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Man walks past Palais Coburg where Iran Nuclear talks are being held in Vienna, Austria, July 6, 2015. (Photo: Brian Allen / VOA )

Video Key Issues Unresolved as Iran Nuclear Talks Near Deadline

Sources tell VOA a tentative deal has been reached on sanctions issue, but warn that ministers must still give their approval More

FILE - An EA-18G Growler launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in this U.S. Navy picture taken in the Arabian Gulf, October 28, 2014.

US-Led Coalition Airstrikes Target IS in Syria, Iraq

Spokesman says 18 of 38 airstrikes destroyed vehicles, bridges in Raqqa province, denying militants 'ability to move military capabilities' throughout Syria and into Iraq More

A man carries an injured child found in the rubble after an Iraqi Sukhoi jet accidentally dropped a bomb in Ni'iriya, an eastern neighborhood in Baghdad, July 6, 2015..

Iraqi Jet Kills 7 in Baghdad Accidental Bombing

Military jet, returning from airstrikes on Islamic State, reportedly experienced technical failure More

Smoke billows following an air-strike by the Saudi-led coalition on a weapons depot, currently controlled by Yemeni Shi'ite Huthi rebels, on July 5, 2015 in the capital Sana'a.

Civilians Killed in Yemen Airstrikes

Number of dead in the latest attack on Aden is unclear, with media sources reporting between eight and 30 civilians killed More

FILE - The ancient Roman city of Palmyra, northeast of Damascus, Syria, May 17, 2015.

IS Video Shows Palmyra Executions

Footage purports to show IS militants leading Syrian government soldiers from Palmyra prison to the amphitheater, where they are shot More



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Military spokesman Sa'ad Ma'an denies Iraqi government is targeting civilians, claiming Islamic State militants are responsible for recent casualties
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Video Kerry: Iran Nuclear Talks 'Could Go Either Way'

US secretary of state says while he agrees with Iranian FM Zarif that the sides have never been closer to reaching a deal, there are still several outstanding issues to be resolved before the latest July 7 deadline
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Coalition Hits IS Positions in Syria

Airstrikes Saturday and Sunday, centered on Raqqa in country's east, have reportedly killed at least 23 Islamic militants and wounded others
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IS Video Shows Palmyra Executions

Footage purports to show IS militants leading Syrian government soldiers from Palmyra prison to the amphitheater, where they are shot
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Egyptian President Visits Troops in Embattled North Sinai

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi dons battle dress, inspects troops after Islamic State-linked militants strike deadly blow against military in coordinated assault
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Syrian, Hezbollah Forces Attack Rebels in Border Region

Taking rebel-held town of Zabadani would tighten Hezbollah's grip on Syrian territories bordering Lebanon and would strengthen Syrian government's control over of Beirut-Damascus highway
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Yemen's Houthis Say Ramadan Humanitarian Pause Discussed

Houthi spokesman says he met UN special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed on Friday to discuss matter
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Tunisia Declares State of Emergency After Beach Attack

Police, army given power to conduct raids; President Beji Caid Essebsi says 'persistent threats' have placed nation 'in a special type of war'
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Video Iran Nuclear Talks Enter Critical Point

Kerry, Zarif meeting against Sunday, a day after officials in Vienna confirmed a tentative agreement has been reached on sanctions relief issue
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Video Armenian Syrian Remains After Most Fled

Once numbering 6000, only eight are known to remain, and one, Khacho, said wants to show what happened at his Armenian church, once a source of international pride
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