problems seized a gun at a barracks on Monday and killed seven comrades before being shot dead himself.

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