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3 police officers killed in bombing in Bahraini village

3 police officers killed in bombing in Bahraini village

MANAMA, Bahrain, March 4 (UPI) -- The government of Bahrain has rounded up 25 suspects in a bombing that killed three police officers, the interior minister announced Tuesday.

Heavy snowfall leaves 500,000 without power, water in northern Iran

TEHRAN, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Some 480,000 residents of northern Iran are without power or water after the region received the heaviest snowfall in 50 years, officials say.

Financing death: Iran's 'War on Drugs'

LONDON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Last year I wrote an op-ed on Iran's bloody "war on drugs," which has led to hundreds of executions and sent thousands to death row.
MOSA ZAHED, UPI Outside View Commentator
Iranian fund should compensate, not create more, victims

Iranian fund should compensate, not create more, victims

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- On Feb. 1, the memory of the deaths of 241 U.S. personnel killed in 1983 in Beirut bombing will be dealt a slap in the face by the Obama administration.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Bomb kills 3 Iranian Revolutionary Guards

Bomb kills 3 Iranian Revolutionary Guards

TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Three members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps were killed by a roadside bomb Wednesday morning in southeast Iran, officials said.
Russia says Iran should attend Syria peace talks

Russia says Iran should attend Syria peace talks

Dec. 11 (UPI) --Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday that Russia supports Iran's participation in the Geneva II peace talks on Syria.
Justin Salhani

Hezbollah makes big gains in Syrian war offensive

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The Syrian regime has made some initial gains in its swelling offensive in the strategic Qalamoun Mountain region that runs from Damascus westward to the border with Lebanon, which means there are probably going to be more suicide bombings in Lebanon like Tuesday's deadly jihadist attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut.
Iran claims it's reverse-engineered 'captured' U.S. spy drone

Iran claims it's reverse-engineered 'captured' U.S. spy drone

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps reportedly gave Russia an unmanned aerial vehicle it claims is a copy of a U.S. Navy ScanEagle allegedly reverse-engineered from a craft they claimed to have captured in December.

Syria's civil war foes line up for the next big battle

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The next big battle shaping up in Syria's civil war will be for control of the Qalamoun Mountains in the west of the country.

Israel's spies lag in shadow war with Iran

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Israel's security services claim they've arrested an Iranian spy, allegedly the first planted by the Revolutionary Guards' elite al-Quds Force rather than the Islamic Republic's intelligence service.

Time for scholars to examine Iranian opposition

BALTIMORE, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The P5+1 nuclear negotiations in Geneva this week have the world asking whether there isn't a better way to address the Iranian nuclear problem.
IVAN SASCHA SHEEHAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Mosques -- Smiling dens of iniquity?

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- It is appropriate to apply an old biblical term "den of iniquity" to mosques as the New York City Police Department has been doing for some Islamic centers.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Iran: Removing nuclear material is 'red line'

GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Iran will not yield to a Western demand it rid itself of enriched nuclear material but will assure the West it's not making atomic weapons, a top official said.
Iran arrests 17 partygoers; calls them 'homosexuals and Satanists'

Iran arrests 17 partygoers; calls them 'homosexuals and Satanists'

TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Iran's Revolutionary Guard arrested at least 17 people for being part of "a network of homosexuals and Satanists," security officials said.
Report: Iran trained more than 30,000 Hezbollah fighters

Report: Iran trained more than 30,000 Hezbollah fighters

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Iran's Revolutionary Guards have trained more than 30,000 Hezbollah fighters in Iran and Lebanon since the 1980s, Lebanese officials said.

Iran said ready to propose nuclear-program curbs

GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Iran plans to offer to stop making near-weapons-grade nuclear fuel, a key U.S. demand, when it meets with world powers, diplomatic officials said.
U.S.: Iran orders Iraqi militants to hit U.S. Embassy if Syria is hit

U.S.: Iran orders Iraqi militants to hit U.S. Embassy if Syria is hit

TEHRAN, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- An intercepted order from Iran instructs militants in Iraq to hit the U.S. Embassy and other interests if a military strike on Syria occurs, U.S. officials said.

Surprising Israel

PHILADELPHIA, July 23 (UPI) -- The chaos gripping the Middle East, especially Syria, Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, is leading to a surprising turnabout for many powers, in and outside of the region.
JONATHAN ADELMAN and ASAF ROMIROWSKY, UPI Outside View Commentators
Rouhani's election

Rouhani's election

HERNDON, Va., July 2 (UPI) -- Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani is likely to take nuclear discussions “back to the past.”
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Polls open as six vie to become Iran's next president

Polls open as six vie to become Iran's next president

TEHRAN, June 14 (UPI) -- As millions of Iranians cast ballots in the country's presidential election, one candidate has been reaching out to reformists in recent days.

Syria: Hezbollah triumphs, but loses veterans

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 30 (UPI) -- Hezbollah played a key role in defeating Syrian rebels in Qusair but the Iranian-backed Shiite movement reportedly lost many battle-seasoned veterans.

Report: U.S. asks Israel not to respond to drone launch

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 27 (UPI) -- 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.

U.S. blacklists Iranian alleged to launder billions, evade sanctions

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- The United States blacklisted an Iranian executive and a network of companies Washington said laundered money to evade sanctions over Iran's nuclear program.

Israeli navy seeks gas field defense force

HAIFA, Israel, April 2 (UPI) -- Israel's navy is assembling a force of warships to protect the country's natural gas fields in the Mediterranean.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 23, 2013.
By United Press International
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