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25th May 2016 - Reuters

Obama administration officials warn lawmakers over Iran sanctions

Obama administration officials told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday they would oppose new sanctions on Iran if they interfere with last year's international nuclear agreement, laying the groundwork for a potential fight over any legislation.

25th May 2016 - Associated Press

Little-Known Extremist Cleric Chosen To Lead Afghan Taliban

A little-known extremist cleric was chosen Wednesday to be the new leader of the Afghan Taliban, just days after a U.S. drone strike killed his predecessor.

25th May 2016 - The Washington Post

Russia calls off attacks against Syria’s al-Qaeda franchise

In an unusual announcement Wednesday, Russia said it would halt air raids against Syria’s al-Qaeda affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra, to give other rebel factions a chance to distance themselves from the extremist group.