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U.S. targets key Iran-based Al-Qaeda facilitator

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has announced the designation of "a key Iran-based al-Qa’ida facilitator who supports al-Qa’ida’s vital facilitation network in Iran, that operates there with the knowledge of Iranian authorities." "The network also uses Iran as a transit point for moving funding and foreign fighters through Turkey to support al-Qa’ida-affiliated elements in Syria, including the al-Nusrah Front."

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Iranian Revolutionary Guards reportedly training operatives to commit sabotage in Bahrain

INU - The chief prosecutor of Bahrain, Osama al-Oufi, announced on Friday that a Bahraini citizen residing in Iran has set up a terrorist group for acts of sabotage in the Gulf Kingdom.   

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Ali Larijani says Iranian regime will sacrifice itself for Hezbollah

NCRI - The head of the Iranian regime's parliament pledged on Friday that the regime "will be ready to sacrifice its life for the [Lebanese] Hezbollah."

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UN: Iraq violent death toll highest since 2008

By Sinan Salaheddin
AP - The United Nations said Wednesday that violence claimed the lives of 7,818 civilians in Iraq in 2013, the highest annual death toll in years.

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Egypt summons Iran's charge d'affaires over recent statements

CAIRO, Jan. 6 -- Egypt on Monday summoned Iranian charge d'affaires in Cairo Mojtaba Amani over Tehran's recent statements expressing concerns about Egypt's "security crackdown" on Islamist protesters, an official at the Egyptian Foreign Ministry told Xinhua.

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Bahrain says it seized Iranian, Syrian explosives

Dubai (AFP) — Bahraini authorities said Monday they have seized a boat smuggling explosives made in Iran and Syria into the Sunni-ruled kingdom, which quashed a Shiite-led uprising in 2011.

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