Bahraini security chief accuses Iran

MANAMA, Bahrain, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The head of security in Bahrain accused the Iranian Revolutionary Guard of masterminding terror plots to attack public officials and military sites.

Lifting the veil: Mideast's covert ops

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- 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.

Iran said to train militias in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- 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.

Panetta: U.S. responds to Iran arms flow

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- 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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McCain: Not sure about voting for Hagel

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- 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.
Syrian government, rebels conduct massive prisoner exchange

Syrian government, rebels conduct massive prisoner exchange

DAMASCUS, Syria, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Government and rebel leaders conducted a prisoner swap Wednesday in several cities across war-ravaged Syria, including Damascus and Homs, officials said.

Iran holds naval drills

TEHRAN, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Iranian marine forces began a four-day naval exercise aimed at "improving the different units of [Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps] Navy," officials said.
Arab Spring presents new terror challenges

Arab Spring presents new terror challenges

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Washington sees a resurgence of state support for terrorist groups amid the changing political landscape of the Middle East, an official said.

Iran says it's producing ScanEagle drone

TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- An Iranian commander announced Monday that the military is producing the same model of drone allegedly captured from the U.S. military.

Tehran denies ties to Karroubi raids

TEHRAN, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Violence at the home of Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi was the act of militant individuals, a statement from the Revolutionary Guard Corps read.
Iran gives Guard more control over banks

Iran gives Guard more control over banks

TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A decision to grant Iran's Revolutionary Guards more control over the country's banking and telecommunications system has met with opposition, al-Arabiya said.

Sanctions benefit IRGC, Karroubi says

TEHRAN, July 12 (UPI) -- The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is profiting from U.S. and international sanctions on Iran, opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi said.
Treasury announces new Iran sanctions

Treasury announces new Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Treasury Department Wednesday announced new sanctions against Iran, targeting Tehran's nuclear and missile programs.

Iran tests missiles in war games

TEHRAN, April 25 (UPI) -- Iran launched missiles in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz Sunday as part of its military drills, state television reported.
U.S. sanctions target Iran Guard Corps

U.S. sanctions target Iran Guard Corps

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Treasury Department said Wednesday it has targeted Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps for new economic sanctions.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard gains power

TEHRAN, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The transfer of wealth, power and influence to Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps is accelerating in the wake of last year's mass demonstrations, analysts say.
Iraq VP seeks regional anti-terror effort

Iraq VP seeks regional anti-terror effort

BAGHDAD, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Iraqi Vice President Adel al-Abdulmahdi urged the country's neighbors Wednesday to coordinate efforts to combat terrorism, and establish peace and security.

Bomber kills Revolutionary Guard members

SARBAAZ, Iran, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A suicide bomber targeted Iran's military elite Sunday in an attack that killed six Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commanders and 36 others.

Sources say Britons held in Iran

LONDON, April 27 (UPI) -- Five British hostages abducted in Iraq nearly a year ago are being held inside Iran by the Revolutionary Guards, sources say.

Iranian ships 'provoke' U.S. Navy

MANAMA, Bahrain, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Kevin Cosgriff said Monday five Iranian boats threatened three U.S. ships navigating the Strait of Hormuz.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard builds empire

TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Iran's Revolutionary Guard has built an economic empire that now oversees everything from dentistry to travel to huge building projects, it was reported.

Elite Iranian group to get U.S. terror tag

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard Corps will be designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. government and subject to financial sanctions.

U.S.: Iran helped plan Karbala attack

BAGHDAD, July 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. military on Monday accused Iran of helping to plan a January raid in Karbala, Iraq, that killed five U.S. soldiers.

Man hanged in public in Iran for bombing

TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A man was hanged in public in Iran Monday after the Islamic Revolutionary Court convicted him on charges of bombing a Revolutionary Guard bus last week.
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