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Iranian fighter jets bomb IS jihadists in Iraq

Iranian fighter jets struck Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq in recent days, the Pentagon said Tuesday, signaling Tehran’s determination to confront the jihadists and Washington’s tacit partnership with arch-foe Iran. The air raids marked an escalation in Iran’s role in a conflict that has seen Tehran and the Washington set aside their customary hostility to battle a common enemy ... [বিস্তারিত]

French President to visit Ebola-hit Guinea

French President Francois Hollande is to arrive in Guinea, becoming the first Western leader to visit a nation hit hard by the deadly Ebola virus. He will deliver “a message of solidarity” to Guinea, where more than 1,200 have died of Ebola. France has pledged 100m euros (£79m; $125m) to help tackle the disease by opening several care centres in ... [বিস্তারিত]

Obama sent ‘secret letter’ to Iran

US President Barack Obama is said to have written a secret letter to Iran’s supreme leader describing a shared interest in fighting Islamic State (ISIS). The letter, reported by the Wall Street Journal, also urges Ayatollah Ali Khamenei toward a nuclear agreement, reports BBC. The US president stresses any co-operation on fighting ISIS is contingent on Iran reaching such an ... [বিস্তারিত]