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Defense attorneys claimed that Mr. Arbabsiar is mentally ill and want the judge to suppress statements he made to the FBI admitting his role in the $1.5 million plot, which, authorities say, was directed by Iran.

Bahrain hosts iftar

The first Jewish ambassador of an Arab nation hosted a Iftar dinner with Christians and Muslims to honor the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Ambassador Houda Nonoo’s guests at the dinner last week included Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, the Catholic archbishop of Washington.

“Events like this offer the opportunity for a compelling example of how honest dialogue can contribute to further understanding and reconciliation,” she said.

Mrs. Nonoo, who is also Bahrain’s first female ambassador to the United States, served as head of the Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society before King Hamid named her ambassador in 2008.

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James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...

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