Iran nuclear deal: One agreement, wildly different reactions
November 24th, 2013
10:35 PM ET

Iran nuclear deal: One agreement, wildly different reactions

To say reactions to the Iranian nuclear deal have been all over the place would be an understatement.

In one corner, ardent supporters, like the White House, touted it as a resolution in which they didn't waver from their core beliefs. Iranian officials boasted the same.

The United Nations and the European Union threw in their weight, saying the compromise is a huge step with tremendous potential.

Then you have Israel, which says the deal is based on global "self-delusion" and could help Iran get closer to having a nuclear bomb. Meanwhile, some U.S. Republicans are skeptical about the Obama administration's true intentions in helping strike the deal.

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Filed under: Iran • Sec. State John Kerry
October 6th, 2013
09:47 AM ET

U.S. forces strike in Libya, Somalia, capture al Qaeda leader

By Barbara Starr, Evan Perez and Greg Botelho, CNN

In two operations in Africa nearly 3,000 miles apart, U.S. military forces went after two high-value targets over the weekend.

One operation took place early Saturday in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, when U.S. forces captured Abu Anas al Libi, an al Qaeda leader wanted for his role in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa.

In the second raid, a team of U.S. Navy SEALs in southern Somalia targeted the top leader of Al-Shabaab, a terrorist group linked with al Qaeda.

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Syria to allow inspectors to site of suspected chemical weapons attack
August 25th, 2013
11:01 AM ET

Syria to allow inspectors to site of suspected chemical weapons attack

By Frederik Pleitgen, Hamdi Alkhshali and Josh Levs, CNN

Syria will allow U.N. inspectors full access to any site of a purported chemical weapons attack, a top Syrian official told CNN on Sunday.

The agreement is effective immediately, Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al Mekdad said.

And inspectors hope to begin their probe Monday at the suspected chemical attack site, the U.N. secretary-general's office said.

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