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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

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.