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Trump’s ‘decided’ on the Iran deal but won’t reveal it

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he has “decided” how he is going to proceed on the Iran nuclear deal struck by the Obama administration that he has long derided. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Middle East

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Iranian President spoke a day after Trump called Iran deal ‘the worst’

Iran will not violate the international deal that lifted sanctions in exchange for curbs on Tehran’s nuclear program, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday, adding that it would be a “great pity” if “rogue newcomers” destroyed the deal. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Middle East

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US President sets sights on Iran, North Korea in major UN speech

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Hamas says it is ready to hold first elections since 2006

The Palestinian militant group signals it is ready to end its feud with Fatah and hold elections. BBC News – Middle East

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5-year-old girl shines light on Yemen’s plight

In a hospital room in Yemen, well-wishers sing songs and play the guitar for five-year-old Buthaina. She smiles and tears begin to drop from her eyes. She then picks up her crayons and draws a sketch of her family. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Middle East

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Syria war: Turkey, Russia, Iran agree Idlib ‘ceasefire’ zone

It follows similar deals between Turkey, Iran and Russia which have led to a drop in fighting. BBC News – Middle East

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Netanyahu: Only strong position on Iran ‘would avert war’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of Iran’s nuclear ambitions and growing presence in the Middle East in an exclusive interview with CNN en EspaƱol. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Middle East

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Kurdish MPs say yes to independence referendum

The decision goes against the wishes of Iraq’s central government, Turkey, Iran and the US. BBC News – Middle East

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In a first, Iraq’s criminal court sentences foreign fighter to death

A Russian national convicted of being an ISIS fighter has been sentenced to death by a criminal court in Baghdad, Iraq’s High Judicial Council announced Tuesday. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Middle East

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Syria war: ‘Russian air strikes’ kill dozens in Deir al-Zour

Jets are reported to have hit camps for displaced civilians and river ferries in Deir al-Zour province. BBC News – Middle East