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  • ABC via Associated Press
CIA Director Leon E. Panetta, on ABC's "This Week," expressed doubts that sanctions would deter Iran's nuclear ambitions.

    CIA director skeptical of Iran sanctions

    Targeted economic sanctions on Iran probably will not deter Tehran from seeking a nuclear capability, CIA chief Leon E. Panetta said Sunday.

  • **FILE** Palestinians in fishing boats decorated with Turkish and Palestinian flags hold a pro-Turkey demonstration in the sea off the shore of Gaza City on June 3, 2010. Israel on Thursday rejected calls from the United Nations and others for an international investigation of its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla but left the door open to foreign involvement. (Associated Press)

    Israel could lose a major Muslim ally in Turkey

    Israel stands to lose its main Muslim ally in the Middle East — Turkey — over a recent raid on a flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip in which nine pro-Palestinian activists were killed by Israeli forces, according to two senior Turkish officials.

  • Escorted by his bodyguards, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, flashes the victory sign to supporters as he arrives in the city of Shahr-e-Kord, 325 miles south of the capital Tehran during a provincial tour, Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Iran's president says Tehran supports a dialogue with the outside world but that world powers must first be punished for the latest round of U.N. sanctions imposed on Iran.(AP Photo/ISNA, Amir Kholousi)

    EU approves new sanctions on Iran

    European Union leaders on Thursday adopted a new set of sanctions against Iran in a further effort to stall its disputed nuclear program.

  • European Union OKs new curbs on Tehran

    The European Union on Thursday adopted new sanctions against Iran, the latest in a series of measures taken by the international community in an effort to halt the country's nuclear program.

  • Associated Press
Employees of the South Korean Ministry of Unification place masks on as part of a civil defense drill on Tuesday.

    S. Koreans conduct civil defense drill

    Air-raid sirens blared as hundreds of thousands of South Koreans donned gas masks on Tuesday in a nationwide civil defense drill, as Seoul's defense chief said North Korea has bolstered its military readiness amid tensions over the sinking of a South Korean warship.

  • House accuses Iran of genocide

    The House yesterday overwhelmingly approved a resolution demanding the U.N. Security Council press genocide charges against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for threatening the destruction of Israel.

  • House accuses Ahmadinejad of genocide


  • Iran uses fronts to avoid U.N. sanctions

    Iran is using newly created front companies in a bid to frustrate U.S. and United Nations sanctions on its suspect nuclear programs, according to records and information supplied by a leading Iranian exile dissident group.

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