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Talks On Iran's Nuclear Program To Resume In April

Two days of talks on Iran's nuclear program ended in Kazakhstan Tuesday. Although there were no dramatic breakthroughs, officials reported there was enough movement to return to the table in April to try to resolve concerns and questions about the program.
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Syrian Rebels, Secular And Islamist, Both Claim The Future

Secular activists launched the uprising in Syria two years ago, but ultraconservative Muslims are becoming a more potent force as the war grinds on. The sides have little in common besides their opposition to President Bashar Assad's government.
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Exiled From Iran, A Singer Makes The Case For Beauty

In the Islamic Republic, a woman is typically not allowed to sing solos in public unless she performs for an all-female audience and is accompanied by an all-female band. The Iranian singer known as Hani is pursuing her dream in Iraq.
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Can U.S. Embassies Be Safe Without Being Unsightly?

Beauty vs. security. Some say the two can exist in the same space when it comes to America's embassies.
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Demonstrators In West Bank Protest Imprisonment Of Palestinians

There were more demonstrations in the West Bank on Tuesday, after one young Palestinian man died in jail over the weekend. The anger is palpable on the street. But just as palpable is the desire to avoid a third Intifada, which would jeopardize the few gains that West Bankers have made. Meanwhile, the first rocket since the November attack was fired at Israel from Gaza.
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International Negotiations Continue Over Iran's Nuclear Program

Another round of negotiations on Iran's suspect nuclear program got underway Tuesday in the Kazakhstani city of Almaty. Iran's envoys are pushing for relief from a vast array of economic sanctions while the U.S. and its partners in the so-called P-5 plus Germany are looking for signs that Tehran is prepared to roll back its nuclear program.

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