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  • **FILE** House Foreign Affairs Chairman Rep. Ed Royce, California Republican, questions Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 23, 2013, about the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida Republican, listens at left. (Associated Press)

    House panel urges Obama to expand sanctions on Iran

    A key House panel pushed through legislation Wednesday calling on the Obama administration to significantly broaden U.S. sanctions on Iran, just as the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency released a report saying the Islamic republic's nuclear program had made measurable advances.


  • ** FILE ** Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flashes the victory sign as he attends the 12th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Cairo on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Iran moves forward with nuclear development

    Iran is moving forward with a contested uranium-enrichment program, a slap in the face to the West which has charged the nation with unlawful pursuit of nuclear weaponry.


  • In this picture released by the Iranian Students News Agency, men move the Epic drone, painted with the Iranian flag colors, during a ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, May 9, 2013. Iran's defense minister says Iran has built a new, radar-evading drone that can do surveillance and fire on enemy targets. (AP Photo/ISNA, Hemmat Khahi)

    Iran claims new air defense missile system

    Iran says it has new air defense missile technology that can take on low-flying craft, and it's in process of mass producing the system.


  • Report: Iran hangs 2 men convicted of spying for U.S., Israel

    Authorities have executed two men convicted of spying for Israel's Mossad and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Iran's state radio said.


  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    SOBHANI: Standing steadfast with Bahrain

    As Washington surveys the landscape of the Middle East in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, it becomes clear that the ensuing chaos resembles something closer to a long, harsh winter than a hopeful beginning.


  • Iran's educated, middle-class and part-time prostitute

    Intelligent and confident, Parisa, 23, is from what could be loosely termed a middle-class family and has a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from Islamic Azad University. On weekends, she sells her body for profit on the streets of North Tehran.


  • KELLNER: Religious persecution can mean political upheaval

    Rising persecution of minority religious communities in Pakistan, Iran and Syria — and other nations — is a serious threat to stability in those countries and their neighbors, a panel of specialists said at a Hudson Institute forum this week, showing how religious tensions can have larger political ramifications in hot spots around the world.


  • President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (left) is not on the ballot in June's election. He is shown with supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (center) and chief of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. (Associated Press)

    KAHLILI: Syrian crisis signals Iranian vulnerability

    Shortly after Israeli warplanes struck inside Syria to take out Iranian missiles intended for Hezbollah, Iranian Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi said, "The attack carried out by the Zionist regime will shorten this fake regime's life."


  • ** FILE ** Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flashes the victory sign as he attends the 12th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Cairo on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Sparks fly as Iran set to lead world disarmament conference

    Putting Iran in charge of the four-week U.N. Conference on Disarmament that kicks off on May 27 is "like putting Jack the Ripper in charge of a women's shelter," says Hillel Neuer, the head of the Geneva-based advocacy group U.N. Watch in a Ynet report.


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