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Iran's Natanz nuclear facility recovered quickly from Stuxnet cyberattack

Opposition leaders said they would "pay any price" to bring reform to the country. Human rights groups pressed the UN to denounce the recent round of executions in Iran. Israeli President Peres said he hopes anti-government protesters bring down the Iranian regime.

Egypt leaders found 'off' switch for Internet

The US State Department supported Iranian protests in solidarity with Egypt and Tunisia. The Iranian parliament condemned the protests and instructed security forces to crack down. Russia announced that it will not support future sanctions against Iran.

German terrorists pass through Yemen, meet Awlaki, before joining IMU in Pakistan

Abu-Ibrahim-al-Almani.JPGAbu Ibrahim al Almani and his brother Abu Adam fought in Yemen for a year before moving to Pakistan on the advice of Anwar al Awlaki. Their move to Pakistan was "very professionally organized."

Syria stonewalls on site IAEA wants to see: sources

Police fired teargas at protesters in Tehran and detained dozens during violent clashes. Protests were also held in Isfahan, Mashhad, and Shiraz. Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi was also placed under house arrest.

Ahmadinejad: 'Iran has a definite nuclear right'

Egypt - The beginning of a new struggle

Hezbollah hails Egypt's 'historic victory'

NATO Afghan civilian representative to be replaced

Hosni Mubarak resigns: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hails 'a new Middle East'

Islamic Jihad Group operative captured in Afghan north

The IJG facilitator "is responsible for coordinating the movement of foreign fighters from Iran and Pakistan into Afghanistan," ISAF stated.

Italian judge orders former Gitmo detainee freed

A former Gitmo detainee convicted of terrorism-related charges was freed from an Italian jail on Monday. Adel Ben Mabrouk, a Tunisian who lived in Italy for much of the 1990s, was a member of a known al Qaeda network in Italy prior to his detention at Guantanamo. Mabrouk was captured after fleeing the Tora Bora Mountains in late 2001.

Iranian authorities placed opposition figure Mehdi Karroubi under house arrest for calling for public protest in support of Egypt. The interior minister said that Iran's Islamic revolution is at its peak. The Netherlands froze diplomatic relations with Iran over the execution of a Dutch-Iranian citizen. Iran's envoy to Russia said Iran is ready to resume talks with the West over a nuclear fuel-swap deal.

US permanent bases vital to Afghanistan: experts

Iran's state prosecutor warned the opposition to not host protests in solidarity with Egyptian protesters. The IRGC tested a new anti-ship ballistic missile. The EU may lift the travel ban on Iran's foreign minister to encourage a new round of diplomatic talks.

Turkey announced that it would not take action against Turkish citizens accused of smuggling missile components into Iran. Iran's ambassador to India complained that the US is blocking strong Iran-India cooperation. The Iranian opposition criticized the government three days ahead of the 32nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

Afghan peace council requests release of Gitmo detainee

The Afghan High Peace Council has requested the release of Khairullah Khairkhwa, a top Taliban official, from Guantanamo. Khairkhwa, who was detained in early 2002, was the governor of Herat province during the Taliban's reign. He was also allegedly involved in drug trafficking, had ties to senior al Qaeda leaders, and admittedly set up security for meetings between the Taliban and Iran.

President Ahmadinejad announced the launch of several new satellites. Iran's opposition leaders take inspiration from protests in Egypt. An Iranian court set a sentencing date for imprisoned Americans.