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Iran says nuclear talks with West on for Feb. 26

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran has agreed to hold talks with six world powers in Kazakhstan on Feb. 26 over its nuclear program, Iranian state TV said

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Iran president visits Egypt in warming of ties

CAIRO: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad discussed the crisis in Syria with his Egyptian counterpart Tuesday in the first visit by an Iranian leader to Cairo in more than three decades,

At 900 years, Knights of Malta confronts modernity

ROME: Matthew Festing — aka His Most Eminent Highness The Prince and Grand Master of the Knights of Malta — bounds into the sitting room of his magnificent Renaissance palazzo

Iran’s Ahmadinejad on landmark visit in Cairo

CAIRO: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has arrived in Cairo, the first visit by an Iranian leader since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi welcomed Ahmadinejad at the Cairo

Kerry warns of punishment for NKorea nuclear test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — New U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his South Korean counterpart have agreed to make sureNorth Korea is punished if it carries out its

Bangladesh jails Islamic party leader to life

DHAKA, Bangladesh: A Bangladeshi tribunal sentenced a leader of the country’s main Islamic party to life in jail Tuesday for his role during the independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

21 killed in clash of Filipino extremists, rebels

MANILA, Philippines: Al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf militants clashed fiercely with a larger rebel group they had long coexisted with, leaving at least 21 combatants dead in the southern Philippines, police said

8 dead, 38 hurt as tour bus crashes in California

YUCAIPA, Calif: A tour bus collided with a car and pickup truck, killing at least eight people and injuring dozens of others Sunday night on a Southern California mountain highway,

Israel suggests responsibility for Syria airstrike

MUNICH: Israel’s defense minister strongly signaled Sunday that his country was behind an airstrike in Syria last week, telling a high profile security conference that Israeli threats to take pre-emptive

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Obama says Boy Scouts should allow gays as members

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama said Sunday that gays should be allowed in the Boy Scouts and women should be allowed in military combat roles, weighing in on two storied American