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Air strikes hit Houthi military convoy in Yemen

Saudi-led air forces attacked a convoy of Houthi armoured vehicles, tanks and military trucks travelling on the coastal road from the Arabian Sea town of Shaqra towards Aden in southern Yemen, residents said. The Iranian-backed Sh

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White House on lockdown after loud bang

The White House was put on lockdown on Saturday after a loud noise was heard on the South Lawn moments before President Barack Obama and his family were due to take off by helicopter, a White House pool report said on Saturday. It

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US unemployment rate falls to 5.5pc in February

US employers stepped up hiring in February and the jobless rate fell to its lowest level since the spring before President Barack Obama took office, which could put pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in June.

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Nuclear deal could be ‘very close’, says Iran

Iran's foreign minister said in a US 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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Nuclear deal could be ‘very close’, says Iran

Iran's foreign minister said in a US 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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Iran must halt nuke work for at least a decade: Obama

Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but the odds are still against sealing a final agreement, US President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday.

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Qatar ‘committed to fighting Islamic State’

Qatar is committed to defeating the Islamic State, its emir assured US President Barack Obama on Tuesday in his first official visit to the White House. Obama said Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani committed to fighting Islamic extr

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IS hostage’s family, US govt confirm death

US aid worker Kayla Mueller, held hostage by Islamic State militants for 18 months, is dead, her family said on Tuesday, but the circumstances were unclear and President Barack Obama vowed to hunt down the culprits. Mueller's

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Obama, Saudi king discuss Iran, energy in symbolic visit

US President Barack Obama met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday to pay respects to the late King Abdullah and bolster a relationship that now stretches well beyond oil interests to security cooperation across the volatile Gulf Arab

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Obama seeks close ties with new Saudi king

US President Barack Obama sought to cement ties with Saudi Arabia as he came to pay his respects on Tuesday after the death of King Abdullah, a trip that underscores the importance of a US-Saudi alliance that extends beyond oil interests to regi

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