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  • Iran assassination plot: Four attacks that have been blamed on Iran

    Iran assassination plot: Four attacks that have been blamed on Iran

    For years, US officials have described Iran as the “most active” state sponsor of terror in the world. Many have been carried out by proxy forces, such as Lebanese Hezbollah, which was created by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard in 1982, so the exact nature of the role of the Islamic Republic, if any, often remains uncertain. Here’s a list of major terror attacks blamed on Iran in the past four decades.

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  • Iran assassination plot: Four attacks that have been blamed on Iran

    Iran assassination plot: Four attacks that have been blamed on Iran

    For years, US officials have described Iran as the “most active” state sponsor of terror in the world. Many have been carried out by proxy forces, such as Lebanese Hezbollah, which was created by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard in 1982, so the exact nature of the role of the Islamic Republic, if any, often remains uncertain. Here’s a list of major terror attacks blamed on Iran in the past four decades.

  • Assassination plot? Why Iran and Saudi Arabia are such bitter rivals

    Assassination plot? Why Iran and Saudi Arabia are such bitter rivals

    US authorities linked Iran to a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the US. Few contests have defined the modern Middle East like that between Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • Energy's checkered past and elusive future

    Editor's Blog Energy's checkered past and elusive future

    Every energy source is a Faustian bargain. We trade comfort and convenience for deforestation, soot, radioactive waste, oil spills. But perhaps the most unsettling resource we tapped to light our homes was the one that the petroleum age displaced: the slaughter of whales for their oil.

  • Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

    Journalist Kai Bird draws on memories of a childhood spent in the Middle East to shape this exploration of the region’s conflict.