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Hard-Line Former President of Iran Won’t Seek Re-election

Iran’s hard-line former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said Tuesday he won’t run in next year’s presidential election, ending weeks of speculation after the country’s supreme leader discouraged his candidacy. Ahmadinejad’s candidacy…

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Syrian Government Forces Advance in Aleppo Old City

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said Syrian government forces advanced against rebels in the Old City of Aleppo on Tuesday as part of a major offensive launched…

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Saudi King Reduces Salaries, Perks for Senior Officials

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman is reducing the salaries and benefits of senior government officials as lower oil prices continue to pinch the kingdom’s economy. The royal decree published Monday orders…

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Russia Claims New Data Show Rebels Didn’t Down MH17

The Russian military says radiolocation data show that the missile that downed a Malaysian airliner over warring eastern Ukraine in 2014 was not fired from territory controlled by Russia-backed rebels.…

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Iran Says Some Sanctions Under Nuclear Deal Still in Place

Indirectly warning the United States, the head of Iran’s atomic energy agency said Monday that his country’s landmark nuclear deal could be jeopardized by foot-dragging on sanctions relief, promised in exchange…

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Bosnian Serbs Vote in Referendum Banned by Top Court

Bosnian Serbs on Sunday voted in a referendum banned by the country’s constitutional court, risking Western sanctions against their autonomous region and criminal charges against their leaders. The vote was…

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