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President Obama's meeting with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud comes as debate over the Iran nuclear deal rages in Washington. (Associated Press)

King Salman of Saudi Arabia set to back Iran nuclear deal — at a price

- The Washington Times

President Obama is set to receive an official, albeit reluctant nod of approval for the Iran nuclear deal when Saudi Arabia’s new king visits the White House for the first time Friday, but analysts say it will come at a price as Riyadh seeks Washington’s support for its increasingly anti-Iran foreign policy in the Middle East.

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Pressure increases on VA to let others handle construction

- Associated Press

New criticism of the VA's troubled hospital construction program turned up the pressure in Congress on Friday for the agency to turn over future big projects to the Army Corps of Engineers.

FILE - In this June 8, 2005 file photo Terry McAllister, of Bigfork, Mont., checks out the Kerr Dam, near Polson, Mont. People with business and conservation interests on the Flathead Indian Reservation are asking a judge to temporarily block federal officials from authorizing the transfer of the hydroelectric dam in northwestern Montana to the Confederated Salish and  Kootenai Tribes.  (Chris Jordan/Daily Inter Lake via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

Lawsuit: Montana dam transfer to tribes is security risk

- Associated Press

A lawsuit seeking to block the transfer of a Montana dam to two Native American tribes makes the unusual assertion that the transfer could lead the Turkish government to seek raw nuclear materials on U.S. soil to blow up the dam or other targets.

Brig. Gen. Malcolm Frost speaks with a group of student veterans on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in Indianapolis. Indiana has a large number of veterans who are returning home as the Army thins its ranks and winds down its overseas engagements. Frost told The Associated Press that's putting an added strain on a network of veterans' services. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Indiana veterans returning home face dearth of services

- Associated Press

Indiana has a large number of veterans who are returning home as the Army thins its ranks and winds down overseas engagements, placing more demand on a network of veterans' services that is already stretched thin.

United Arab Emirates says 45 of its troops killed in Yemen

- Associated Press

Forty-five troops from the United Arab Emirates were killed in Yemen while taking part in Saudi-led operations against Shiite rebels, the Gulf nation said Friday, in the deadliest day for its military in its 44-year history.

FILE - In this July 23, 2015 file photo, Ranking Member Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md. is seen during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill to review the Iran nuclear agreement. Cardin, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, has announced he opposes the nuclear deal with Iran.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Cardin's opposition to Iran deal sets back White House hopes

- Associated Press

White House hopes for stopping a congressional challenge to the Iran nuclear deal and sparing President Barack Obama from using a veto suffered a blow Friday when a key Senate Democrat announced his opposition.

2 men claiming to have found Nazi gold train go on Polish TV

- Associated Press

Two men appeared on Polish TV Friday saying they are the finders of a Nazi train said to be laden with gold - a claim that came as the Polish military inspected the alleged site in southwestern Poland.

Police clash with gunmen in Tajikistan, 17 dead

- Associated Press

Armed groups led by a disaffected deputy defense minister mounted attacks Friday in and near the capital of Tajikistan that left at least eight police officers and nine militants dead, authorities said.

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama meets Saudi Arabian King Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Obama administration is greeting King Salman of Saudi Arabia with assurances that a nuclear deal with Iran also comes with the necessary resources to help check its regional ambitions. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

US promising help to keep Iran in check in Middle East

- Associated Press

The Obama administration is greeting King Salman of Saudi Arabia with assurances that the Iran nuclear deal comes with the necessary resources to help check the Islamic Republic's regional ambitions.

Official: Bombs may have been targeting Sinai peacekeepers

- Associated Press

International peacekeeping vehicles hit by roadside bombs in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula were painted white, different from the desert color scheme used by the Egyptian army, a mission official said Friday, suggesting they were targeted on purpose.

UN official: Peacekeepers committing crimes must be punished

- Associated Press

International peacekeepers who commit crimes must be punished, the U.N. human rights chief said on Friday following the revelation of yet another sexual abuse allegation in Central African Republic.