Reuters: Oil rebounded on Friday as worries over Iran's nuclear row with the West resurfaced, after prices slumped to the lowest level in nearly two months on healthy fuel stocks in top consumer the United States.
FOX News: Iran has been attempting to rearm the Lebanon-based terror network Hezbollah since the U.N.-backed cease-fire between Hezbollah and Israel took hold earlier this week, two U.S. officials told FOX News on Thursday.
The Guardian: Turkey and Iran have dispatched tanks, artillery and thousands of troops to their frontiers with Iraq during the past few weeks in what appears to be a coordinated effort to disrupt the activities of Kurdish rebel bases. Scores of Kurds have fled their homes in the northern frontier region after four days of shelling by the Iranian army.
New York Times: A senior Bush administration official said Thursday that he anticipated that the United Nations would move rapidly in September to impose sanctions on Iran if it refused to halt uranium enrichment, a process central to building nuclear weapons.
AFP: Turkey has grounded two Syria-bound Iranian planes over the past month to search for weapons following Israeli intelligence that Iran is supplying rockets to Hezbollah, officials and media reports said Thursday.
AFP: The United States will move quickly for UN Security Council action on sanctions against Iran if Tehran refuses to halt uranium enrichment by the end of the month, a senior State Deparment official said Thursday.
AFP: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed Thursday to stand by the country's nuclear work, insisting the UN Security Council cannot deprive Iran of its "rights", state news agency IRNA reported.
AFP: Iran's ambassador to Paris reaffirmed Thursday that international calls for his country to halt uranium enrichment were "not acceptable", after Tehran said it would be prepared to discuss a freeze.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 17 Dozens of Iranian Kurds have been arrested over the past few days in the course of a new crackdown by Irans State Security Forces (SSF) on political activists in the western province of Kurdistan, according to a local rights group.
Iran Focus: London, Aug. 17 The relatives of a political prisoner who recently died while on hunger strike in one of Irans notorious jails have blamed the countrys clerical rulers for their sons death.
New York Times: Iraqi security forces and British troops fought Shiite militias and tribesmen in two major cities south of Baghdad on Wednesday in sustained battles that left two policemen and a dozen militiamen dead. The violence underscored the tenuous grip the Iraqi government maintains even in regions not under the sway of Sunni Arab insurgents.
Reuters: At the exhibition entrance, a poster shows a helmet with the Star of David lying on top of others carrying a Nazi Swastika. Inside, the Statue of Liberty is pictured holding a Holocaust book while giving a Nazi salute.
North Khorasan Province, Iran. May 22, 2018, the Nationwide Strike of Heavy Truck Drivers
Yazd, Iran. May 22, 2018, the Nationwide Strike of Heavy Truck Drivers
Bandar Abbas, Iran. May 22, 2018, the Nationwide Strike of Heavy Truck Drivers
Pasargadae, Iran. May 22, 2018, the Nationwide Strike of Heavy Truck Drivers
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