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US Relents, President Writes First Letter to Iran’s Head After 1979 Hostage Crisis

US President Barack Obama has written to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei expressing a “shared interest” in fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Iraq and Syria. The letter was reportedly sent in the middle of October, in which President Obama tied potential cooperation on fighting ISIS militants and aim at a comprehensive deal over Iran’s controversial nuclear programme, ...

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Obama Authorizes Air Strikes in Iraq, Cites Possible ‘Genocide’

Though delayed, the decision by U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday to authorize air strikes in Iraq comes close on the heels of ongoing surge in Islamic State (ISIS) activities to attack Kurdish minorities with 40,000 of them trapped on a mountaintop. Responding to the Iraqi government’s appeal for help to fight the Islamic State militants, who have unleashed hunt ...

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