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Obama Signs Bill Aimed at Blocking Iran's UN Envoy - ABC News

Friday, April 18th, 2014

RTObama Signs Bill Aimed at Blocking Iran's UN EnvoyABC NewsPresident Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's only treating the legislation as guidance.Obama Read Full Story

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Why nobody knows anything about that mysterious American plane in Iran - Quartz

Friday, April 18th, 2014

The WireWhy nobody knows anything about that mysterious American plane in IranQuartzThere's a puzzle in international aviation and diplomatic circles: How did an American jet wind up landing in Iran? A New York Times correspondent snapped a picture of plane N604EP in Tehran Airport, and that's where the questions started: Read Full Story

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Obama Signs Law Blocking U.S. Visa For Iran's UN Envoy Choice

Friday, April 18th, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a law that blocks the granting of a U.S. visa for Iranian diplomat Hamid Abutalebi, who was selected by Tehran to be its new ambassador to the United Nations. Read Full Story

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Why we must give Iran nuclear deal a chance - CNN (blog)

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Why we must give Iran nuclear deal a chanceCNN (blog)Editor's note: Tyler Cullis is a policy associate at the National Iranian American Council. Jamal Abdi is policy director at NIAC. The views expressed are the authors' own. The United States could be on the verge of securing a historic agreement Read Full Story

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Obama signs law to bar Iran diplomat from serving in UN post - Reuters

Friday, April 18th, 2014

RTObama signs law to bar Iran diplomat from serving in UN postReutersThe United States had already said it would not grant a visa to Iran's proposed U.N. ambassador, citing the envoy's links to the 1979-1981 hostage crisis. Obama had come under strong pressure not to allow Hamid Abutalebi into the Read Full Story

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Obama signs UN envoy visa ban law

Friday, April 18th, 2014

President Barack Obama signs into law a measure that would bar entry to any UN ambassador whom the US says has engaged in “terrorist activity”, amid a row with Iran. Read Full Story

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US wants to sell 'Iran's slice of Manhattan' - USA TODAY

Friday, April 18th, 2014

The Daily StarUS wants to sell 'Iran's slice of Manhattan'USA TODAYNEW YORK — The 36-story tower on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue has well-known neighbors, like Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral. It has upscale tenants, including a Godiva chocolate store. And its ownership is linked to Iran — which could now Read Full Story

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British teenager killed in Syria

Friday, April 18th, 2014

A British teenager said to have “died in battle” fighting with anti-government forces in Syria, is described as a “martyr” by his father. Read Full Story

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Bangkok Terrorism Arrests Could Mark Latest Setback for Hizballah and Iran - TIME

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Bangkok Terrorism Arrests Could Mark Latest Setback for Hizballah and IranTIMEThe arrest of two Lebanese men in Thailand, allegedly for plotting to target Jewish tourists on a busy Bangkok street on behalf of the Lebanese Shiite group Hizballah, could mark the latest failed effort by the militia to resume terror Read Full Story

Read Full Story: Bangkok Terrorism Arrests Could Mark Latest Setback for Hizballah and Iran – TIME

Iranian woman pardons son's killer — after slapping him at the gallows ... - National Post

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Iranian woman pardons son's killer — after slapping him at the gallows …National PostThe execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute in a dramatic scene this week when the mother of his victim forgave him as he stood on the gallows with the Read Full Story

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Algeria's president gets fourth term

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote. Read Full Story

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Syria bomb kills at least 14 in Homs

Friday, April 18th, 2014

At least 14 people are killed after a car bomb explodes in a government-controlled area of the besieged Syrian city of Homs. Read Full Story

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