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London, 27 Aug - The main suspect in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a U.S. military base in Saudi Arabia has been captured after more than 19 years on the run, a Saudi-owned newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Asharq al-Awsat said Ahmed al-Mughassil, leader of the Iran-backed Hezbollah al-Hejaz who had been indicted by a US court for the attack that killed 19 U.S. service personnel and wounded almost 500 people, had been captured in the Lebanese capital Beirut and transferred to Riyadh.

London, 3 Aug – Renowned former New York district attorney Robert Morgenthau is urging the US Congress not to endorse a recent nuclear agreement between the major power powers and Iran, warning that the agreement does not require Iran to stop its funding of terrorism.

Morgenthau penned a piece for Reuters’ The Great Debate:

Forgotten flaw in Iran nuclear deal: It lets killers go free

London, 29 Jul - Bahrain's top officials are accusing Iran of providing the weaponry used Tuesday during a deadly terror attack that killed two policeman in Sitra.

On Tuesday morning, two policeman were killed and a third officer severely injured when a bomb exploded outside of a girls’ school in Sitra, an island village in the country, almost exclusively populated by Shiites. Five others sustained light to medium injuries, according to reports.

The bomb blast created a giant hole in the wall of the school, a witness told Reuters.

Iran Focus

Berlin, 25 Jul - German's domestic intelligence service has published a new report in which it says that Iran's Intelligence Ministry is actively spying in Germany, targeting primarily supporters of its main opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI), also known as the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), and the broader opposition coalition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

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