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article 25 October 2014 World, Iran
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Iran hangs woman for murder of her alleged attempted rapist

Iran executes a woman convicted for killing a man whom she said tried to sexually abuse her - despite an international campaign urging a reprieve.

video 14 October 2014 World, Iraq

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Halting the Islamic State advance - video

US President Barack Obama meets military leaders from 20 countries to tackle Islamic State in Iraq, after recent IS gains in Anbar province where an Iraqi military base was seized.

article 25 September 2014 World, Iraq
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Iran's Rouhani addresses the UN - in tweets

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani gives his view on how to tackle Islamic extremism in the Middle East - and tweets most of it as he does so.

video 08 September 2014 Iran

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Tehran's chief negotiator says IS threatens Iran and UK

Iran's chief negotiator tells Jon Snow that it is actively engaging Islamic State, which "threatens UK and Iran equally", but that US sanctions on its nuclear programme go against the spirit of talks.

post 07 September 2014
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Iran begins to emerge from three decades of isolation

Iran's Chief Negotiator Abbas Araghchi tells me that there is a genuine negotiating bond of respect with the United States, but the negotiations are hard.

video 05 September 2014 World, Iraq

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Could Iran work with US to defeat IS?

Jon Snow reports from Tehran, where Iranians are keen to deny any deals are in place with the US to tackle the threat of IS.

post 03 September 2014
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Islamic State turning old enemies into new allies

Amid the rise of and widespread exhibition of the vile inhumanity of the Islamic State, has been the tender opening of dialogue between two vast regional enemies - Iran and Saudi Arabia.

article 24 July 2014 World, Iran
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Botched injection prompts calls for new execution methods

A US man was left gasping for air for almost two hours after his lethal injection execution went wrong, leading to calls for the return of the firing squad.

article 29 June 2014 World, Iraq
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Isis declare the Islamic caliphate - hype or a new reality?

Osama bin Laden's dream is declared a reality, as the Islamic caliphate is announced by the militants of Isis today, who also demand all other jihadi groups pledge allegiance.

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