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Iran announces resumption of more atomic work

TEHRAN (Reuters) — Iran announced on Tuesday it would resume atomic fuel research and development next week, raising the spectre of a fresh showdown with the West which suspects Tehran wants nuclear technology to build bombs. The news coincided with strong hints from Iran’s foreign ministry that Tehran would reject …

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Italy blocks Yemeni attack to free hostages

SANAA (AFP) — Italy’s ambassador to Yemen on Tuesday blocked an assault by security forces to release five Italians amid fears for the hostages lives, a top local official told AFP. “After a number of tribal leaders failed (in the mediation efforts), the Yemeni authorities seriously considered to launch a …

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