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International Developments

Overall

– “Muslim holiday of Ashura brings into focus Shia-Sunni differences

– Trita Parsi: “Hawkish Groups Mobilize to Sink Iran Nuclear Deal

– “10 Surprising and Counterintuitive Facts About Child Sex Trafficking

– “Faisal bin Ali Jaber, a Yemeni engineer whose nephew and brother-in-law were killed in a US drone strike in Yemen last year, has requested a meeting with President Obama during his visit to Washington, DC, this week.

– “Egypt says improving ties with Russia is not a snub to US

– “A 20-year program to convert highly enriched uranium from dismantled Russian nuclear weapons into fuel for U.S. power plants ended Thursday, with the final shipment loaded onto a vessel in St. Petersburg’s port.”

– “Estonia says it will extradite to the United States three men accused of hijacking millions of computers in a cyber-fraud scheme.

Middle East

– “The presidents of Syria and Russia discussed a proposed peace conference to end Syria’s nearly three-year civil war and Damascus’ efforts to put its chemical weapons under international supervision, the Kremlin said Thursday.

– “Attacks targeting Shia Muslims on the festival of Ashura have killed at least 41 people across Iraq.

– On the US atrocities in Afghanistan

– “Iran’s new government has significantly slowed down expansion of its nuclear programme in an apparent attempt to give more time for negotiations.” [cont’d.]

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