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U.S. jury convicts Pakistani tied to al Qaeda bomb plot

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NEW YORK - A Pakistani man was convicted on Wednesday on U.S. charges of conspiring with al Qaeda to bomb targets in Europe and the United States.

Iran foreign minister says nuclear deal could be close, details remain

WASHINGTON - Iran's foreign minister said in a U.S. television interview on Wednesday he believed "we are very close" to a nuclear arms deal with six major world powers, but cautioned there were details that needed to be worked out. | Video

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Analysis - Despite Netanyahu claim, cheap oil not seen swaying Iran behaviour

WASHINGTON - When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States this week to take a tough line against Iran, he argued that world powers could always push for a better nuclear deal because the Islamic Republic was vulnerable to low oil prices.

World, Israel 5:27am IST

Analysis - U.S. Congress' backing of Netanyahu on Iran more show than substance

WASHINGTON - While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to the U.S. Congress generated loud applause and worldwide headlines, it is unlikely to lead to new legislation or a shift in U.S. policy toward Iran.

World, Israel 3:58am IST

Iran foreign minister says nuclear deal could be close, details remain

WASHINGTON - Iran's foreign minister said in a U.S. television interview on Wednesday he believed "we are very close" to a nuclear arms deal with six major world powers, but cautioned there were details that needed to be worked out.

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Libya asks U.N. for arms, jets, tanks to battle Islamic State - letter

UNITED NATIONS - Libya has sought permission from the United Nations to import 150 tanks, two dozen fighter jets, seven attack helicopters, tens of thousands of assault rifles and grenade launchers and millions of rounds of ammunition from Ukraine, Serbia and Czech Republic.

World, Libya 3:18am IST

U.S. Vice President Biden, Iraq's Abadi discuss Tikrit fight

WASHINGTON - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Wednesday about the fight against Islamic State militants including the Iraqi-led operations in Tikrit, the White House said.

World, Iraq 3:08am IST

U.S. jury convicts Pakistani tied to al Qaeda bomb plot

NEW YORK - A Pakistani man was convicted on Wednesday on U.S. charges of conspiring with al Qaeda to bomb targets in Europe and the United States.

World, South Asia 2:27am IST

U.S. oil rises, Brent pares losses on Iran news

NEW YORK - U.S. oil futures rose on Wednesday and benchmark Brent pared losses as OPEC member Iran stressed that it opposed a timeline for a freeze on nuclear activities, news that helped crude rebound from an early slide tied to swelling U.S. stockpiles.

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Kerry says demanding Iran's 'capitulation' is no way to secure nuclear deal

MONTREUX, Switzerland - Simply demanding Iran's capitulation is no way to get a nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday as he wrapped up three days of talks with a veiled dig at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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