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Senior al Qaeda ideologue freed in Mauritania

Abu Hafs al Mauritani, a senior al Qaeda ideologue, has been set free in Mauritania. Until earlier this year, Abu Hafs was held under a loose form of house arrest in Iran. His sudden extradition to Mauritania and subsequent freedom worries some US intelligence officials.


In Lebanon, a hard-line Sunni cleric gives voice to deep sectarian tensions




Details emerge on Iran's priorities in nuclear talks




Iran accused French and German spy services of cooperating with the US and Israel in the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists. An Iran state TV poll revealed a majority of Iranians wanted its nuclear program stopped in return for a lifting of economic sanctions.




'Kite Runner' Author On His Childhood, His Writing, And The Plight Of Afghan Refugees




Gulf sabers rattle as Iran sanctions bite




Iran says can destroy US bases minutes after attack




Olympic experts sure they can repel cyber threats




US Adds Forces in Persian Gulf, a Signal to Iran




Sanctions against Iranian oil exports took effect. Iran said it had a stockpile of money and goods to weather the sanctions. However, food prices and unemployment have risen. Iran called for an emergency OPEC meeting as oil prices fell.




Egypt: Govt orders imams to decline invites to visit Iran




Iran: Mursi victory signals 'Islamic awakening' in region




Iranian general: military strike would be the end of Israel




Doubts Raised About US Diplomacy on Iran and Nuclear Issues




US, Israel developed Flame computer virus to slow Iranian nuclear efforts, officials say




Pakistan detains al Qaeda operative tied to multiple plots

An al Qaeda operative named Naamen Meziche has been reportedly detained in Pakistan. Meziche had extensive ties to the 9/11 plotters and was part of a 2010 plot to launch Mumbai-style attacks in Europe. That plot also had significant links to al Qaeda's Iran-based network.


Pakistan nabs French man with reported 9/11 links




Two days of talks between Iran and the six powers over Iran's nuclear program produced no agreement. Further talks were scheduled for July 3 in Istanbul.




Iran and the six powers started a new round of talks over Iran's nuclear program. After the first day, the two sides remained far apart. Mahmud Ahmadinejad has said he plans to leave politics next year after his second term as president ends.




Israel's president warns "time is out" for Iran