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Iran Laughs at Obama: Wants Arms Sanctions Lifted, Too

As the list of Western concessions to the Iranian regime continues to grow, Iran is demanding the lifting of a worldwide arms embargo as a condition of any nuclear deal. Thus far, the U.S. is resisting, but Russia and China have already agreed in part.

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Iran-Backed Terror Plot Foiled in Jordan

An Iraqi-Norwegian dual citizen, who attempted to orchestrate the most disastrous bombing plot in Jordan in over a decade, was set to be tried behind closed doors in a Jordanian court on Monday.

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Women of ISIS Keep Its Sex-Slave System Running

In May, a U.S. special operations mission in Syria killed one of the top money men for ISIS, Abu Sayyaf, and captured his wife Umm Sayyaf. It would have been great to take Abu Sayyaf alive, but it was known at the time that his wife was also a high-value target, and subsequent interrogations have proven her to be a major asset. In fact, Nancy Youssef at the Daily Beast judges Umm Sayyaf to be “the richest human intelligence source to fall into U.S. hands to date.”

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Greek Meltdown Watch: Yanis Varoufakis Resigns as Finance Minister

As Greece breaks apart on the rocky shores of the European Union, the man who did so much to run his nation’s finances aground has decided to call it quits. The New York Times sees the sudden resignation of “combative” Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis as a gesture of “conciliation” between the socialist Syriza government and a thoroughly fed-up European Union, but it might be premature to talk about Greece making peace with its creditors.

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Anti-China Turkish Protesters Mistakenly Attack Korean Tourists, Uyghur Cook

The Chinese embassy in Istanbul has released an advisory to Chinese nationals planning to travel to Turkey, warning that they may face violence following attacks on suspected Chinese nationals by Turkish national protesters this weekend. Those attacks may be a statement against the Chinese government’s attempts to ban the practice of Islam among Western ethnic Uyghurs, who largely subscribe to the faith.

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