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Iran Nuclear Talks Extended Until July 7
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF June 30, 2015 @ 12:20pmClick here to read more
Negotiations on Iran's nuclear program, which were under a Tuesday deadline, have been extended until July 7, U.S. officials say.
Participants "have decided to extend the measures under the Joint Plan of Action until July 7 to allow more time for negotiations to reach a long-term solution - a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - on the Iran nuclear issue," U.S. spokeswomen Marie Harf said.
The announcement came amid continuing talks in Vienna.
Islamic State Militants Behead Women in Syria
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF June 30, 2015 @ 8:07amClick here to read more
Syrian activists said Islamic State militants have beheaded women in Syria for the first time.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday that the women were beheaded along with their husbands in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province after being accused of sorcery.
The Observatory, which monitors violence in Syria through a network of local sources, said the Islamic State group has executed more than 3,000 people in Syria since declaring its so-called caliphate a year ago, including nearly 1,800 civilians.
Afghan Violence Leaves 5 Dead
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF June 30, 2015 @ 7:54amClick here to read more
At least five people were reported killed and 20 others wounded in the Afghan capital Kabul Tuesday when a suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy.
A spokesman for NATO’s non-combatant Resolute Support mission says all its personnel and equipment have been “safely recovered” from the site of the blast on the main road leading to Kabul's airport.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid says it carried out the attack on a convoy of "occupation forces", a reference the insurgent group uses for NATO troops in the country.
Zarif Rejoins Iran Nuclear Talks
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF June 30, 2015 @ 7:26amClick here to read more
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif returned to Vienna to rejoin the negotiations on Iran's nuclear program Tuesday, the day of the original self-imposed deadline for an agreement.
Zarif arrived with Iran’s nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, who has been recovering from illness, after returning to Iran for consultations Sunday.
Upon their return, Zarif met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
Kerry emerged from the talks saying, “We had a good conversation.”
French Official: Factory Attack Bore IS Markings
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF June 30, 2015 @ 6:45amClick here to read more
A French prosecutor says Friday's attack on a U.S. gas factory in Lyon bears the hallmarks of the Islamic State militant group.
Prosecutor Francois Molins said Tuesday that the man who is suspected of carrying out the attack, Yassin Salhi, had a "terrorist motive" when he beheaded his employer and attacked the gas factory.