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The Iranian Interior Ministry announced on Saturday that moderate cleric Hasan Rowhani has won the country’s presidential election, NBC News confirms.
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PETRA, Jordan — President Barack Obama marveled at the sights of Jordan’s ancient city of Petra on Saturday as he wrapped up a four-day Middle East tour by setting aside weighty diplomatic matters and playing tourist for a day.
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During a wide-ranging press conference in Jerusalem, President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu discussed Middle East conflicts and a potential two-state solution.
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Former senator Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama’s choice to be secretary of defense faced skeptical questions from Republicans during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday.
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Syrian rebels freed 48 Iranian hostages on Wednesday in exchange for the release of more than 2,000 civilian prisoners held by the Syrian government, according to the head of a Turkish aid agency that helped broker the deal.
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Two Iranian jets fired on a U.S. military drone, Pentagon officials said Thursday — the first time such an action has been acknowledged by the United States.
“We don’t know why,” the Iranians were shooting at the drone, the official said, insisting the drone did not cross into Iranian airspace. The drone was “conducting routine maritime surveillance, watching ships,” the official said.
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The White House on Saturday denied a report that the United States had agreed to one-on-one talks with Iran over its nuclear program.
CHICAGO — A joke by the satirical website The Onion appears to have gotten lost in translation.
An Iranian news agency picked up — as fact — a story from the paper about a supposed Gallup survey showing an overwhelming majority of rural white Americans would rather vote for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than President Barack Obama. But it was made up, like everything in the just-for-laughs newspaper, which is headquartered in Chicago.
NEW YORK — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded that a “clear red line” be set to stop Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon, telling the U.N. General Assembly that with a nuclear Iran, no one in the world would be safe.
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Overcrowded hospitals in northwestern Iran struggled to cope with thousands of earthquake victims on Sunday and rescuers raced to reach remote villages after two powerful quakes killed nearly 300 people.
Thousands huddled in makeshift camps or slept in the street after Saturday’s quakes in fear of more aftershocks, 60 of which had already struck. A lack of tents and other supplies left them exposed to the night chill, one witness told Reuters.
Two powerful earthquakes struck northwest Iran Saturday, killing at least 180 people. The number who were injured was at least 1,350 people, state news outlets said.
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The death toll from two earthquakes that struck northwest Iran on Saturday spiked to at least 153, with hundreds more injured, state media reported.
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Two powerful earthquakes struck northwest Iran Saturday, killing at least 87 people and injuring about 400 more, state media reported.