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For Iranians Held by Pirates, US to the Rescue




No comment on Mullah Omar's claim: US




Iran Mounts New Web Crackdown




Iran plans more war games in strait as sanctions bite




Iraqi Moves to Embrace Militia Open New Fault Lines




Iran intensifies efforts to influence policy in Afghanistan




Ansar al Islam names new leader

Ansar-al-Islam-banner.jpgAnsar al Islam, an al Qaeda-linked terror group based in northern Iraq, named Abu Hashim Muhammad bin Abdul Rahman al Ibrahim as its new emir.


Iran warned US aircraft carriers not to return to the Persian Gulf after the USS Stennis exited the gulf. The US dismissed the warning. France said it was convinced Iran was developing nuclear weapons and called for stricter economic sanctions.




Iran test fired "long-range" shore-to-sea and surface-to-surface missiles, called Qader (Capable) and Nour (Light). The value of Iran's currency fell 10 percent following new US sanctions against Iran's central bank. Iran closed a border point with Pakistan after a Pakistani border force detained three Iranian guards for crossing the border and killing a man.




Iran currency plunges 10% as US strengthens sanctions




Raining drones?




Obama signs defense bill despite 'reservations'




The commander of the Revolutionary Guard Corps backed away from recent threats to close Strait of Hormuz. Iran postponed long-range missile tests and signaled it was ready to reopen talks on its nuclear program. The US imposed further sanctions on financial institutions that deal with Iran.




US in $3.5 billion arms sale to UAE amid Iran tensions




US Agrees to $30 Billion Arms Sale to Saudis





Iran's navy chief threatened again that his country can easily close the Strait of Hormuz. The US warned Iran that it will not tolerate any disruption of maritime traffic through the Strait. Iran held the first trial session of Amir Mirza Hekmati, who was recently arrested on a charge of spying for the CIA.




Iran Threatens to Block Oil in Reply to Sanctions




Al-Qaida leadership almost wiped out in Pakistan, British officials believe




Iran Denies Harboring Al-Qaeda Financier




Iran ready to expand military links with Iraq