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Netanyahu Wants Iran Deal to Cover Missile Capacity

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kept up his offensive against the framework nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday, saying it fails to address Tehran's long-range missile arsenal.

"Why doesn't the framework address Iran's intercontinental ballistic missile program whose sole purpose is to carry nuclear payloads?" he asked on his official Twitter account.

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Erdogan Son-in-Law among Turkey Parliament Candidates

Turkey's main political parties on Tuesday submitted to the election authorities their lists of candidates for June parliamentary polls, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's son-in-law among those standing.

Berat Albayrak, husband of Erdogan's elder daughter Esra, is one of the candidates of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) for Istanbul, the party announced.

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Fourth New York Resident Charged with Supporting IS

A New York resident has been charged with providing support to Islamic State jihadists in Syria, the Justice Department said Tuesday, after three suspected co-conspirators pleaded not guilty to similar charges.

Brooklyn resident Dilkhayot Kasimov, 26, is charged with "attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)," the Department of Justice said in a statement, using an alternative name for the Islamic State group.

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Salam Meets King Felipe, Hails Spain's UNIFIL Efforts

Prime Minister Tammam Salam on Tuesday held talks with visiting Spanish King Felipe VI, hailing the efforts of Spain's contingent within the UNIFIL force operating in southern Lebanon.

In their meeting at the Grand Serail, Salam underlined his keenness on strengthening all aspects of the relation with Spain, extending gratitude over Spain's participation in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), state-run National News Agency reported.

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Blair Joins UK Election Fray with EU Warning

Former prime minister Tony Blair plunged into Britain's general election fray on Tuesday, sounding a warning about the dangers of the country leaving the EU.

In a rare intervention in domestic politics, Blair claimed Prime Minister David Cameron's planned referendum on European Union membership threatens the British economy.

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Rand Paul Becomes 2nd Republican to Enter U.S. Presidential Race

Conservative U.S. Senator Rand Paul announced Tuesday that he is running for his party's nomination for the 2016 presidential race, making him the second major Republican to join the contest.

"I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government," Paul said on his campaign website.

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4 Tunisian Troops Killed, 6 Wounded in Ambush

Four Tunisian soldiers were killed and six wounded Tuesday in an ambush in the Kasserine region where the military is battling jihadists, state television reported.

"Four soldiers have died as martyrs and six were wounded in an ambush against a military patrol," the Wataniya 1 channel reported, quoting the defense ministry.

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Jumblat Says Nasrallah's Anti-Saudi Remarks May Have 'Dangerous Repercussions'

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat warned Tuesday of possible “dangerous repercussions” that may result from the anti-Saudi remarks of some Lebanese leaders.

“The magnitude and extent of the statements we heard in Lebanon were not even voiced by the Islamic Republic of Iran itself,” said Jumblat in his weekly editorial in the PSP-affiliated al-Anbaa website.

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Israel Admits Its Fire Killed Spanish UNIFIL Peacekeeper

Israeli security sources acknowledged on Tuesday that the death of a Spanish U.N. peacekeeper in January was caused by Israeli fire.

"The Spanish soldier was indeed killed by Israel Defense Forces artillery, following a Hizbullah attack on IDF (army) forces that killed two soldiers," a source said on condition of anonymity.

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Syria Arrests Domestic Political Activist on Lebanon Border

Syrian authorities on Tuesday arrested a member of the domestic "tolerated" opposition as he returned to the country from a rights meeting in Geneva, a monitor and an activist said.

"The opposition figure and human rights activist Saleh al-Nabwani was arrested on Tuesday on the Lebanese-Syrian border," said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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