BAGHDAD — At least 18 people were killed and 36 wounded on Wednesday in battles with the Islamic State (IS) militants in Salahudin province and air strikes on suspected IS positions in the western province of Anbar, security sources said. (Iraq-Clashes) Islamic State
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SANAA — The Saudi-led Arab coalition launched air strikes on targets controlled by the Houthi group in several provinces in Yemen overnight, officials and residents said Wednesday.
The campaign led by Saudi Arabia is against the Houthi group and forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh since late March at the request of the exiled Yemeni government. (Yemen-Saudi-Airstrikes)
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TEHRAN — Nuclear talks between Iran and world powers to tackle the obstacles in the way of reaching a final deal is at its difficult stage, Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said here on Wednesday.
“The more the talks continue, the more brackets are added and the more differences arise,” Afkham told reporters in her weekly press briefing. (Iran-Nuke Deal)
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DAMASCUS — The general director of Syrian antiquities and museums said on Wednesday the Islamic State (IS) militants started destroying tombs in the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria.
The IS blew up two Islamic tombs and a statue in the millennia-old oasis city of Palmyra in the eastern countryside of the central province of Homs, Mamoun Abdulkarim told Xinhua.(Syria-IS-Palmyra) Enditem


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