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France says opposed to Iran attending Syria conference
PNA-France said Friday it is opposed to having Iran attend a peace conference on Syria despite Damascus's ally Russia wanting Tehran's presence at the event expected in the first half of June.
Obama: U.S. preserves diplomatic, military options on Syria
PNA - Barack Obama said on Thursday he reserved the right to resort to both diplomatic and military options to pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but insisted that U.S. action alone would not be enough to resolve the Syrian crisis.
Iran Says Willing to Hold Nuclear Talks Before Election
PNA-Iran's top nuclear negotiator says Tehran is ready to continue nuclear talks with world powers at any time, to address their concerns about its controversial atomic program.
6 Locals Killed in Kabul Suicide Attack on NATO
PNA - A suicide bomber in Kabul launched an attack on NATO vehicles, killing six civilians and wounding 30 in the process, the AP reports.
Texas Tornado Leaves 6 Dead, Dozens Hurt
PNA - A storm system in northern Texas prompted a series of twisters, one of which killed at least six and injured dozens more in the Granbury area, the Dallas Morning News reports.
White House Releases Benghazi Emails
PNA - If you can't get enough of the Benghazi story, the White House has some reading for you: This afternoon, it released 100 pages of emails and other internal notes that show how its "talking points" evolved after the attack, reports the Washington Post.
Kerry, Lavrov confident on Syria peace talks plan
PNA-US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday they believed they could pull off peace talks on Syria, where their nations back opposing sides in a war that may have cost 120,000 lives.
Syria Rebel Filmed Biting Into Soldier's Heart
PNA - A Syrian rebel has been caught on video apparently cutting a dead soldier's heart from his body then taking a bite from it.
U.S. To Boycott UN Conference Led By Iran
PNA-Washington says its ambassador will boycott meetings of the UN Conference on Disarmament when Iran takes over the rotating chairmanship of the body this month.
As Recovery Ends, Bangladesh Offers Prayer to 1,127 Victims
PNA - A mass prayer was held today to honor the victims of the garment industry's worst-ever disaster after the military officially ended recovery efforts at the site of the Dhaka building collapse.
Japanese Politician: WWII Sex Slaves Were 'Necessary'
PNA - Controversial Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto has defended Japan's World War II policy of forcing women to have sex with troops as a necessity of war, the BBC reports.
More than 80,000 killed in Syria conflict
PNA-More than 80,000 people have been killed in Syria’s conflict since it erupted more than two years ago, a monitoring group said on Sunday, May 12, according to AFP.
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