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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.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed on a screen as Type 99A2 Chinese battle tanks take part in a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II held in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China shows off rising power in marking WWII defeat of Japan

- Associated Press

With fighter jets roaring overhead, China’s leader presided Thursday over a massive parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might, but also pledged to reduce the army by 300,000 troops in a bid to show that his country poses no expansionist threat.

A paramilitary police officer carries the lifeless body of an unidentified migrant child, lifting it from the sea shore, near the Turkish resort of Bodrum, Turkey, early Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. A number of migrants are known to have died and some are still reported missing, after boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized. (AP Photo/DHA)

Aunt from Canada had tried to sponsor Aylan Kurdi, Syrian boy who drowned off Turkey

- Associated Press

Canada rejected a request to take in the Syrian family whose mother and two young sons drowned this week trying to get to Europe, a Canadian lawmaker said — a request that involved the 3-year-old boy who washed up on a beach in Turkey, galvanizing a worldwide debate about migration.

Shiite rebels known as Houthis holds their weapons during a rally against Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on Aug. 11, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

DHS grants temporary legal status to Yemeni citizens

- The Washington Times

The Obama administration Thursday announced it will grant legal status and halt deportations for potentially thousands of citizens of Yemen, saying the security situation on the ground there is so bad that the U.S. has a moral obligation to protect people.

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