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  • Obama's Islamic State strategy relies on allies with own reputations for brutality

    WASHINGTON Whatever strategy President Barack Obama lays out Wednesday to combat the Islamic State is sure to rely heavily on buy-in from rival Muslim powerhouses Saudi Arabia and Iran one a Sunni Muslim kingdom with its own grim penchant for beheadings...
  • Struggle against totalitarianism continues

    As we mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, alarming gains by the terrorist group known as the Islamic State, along with continued threats from al-Qaida and others, make it clear that the danger of terrorist mass murder is by no...
  • Iran's foreign minister hopes for nuclear accord 'in short time left' till deadline

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran hoped to reach a "positive result" in talks with world powers on its nuclear programme ahead of a November deadline, thanks in part to support from Russia. "In that short period...
  • Yemeni riot police force Houthi protesters off airport road

    SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni riot police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse Shi'ite Muslim Houthi protesters blocking the road between the capital and Yemen's main airport on Sunday, in an escalation of weeks of protests. Warplanes also bombed...
  • Iran official says crew of plane carrying Americans gave false information

    Iran official says crew of plane carrying Americans gave false information
    DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian official said on Saturday that an airliner carrying Americans from Afghanistan to Dubai had been forced to land in Iran because the crew had supplied "false information". The chartered Fly Dubai plane, carrying about 100...
  • Iranian Director Hits Out at U.S. Sanctions

    Iranian director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad lashed out against U.S. economic sanctions imposed on her country during Thursday's press conference for her film "Tales," which depicts social ills in Iran. "Our children who are sick with diseases such as cancer...
  • Iran landing of plane with Americans just aviation matter, U.S. says

    Iran landing of plane with Americans just aviation matter, U.S. says
    A FlyDubai charter planeĀ  flying from Bagram air base in Afghanistan to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with more than 100 American citizens on boardĀ  landed in Iran on Friday "because of a bureaucratic issue," according to U.S. officials. A report from...
  • Diverted flight carrying Americans takes off from Iran

    Diverted flight carrying Americans takes off from Iran
    A chartered aircraft carrying about 100 U.S. citizens from Afghanistan to Dubai has taken off from Bandar Abbas, Iran, where it was diverted because of issues with its flight plan, a U.S. official said on Friday. "It ... has taken off," the official said...
  • Iran's change at the top gives director cue to show social ills

    VENICE (Reuters) - Two years ago, Iranian filmmaker Rakhshan Bani-Etemad knew she had no chance of showing a feature film in Iran about the depredations of unemployment, drug abuse and wife-beating, so she made a series of shorts instead. The fact that...
  • INTERVIEW-Iran's change at the top gives director cue to show social ills

    * Movie's stories of social ills are universal, director says * Bani-Etemad says change in Iranian leadership helped film * "Ghesseha" (Tales) should be shown in Iran "in next few months" By Michael Roddy VENICE, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Two years ago,...
  • TIFF 2014: Is Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' headed for bigger things?

    TIFF 2014: Is Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' headed for bigger things?
    Jon Stewart was on his way to introduce the fourth sellout screening of his movie "Rosewater" at the Telluride Film Festival when a fan popped out of the concession line to introduce herself. "I hate to jump in, but I loved your piece on Ferguson,"...