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Nation & World Briefs: Oct. 16, 2017

Nation & World Briefs: Oct. 16, 2017

The Associated Press

October 16, 2017


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This week's international headlines [accordions] [accordion title="Nigerian court convicts 45 in Boko Haram mass trials" load="show"] A Nigerian court has convicted 45 Boko Haram members in the largest mass trial in the Islamic extremist group's history. The closed-door proceedings have raised the concerns of human rights groups about whether the trials of the 1,669 peop...

60 senior US national security leaders support Iran deal

60 senior US national security leaders support Iran deal

Deb Reichmann

July 20, 2015


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty national security leaders, ambassadors, military leaders and former Cabinet secretaries signed a letter released on Monday in support of the nuclear deal with Iran. Read More »...

Reaching and sustaining a nuclear deal with Iran

Reaching and sustaining a nuclear deal with Iran

Kylie Allen

April 14, 2015


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As a Global Zero activist and proponent of total nuclear disarmament, I find the fact that another nation could likely join the nine nuclear weapons countries extremely unsettling. Read More »...

The nuances of nuclear diplomacy with Iran

The nuances of nuclear diplomacy with Iran

Brendan Pedersen

April 12, 2015


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On April 2, after two years of contentious negotiation between Iran and the United States, the two world powers arrived at a tentative outline in Switzerland that would place tight restrictions on Tehran’s nuclear program for the next 15 years.  A final deal will be presented by June 30, after which it will...

Negotiations and annihilation: Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to Congress

Negotiations and annihilation: Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to Congress

Benjamin Rios

February 26, 2015


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As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech on March 3 to Congress approaches, the mystery and drama around the timing of the speech is increasing. Prime Minister Netanyahu is set to encourage Congress with his speech to pass the Senator Kirk and Menendez bill on Iran to counter Iran’s nuclear weapons capabilities. Read More »...

No one is safe: Jordanian people refuse to let fear dictate their lives

No one is safe: Jordanian people refuse to let fear dictate their lives

Tom Rietz

February 22, 2015


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Throughout the past month, developments of the Jordanian-ISIL hostage crisis have gone from tense to brutally violent. Tensions between Jordan and the international terrorist organization have escalated to such a high point that Jordan has committed a violent bombardment of ISIL’s occupied territory. Iranian figures report that Jor...

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