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  • (Associated Press)

    PNC official: Iran conducted cyberattack on bank

    A senior U.S. banking executive said Thursday that Iran was behind an ongoing series of massive cyberattacks that have targeted nine major U.S. banks in recent weeks by slowing or interrupting access to their websites.


  • Manssor Arbabsiar, 56, seen here in a booking photo, has admitted his role in a $1.5 million plot to kill Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi ambassador to the U.S., at a Washington restaurant by setting off explosives, according to U.S. officials. (Associated Press/U.S. Marshals Service)

    Man guilty in plot to kill Saudi ambassador

    Manssor Arbabsiar, a naturalized U.S. citizen, pleaded guilty in federal court in New York on Wednesday in a scheme by members of the Iranian government to recruit a Mexican drug cartel to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States by bombing a Washington, D.C., restaurant.


  • ** FILE ** In this Sept. 27, 2012, file photo, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, speaks at a news conference with U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, not pictured, at the Pentagon, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    Iran may hit U.S. with first cyberattack

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta's pointed warning that the United States will strike back against a cyberattack underscores the Obama administration's rising concern that Iran could be the first country to unleash cyberterrorism on America.


  • ** FILE ** Israeli soldiers conduct a military exercise in the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights, captured from neighboring Syria in the 1967 war, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. The exercise was Israel's largest snap drill in years as tensions with Iran over its nuclear program rise and civil war in neighboring Syria rages. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    U.S., Israel to conduct major air-defense exercise

    The United States and Israel are embarking on the largest exercise in their long military relationship against a backdrop of tension with Iran and sharp rhetoric in the American presidential election.


  • EU tightens sanctions to pressure Iran

    The European Union, concerned by what it called Iran's refusal to come clean on its suspected nuclear weapons program, imposed a new range of sanctions Monday intended to hit the country's treasury and increase pressure on its Islamic regime.


  • Cuban missile crisis beliefs endure after 50 years

    The world stood at the brink of Armageddon for 13 days in October 1962, when President John F. Kennedy drew a symbolic line in the Atlantic and warned of dire consequences if Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev dared to cross it.


  • ** FILE ** In this Sept. 27, 2012, file photo, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, speaks at a news conference with U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, not pictured, at the Pentagon, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    U.S.: Hackers in Iran responsible for cyberattacks

    U.S. authorities believe that Iranian-based hackers were responsible for cyberattacks that devastated Persian Gulf oil and gas companies, a former U.S. government official said. Just hours later, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the cyberthreat from Iran has grown, and he declared that the Pentagon is prepared to take action if American is threatened by a computer-based assault.


  • It’s Iran vs. West in cyber circling of wagons

    A glimpse into the shadow world of Iran's main spy agency is just a click away.


  • ** FILE ** A crowd at the State Department embraces Robert G. Anders, one of the six diplomats spirited out of Tehran in 1980 under the guise of a Hollywood crew member and with the help of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor (left). (The Associated Press)

    Tony Mendez, clandestine CIA hero of Ben Affleck’s 'Argo,' reveals the real story behind film smash

    The situation was dire. Unbearably tense. Three months after the late-1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran by Iranian revolutionaries, six American diplomats who had secretly escaped the compound were attempting to flee the country.


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