The impoverished country's battles against Shiite rebels and a growing Al Qaeda threat have heightened tensions between Sunni and Shiite neighbors in the region.
Authorities threaten to remove girl from parents' custody if she tries to break world record for youngest circumnavigation of globe.
Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran's most powerful man, says he's not convinced by show trials that June election protesters are tools of foreign powers.
All sides have promised to meet again. Israeli settlements and a belligerent Iran remain the biggest stumbling blocks.
It will increase its number of bomb disposal teams by half. It is also upping its order of bomb-resistant troop carriers, called M-ATVs.
The estimate, released Tuesday, draws on analysis of how viruses operate, as well as their history. But it's a 'possibility' not a prediction, experts caution.
We can control costs without rationing care or making people buy insurance.