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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

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.
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