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Pressure Points » Narendra Modi…..and Menachem Begin

Pressure Points » Narendra Modi…..and Menachem Begin | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
The new prime minister was elected to the nation’s top office in his sixties after many years in politics. ...
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Spain to replace Dutch in Turkey Patriot missile deployment

MADRID, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Spain will send a Patriotanti-ballistic missile battery to Turkey's southern border withSyria as part of a NATO initiative, Defence Minister PedroMorenes said on Wednesday,
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Natl Int’s Editor Jacob Heilbrunn Interview with Iranian FM Zarif on the nuclear talks, the Islamic State, Saudi Arabia and Israel

Natl Int’s Editor Jacob Heilbrunn Interview with Iranian FM Zarif on the nuclear talks, the Islamic State, Saudi Arabia and Israel | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Exclusive interview: Mohammad Javad Zarif on the nuclear talks, the Islamic State, Saudi Arabia and Israel.
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Iran detains UK citizen over ban on women watching sports alongside men

Iran detains UK citizen over ban on women watching sports alongside men | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Amnesty International says Ghoncheh Ghavami is 'a prisoner of conscience' being held in Tehran's notorious Evin prison
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The NYT's Flipboard guide to Scotland's independence debate

By The New York Times | After 307 years of union with England, Scotland will vote on Thursday whether to become independent or remain part of the United Kingdom.
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Russia, Egypt seal preliminary arms deal worth $3.5 billion: agency

Russia, Egypt seal preliminary arms deal worth $3.5 billion: agency | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and Egypt have reached a preliminary deal for Cairo to buy arms worth $3.5 billion from Moscow, Interfax news agency quoted the head of a Russian state arms agency as saying on
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Obama Insists U.S. Will Not Get Drawn Into Ground War in Iraq

Obama Insists U.S. Will Not Get Drawn Into Ground War in Iraq | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Addressing troops at Central Command base in Florida, President Obama said the United States was committed to destroying the Islamic State, but not with combat troops.
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#INTERPOL- #Europol Cybercrime Conference: "Cybercrime Investigations: The Full Cycle". Singapore, 1-3 October 2014 | Europol

#INTERPOL- #Europol Cybercrime Conference: "Cybercrime Investigations: The Full Cycle". Singapore, 1-3 October 2014 |  Europol | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
3 July 2014 Singapore, 1-3 October 2014 The 2nd INTERPOL-Europol Cybercrime Conference will be hosted by the...
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Recording calls to improve service – is that really so? - i-HLS

Recording calls to improve service – is that really so?  - i-HLS | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Illustration AT&T announced it was introducing a pilot system to its Customer Service Relations (CSR) for recording customers' calls as well as analyzi - i-HLS
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State’s Stengel: U.S. in Information ‘Battle’ with ISIL, Russia | IIP Digital

State’s Stengel: U.S. in Information ‘Battle’ with ISIL, Russia | IIP Digital | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel says that in the face of strong foreign propaganda machines such as Russia and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the United States needs to harden its “soft power” with its own participation in the global conversation.
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Russia's Transneft says sanctions may delay oil pipelines launch

Russia's Transneft says sanctions may delay oil pipelines launch | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Western sanctions on Russia over Ukraine are likely to delay the launch of new oil pipelines in Siberia, Russian oil pipeline monopoly Transneft said on Tuesday, potentially derailing
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With a Deadline Looming, Iran’s Nuclear Talks Reopen in New York - NPR

With a Deadline Looming, Iran’s Nuclear Talks Reopen in New York - NPR | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Negotiations resume this week in New York over Iran's nuclear program, but a summer of multiplying crises has world capitals distracted as the talks hit a crucial stage.
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Calingaert: Why democracy support matters - The Hil

Calingaert: Why democracy support matters - The Hil | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Democracy support serves US interests and extends US influence in the world.
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Mideast Brief: U.S. General Dempsey Raises the Prospect of Ground Forces in Iraq - Foreign Policy(blog

Mideast Brief: U.S. General Dempsey Raises the Prospect of Ground Forces in Iraq - Foreign Policy(blog | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
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The U.S. - EU Transatlantic Alliance: Assessing the NATO Summit and Energy Security in Light of the Ukraine Crisis & FYSA 2014 [PDF] :

The U.S. - EU Transatlantic Alliance: Assessing the NATO Summit and Energy Security in Light of the Ukraine Crisis  & FYSA 2014 [PDF] : | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
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The U.S. - EU Transatlantic Alliance: Assessing the NATO Summit and Energy Security in Light of the Ukraine Crisis http://shar.es/1aoszT & FYSA 2014 [PDF] : http://t.co/PSDvneyP6M

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Death Sentence for “Insulting the Prophet” on Facebook

Death Sentence for “Insulting the Prophet” on Facebook | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
A blogger found guilty of insulting the Prophet Mohammad in his postings on Facebook has been sentenced to death. An informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the blogger, Soheil Arabi, will be able to appeal the decision until September 20, 2014.
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SFRC Hearing on Iraq, Syria, and Threat Posed by Islamic State o Iraq and the Levan

Secretary of State Kerry testifies on Iraq, Syria and ISIL before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
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Russia, West delay key element of #EU-Ukraine trade deal - Deutsche Welle

Russia, West delay key element of #EU-Ukraine trade deal - Deutsche Welle | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Ukraine's deputy foreign minister has resigned in protest after the delay of a key part of the new EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. So why is the deal struck between the EU, Ukraine and Russia so controversial?
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Can the U.S. Army Degrade and Destroy Ebola?- Laurie Garrett, Foreign Policy

Can the U.S. Army Degrade and Destroy Ebola?- Laurie Garrett, Foreign Policy | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Obama is sending 3,000 troops to West Africa to stop the deadly outbreak. But 250,000 people could already be infected by Christmas.
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State’s Sherman Outlines U.S. Policy Priorities in Middle East | IIP Digital

State’s Sherman Outlines U.S. Policy Priorities in Middle East | IIP Digital | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
“The United States cares about the Middle East because of the economic, political and security interests we have, the many friendships we have forged, and the rich spiritual and ethnic traditions we have inherited,” says U.S. official Wendy Sherman.
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'A global commons of the internet was something that never existed' - FT(sub) REPORTERS

In January some users of Bookmate, a Moscow internet start-up, had an unpleasant surprise. When they tried to access the monthly book subscription service – a Netflix for the Russian literary world – they received a pop-up message instead from their
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Scottish Independence and the United Kingdom’s Nuclear Future

Scottish Independence and the United Kingdom’s Nuclear Future | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
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Russian airborne troops destroy simulated enemy on Kuril shores amid military snap check

Russian airborne troops destroy simulated enemy on Kuril shores amid military snap check | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
The snap check in the Eastern Military District began on an order from Vladimir Putin, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of Russia's Armed Forces, on September 11 and will continue till September 18
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Russia and West at odds over Syria at U.N. nuclear meeting

Russia and West at odds over Syria at U.N. nuclear meeting | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
VIENNA (Reuters) - Russia is pushing for the issue of Syria's alleged past nuclear activities to be removed from the agenda of the U.N. atomic agency's board, diplomats said on Wednesday.Western members
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Ban Ki moon: The World's a mess; now go and do something about it - Foreign Polic

Ban Ki moon: The World's a mess; now go and do something about it - Foreign Polic | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Extremists rule large parts of Syria and Iraq. Violence consumes communities from the Central African Republic to Mali, Somalia, and South Sudan. Ukraine teeters on the verge of all-out war with Russia. Israelis and Palestinians are as far apart as ever. Libya descends into chaos. Oh, and Ebola is spreading terror and death across West Africa.
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Iran's Supreme Scorn: True to Form, Khamenei Blasts US-Led Campaign against ISIS

Iran's Supreme Scorn: True to Form, Khamenei Blasts US-Led Campaign against ISIS | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Even as diplomats from around the world were meeting to launch a new campaign against violent extremists in Iraq and Syria, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei denounced the American-instigated effort yesterday and insisted that Tehran will not cooperate with Washington against the group calling itself the Islamic State (IS, or ISIS.) His statements conformed to his unswerving hostility toward the United States and every aspect of its security policies in the Middle East, and further underscored the improbability of even tacit cooperation between Washington and Tehran on the regional crisis.
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