The United States has asked Israel to refrain from retaliation for a drone that was shot down over Haifa Bay, a western diplomat was quoted as saying.
The United States blacklisted an Iranian executive and a network of companies Washington said laundered money to evade sanctions over Iran's nuclear program.
Israel's navy is assembling a force of warships to protect the country's natural gas fields in the Mediterranean.
UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 23, 2013.
The head of security in Bahrain accused the Iranian Revolutionary Guard of masterminding terror plots to attack public officials and military sites.
The death of an Iranian general in Syria and the death in an Israeli prison of an Australian linked to Israel's intelligence exposed the shadow war in the Middle East.
Militias fighting for Syrian President Bashar Assad have a second goal of keeping Iran's influence in Syria if Assad falls, officials tell The Washington Post.
The United States is taking part in exercises in the Persian Gulf area intended to counter Iranian arms smuggling, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.
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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Sunday he's not sure if he'll vote for or against his friend, former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., to be the new defense secretary.