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Turkey, U.S. aim for zone cleared of Islamic State in northern Syria 5:46pm EDT

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Turkey and the United States are working on plans to provide air cover for Syrian rebels and jointly sweep Islamic State fighters from a strip of land along the Turkish border, bolstering the NATO member's security and possibly providing a safe haven for civilians.  Full Article

Obama says yet to hear good argument against Iran nuclear deal 8:38am EDT 

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday said he was yet to hear a strong factual argument against a nuclear deal with Iran and criticized rhetoric about the agreement from some leading members of the Republican party.  Full Article  

Kerry heads for Egypt and the Gulf to discuss Iran deal, ISIS 4:40pm EDT 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Egypt and the Gulf next week for talks on the recent nuclear deal between major powers and Iran and the fight against Islamic State militants, then he will head to Southeast Asia, where countries share U.S. concerns about China's pursuit of territorial claims.  Full Article