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  • A Syrian gunman shoots into the air Aug. 9, 2012, during the funeral of Free Syrian Army fighter Husain Al-Ali, 29, in the town of Marea on the outskirts of Aleppo city, Syria. The fighter was killed during clashes in Aleppo. (Associated Press)

    New U.S. sanctions on the Assad regime, Hezbollah

    The Obama administration set new, largely symbolic, sanctions Friday on Syria's state-run oil company and the Hezbollah militant group, moves designed to underscore Iran's key role in propping up the Syrian regime over the span of its civil war.

  • Syrians on motorcycles look at the rubble of a destroyed house after it was hit by an airstrike that killed six people in the town of Tal Rifat, on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    Clashes rage in Syrian rebel bastions in Aleppo

    Clashes between government troops and rebels raged Thursday in opposition bastions of the besieged city of Aleppo as President Bashar Assad's key state backer, Iran, prepared to host a gathering of allies for talks on how to end the conflict.

  • Illustration Radical Iran by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    KAHLILI: Iran's radical rulers close in on the bomb

    Iran continues unabated with its illicit nuclear and missile programs despite a decade of negotiations, being targeted by cyberwarfare and recent harsh sanctions on the Iranian Central Bank and oil industry piled on top of earlier, crippling sanctions.

  • Tehran hosts rival talks on Syrian war

    Iran, the strongest ally of embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad, hosted a gathering of countries for talks on how to end the civil war in Syria, as clashes between government troops and rebels raged Thursday in opposition bastions of besieged Aleppo.

  • Security firm: New computer virus prowling Mideast

    A new computer virus tied to some of the most sophisticated cyberweapons thus-far discovered has been found circulating in the Middle East, a Moscow-based computer security company said Thursday. If a link were confirmed, the find would expand the electronic arsenal reportedly deployed by the U.S. and Israel against their rivals in the region.

  • Syrian refugees rest as they cross the border by the Iraqi town of Qaim on Tuesday. In Baghdad, at least 22,300 Iraqis who had fled to Syria several years ago have streamed home in the past three weeks. (Associated Press)

    Hundreds of Syrian refugees cross Turkish border

    More than 1,300 Syrians fled to Turkey overnight to escape the civil war, as rebels tried to expand their hold inside Syria's largest city despite two weeks of withering counterattacks by President Bashar Assad's troops.

  • A Free Syria Army fighter waves Aug. 6, 2012, from the top of a destroyed army tank in the town of Anadan on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria. (Associated Press)

    Syria's Assad returns to public eye with ally Iran

    Syrian President Bashar Assad made his first appearance on state TV in nearly three weeks Tuesday in a show of solidarity with a senior Iranian envoy even as the U.S. secretary of state urged stepped up international planning for the regime's collapse.

  • N.Y. accuses British bank of laundering money for Iran

    Standard Chartered PLC saw $9.1 billion wiped off its market value Tuesday after the New York state regulator accused the British bank of being involved in laundering money for Iran, dealing a further blow to the City of London's reputation as a financial center.

  • White House spokesman Jay Carney speaks Aug. 6, 2012, during his daily news conference at the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Carney: GOP criticism of Plouffe's $100K speaking fee purely 'political'

    The White House is brushing aside a report that one of President Obama's top aides and a key member of his inner circle was paid $100,000 in speaking fees from an affiliate with a company doing business with Iran's government.

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