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Hillary Clinton: US will use 'all elements of American power' to stop Tehran developing nuclear weapons




Iran left to ponder its next move in the Arabian Gulf




Iran's Supreme Leader decides whether to close Strait of Hormuz: military official




UAE starts up pipeline to bypass Strait of Hormuz




The head of MI6, Britain's Secret Service, said Iran was likely to succeed in building a nuclear bomb by 2014. "The Iranians are determinedly going down a path to master all aspects of nuclear weapons; all the technologies they need," he said.




As Western oil sanctions take effect, Iran began shutting down oil production. Government censors warned Iranian media not to report negative economic news. To counter an Iranian threat to close the Gulf of Hormuz, the US deployed a floating operating base, mine sweepers, and sea drones to the Persian Gulf.




Ex-Republican Guards general reveals dissent within elite Iranian force




New Great Game Being Played In Afghanistan, Without The US




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