Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a suicide bombing at Cairo's Coptic cathedral killing 25 people.
The evacuation of rebel-held eastern Aleppo due to start at dawn has been delayed with an opposition official blaming Iran and its Shi'ite militias allied to al-Assad for the hold-up.
Afghanistan's First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum denied he had beaten and abducted a political rival.
The move, if carried out, would probably require Iran to enrich uranium to a fissile purity above the maximum level set in the nuclear deal, experts said.
Companies from China, Japan and Europe have long expressed interests in this project.
Moscow has the political will to develop relations with Tokyo in all possible areas, Kremlin said.
The passage of the bill paved the way for high-stakes gambling in the world's third-biggest economy.
The Syrian government is poised for the final sweep to retake the remaining rebel area of eastern Aleppo.
Recapturing the entire rebel pocket of Aleppo will constitute the biggest battlefield victory yet for President Bashar al-Assad and his military coalition.
The three countries agreed to maintain an around-the-clock information sharing system to monitor how sanctions are working.