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Anti-ISIS coalition military commanders meet in Washington

Military commanders from the US-led coalition against ISIS will meet in Washington on Tuesday to discuss ways to halt the group's advance in Iraq and Syria.

Top brass, including national chiefs of staff, from 22 countries including Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Britain, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, will also meet US President Barack Obama at Andrews Air Force Base outside the US capital, the White House said.

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Iraqi Shiite militias commit 'war crimes': Amnesty

Shiite militias backed by the Iraqi army are committing war crimes against civilians and use the battle against ISIS as a pretext for carrying out "revenge" attacks on members of the Sunni community, Amnesty International said Tuesday.

Amnesty International said: "The growing power of Shiite militias has contributed to an overall deterioration in security and an atmosphere of lawlessness," and called on the government of Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to rein in the scores of militias targeting civilians across Iraq.

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Iran: Political prisoner goes on hunger strike to protest denial of medical treatment

NCRI - An Iranian political prisoner who is in critical physical condition because of denial of medical treatment went on a hunger strike on Friday.

Political prisoner Mr. Mashallah Haeri, 63, who is kept in Gohardasht Prison in the city of Karaj had suffered several bleedings in his ears and nose. H was transferred to the hospital unconscious.

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Washington Iranians protest executions under Hassan Rouhani

On the occasion of the World Day Against Death Penalty, a group of Iranians in Washington gathered outside White House on Saturday to protest the increasing number of executions in their country.

They carried large signs reading “Stop Executions in Iran”, “No to Rouhani,” the president of the clerical regime.

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Susan Rice: US is not coordinating with Iranian regime

“We're not in coordination or direct consultation with the Iranians about any aspects of the fight against ISIL [ISIS],” says Susan Rice, National Security Advisor to President Obama.

She said in NBC’s ‘Meet The Press’ on Sunday that In Iraq “We're doing this very differently and independently. Our coalition is comprised of some 60 countries.”

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Saudi Arabia: Iranian regime must withdraw from Syria

The Iranian regime must withdraw its "occupying" forces from Syria to help resolve that country's conflict, Saudi Foreign Minister said on Monday after talks with his German counterpart.

Prince Saud al-Faisal said in Jeddah: "Our reservations are about Iran's policy in the region, not about Iran as a country or people."

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Five Afghans dispatched by Iranian regime killed in Syria

NCRI – Five Afghans who had been dispatched to Syria by the Iranian regime and killed fighting for Bashar al-Assad were buried Saturday in the Iranian city of Qum.

The five men, Issa Hosseini, Raaouf Shaabani, Gholam Mohammad Ahmadi, Mustafa Khademi and Hadi Salimi were all citizens of Afghanistan.

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Photos: Iranians in Germany protest wave of executions in their country

NCRI – On the occasion of the World Day Against Death Penalty, a large group of Iranians in Germany gathered on Saturday in the center of city of Cologne to protest the increasing number of executions in their country.

They carried large signs reading “Stop Executions in Iran”, “No to Rouhani,” the president of the clerical regime.

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Iran: Six prisoners secretly hanged

NCRI – The Iranian regime has secretly hanged at least six prisoners last week in three cities, according to reports received from Iran.

A group of four prisoners were hanged in southern city of Bandar-abbas on Tuesday (October 7, 2014), a report said.

Another prisoner was executed in the main prison in western city of Marivan on Thursday (October 9, 2014).

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Iran: High-ranking police officers killed in crash

An Iranian plane carrying four high-ranking police officers crashed late Saturday in southeastern Iran, killing seven on board, state news agency IRNA reported.

All seven on board killed when the twin-engined turbo-prop Commander aircraft went down in the mountains outside Sistan-Baluchistan’s capital of Zahedan, IRNA said.

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Can Iranian regime obstruct youth’s access to internet and social networks?

Reporters Without Borders published a statement on October 9 were it referred to the arrest of 12 individuals in Iran on charges of using social networks and advised the netizens in Iran to be careful when using these networks.

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Iran: Death row political prisoner gets additional two year jail sentence

An Iranian political prisoner who already has been in prison for 11 years and had been sentenced to death in July by a Revolutionary Court on an additional charge of “enmity against God,” has received another two year jail sentence for “Insulting the Supreme Leader” Ali Khamenei.

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Swiss: Joint declaration for abolition of death penalty launched

A group of prisoners hanged in public in Shiraz, SepNCRI - Swiss President Didier Burkhalter has launched a joint declaration in favour of death penalty abolition, together with 11 foreign ministers from around the world.

A statement published by the Swiss government said: “The death penalty is incompatible both with human rights – in particular the fundamental right to life – and with justice systems aimed at rehabilitation rather than retribution”

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