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Iraq Cracks Down on Iran-Backed Shiite Militias




Hezbollah's military commander indicted by UN tribunal




Iran funnels new weapons to Iraq and Afghanistan




Iran - Supreme Court upholds death sentence for Christian priest




A senior cleric advocated the spread of the Islamic revolution to the US and Europe. The Maersk Line shipping company will no longer do business at the Iranian ports of Bandar Abbas, Bandar Khomeini, and Asaluyeh.




US military sees Iran behind rising troop deaths in Iraq




US steps up efforts for talks with Taliban




Britain accused Iran of testing nuclear-capable missiles; the US said Iran is "bragging" about its missile program. President Ahmedinejad denounced the arrest of four of his followers in the government.




The US, France, and Britain accused Iran of "alarming" violations of UN Security Council sanctions of its nuclear program. Russia and China are blocking a UN report that implicates Iran. The US imposed sanctions on Iran Air, Tidewater Middle East Co., and other firms.




DC district court denies former Taliban governor's habeas petition

Khirullah-Said-Wali-Khairkhwa.jpgIn a decision released on Thursday, a DC district court denied Mullah Khairullah Khairkhwa's petition for a writ of habeas corpus. The court cited Khairkhwa's clandestine meetings with Iranian officials, among other evidence.


The director of Iranian intelligence claimed Iran arrested 30 "US spies" and an additional 42 people are suspected of helping the US. The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines bypassed US sanctions by using shell companies.




Parliament has moved to impeach Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, an ally of President Ahmedinejad. Security forces arrested four Jundallah members in Sistan and Baluchistan,




US Secretary of Defense Gates said Iran continues to support Shia terror groups in Iraq. Parliament banned the entry of the UN Special Rapporteur on Iran. The commander of the Basij said the UN is "a colonial institution and a puppet of arrogant powers."




Seven Iranian soldiers were killed in a minefield on the Iraqi side of the border in the Kurdistan area. Iran launched a second satellite into earth's orbit.




Iran's foreign ministry spokesman warned the US against launching "a military intervention in any country of the region, including Syria." China is encouraginging Iran to continue negotiations over its nuclear program.




Hezbollah rise in Lebanon gives Syria, Iran sway




Zarqawi aide returns to Afghanistan to wage jihad for al Qaeda

Salahuddin-al-Maqdisi.jpgSalahuddin al Maqdisi, the brother of Abu Mohammed al Maqdisi and a former aide to slain al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi, was released from Iranian custody and has recently returned to Afghanistan.


Secret US effort aims to help dissidents - report




Iran's air force chief claimed that US-made F-14 fighters are still operational as engineers are "reverse engineering" parts for the warplanes. The army chief said it successfully test-fired a domestically made anti-aircraft missile system.




Al Qaeda facilitator properly detained, DC Circuit Court finds

Hussein-Salem-Mohammed.jpgThe DC Circuit Court ruled on Friday that al Qaeda facilitator Hussain Salem Mohammad Almerfedi is properly detained at Guantanamo. According to a leaked threat assessment, Almerfedi operated out of an al Qaeda safehouse in Iran.