Shiite Iran and Sunni Al Qaeda have long had a hostile relationship. While state involvement appears unlikely, Tehran has less control over the country's far east.
Iran has repeatedly declared victory over Jundallah, the Sunni and Baluch group that claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed at least 39 Shiite worshipers today.
12/15/2010 01:44 pm
The attack in southeastern Iran came as Shiites commemorated Ashura, one of the most important holidays of the year for Shiites. At least 38 were killed and more than 50 were wounded.
12/15/2010 08:32 am
Israel's and Iran's go-it-alone ways are rooted in similar histories of being bullied.
08/30/2010 01:00 pm
The Kabul Conference’s final communiqué essentially puts an international stamp of approval on the Karzai government’s existing plans to have foreign troops out by 2014.
07/20/2010 11:28 am
Sunni militant group Jundallah claimed responsibility for the Iran mosque bombing that killed at least 27 people Thursday. Tehran blames the US and UK for a hand in the deadly suicide attacks.
07/16/2010 09:53 am
Iran said it arrested top Sunni militant Abdolmalek Rigi, who claimed responsibility for a number of terrorist attacks inside Iran. Tehran claims Mr. Rigi received US support.
02/23/2010 01:01 pm
A Sunni insurgent group, Jundallah, claimed responsibility for Sunday's attacks that killed six of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards and more than 20 others.
10/18/2009 01:00 am
The condemned were members of Jundallah, which claims to fight for the rights of Sunnis in majority-Shiite Iran. The government has accused the group of ties to Pakistan and the US.
07/14/2009 01:00 am