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2nd May 2016 - The Wall Street Journal

Seoul Seeks Iran’s Help on North Korea Sanctions

South Korea’s president said she sought Iran’s help to implement international sanctions against North Korea as Seoul works to build pressure on its volatile neighbor amid concerns that Pyongyang could test another nuclear bomb in the next few days.

2nd May 2016 - The Wall Street Journal

Iraqi Shiite Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr Makes Unannounced Visit to Iran

Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr traveled to Iran on Monday, a top aide said, a day after hundreds of his supporters withdrew from Iraq’s fortified International Zone following protests that paralyzed the government.

2nd May 2016 - BBC News

Syria conflict ‘out of control’ warns Kerry amid push to save truce

After talks with UN and Arab diplomats in Geneva, he said progress had been made on a plan to reduce violence in the second city of Aleppo.

2nd May 2016 - Voice of America

Turkish Military Kills 63 IS Fighters in Syria

The Turkish military killed 63 Islamic State soldiers in Syria Sunday after launching artillery and drone strikes from the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey, the Turkish military said in a statement.