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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




As Christmas arrives, crisis for Mideast Christians




Arab Spring and the Middle East: 2012 preview




US offers $10 million reward for Iran-based al Qaeda financier

The US government is offering a $10 million reward for information leading to the capture of Yasin al Suri, a senior al Qaeda facilitator based in Iran. Al Suri was designated by the Treasury Department in July.


Iran said its navy would hold war games beyond the Strait of Hormuz. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said that the US military was ready to engage in a conflict with Iran if necessary. Sanctions have impacted Iran's trade ties with Arab Gulf states.




63 killed in Baghdad as political crisis worsens




Arab Spring yields different outcomes in Bahrain, Egypt and Libya




The Gulf Cooperation Council called on Iran to stop interfering in the internal affairs of its members. Western sanctions are inflicting damage on Iran's economy.




In an apparent reference to Iran, Saudi Arabia said the security of the Gulf states was being targeted. US, Europe, and key Arab states discussed how to maintain stability in the energy markets as a possible precursor to an embargo on Iran's oil exports. Iran would be unlikely to replace its exports.




Iraqis celebrate US exit, but worry for future




The Intelligence Ministry claimed it arrested a "US spy" who was trained in Iraq and Afghanistan. The foreign minister urged Afghanistan not to permit US drones to operate in its airspace.




Yemeni Uprising Opens a Door to Besieged Rebels in the North




Russia seized 18 pieces of Sodium-22, a radioactive metal, from the suitcase of a passenger who was traveling to Iran. The military said it would shoot down any US drones that violate its airspace.




US transfers dangerous Hezbollah leader involved in murder of 5 US soldiers to Iraqi custody

Musa Ali Daqduq, who was tasked with establishing a Hezbollah-like Shia terror group in Iraq, and who was involved in the 2007 attack on US troops in Karbala, is now in Iraqi custody.