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US calls on Iran to release detained Americans (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 08 Jun 2007 03:38:43 GMT

The US State Department on Thursday called on Iran to release all US citizens it is holding, one day after two of the detainees, both US-Iranians, were charged with espionage.

UN head shocked at Iran's Israel comment (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 08 Jun 2007 02:11:44 GMT

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was "shocked and dismayed" at a report that Iran's hard-line president said the world would soon witness the destruction of Israel, the United Nations said Thursday.

Navy works to keep lines open to Iran (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 07 Jun 2007 18:29:23 GMT

Even as Iran and the U.S. face off bitterly, Navy commanders in the Persian Gulf are working quietly to keep communications open with Iran's military, hoping the contact will avert an accidental stumble into armed confrontation.

Is Iran a Terror Threat in the U.S.? (Time Magazine)
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Thu, 07 Jun 2007 18:21:16 GMT

Evidence of ties to the JFK terror plot is thin. But it's not hard to believe, says Robert Baer, that Iran is eyeing American targets

Iran: Probe of Missing FBI Agent Yields No Results (Washington Post)
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Thu, 07 Jun 2007 17:35:44 GMT

Three months after former FBI agent Robert A. Levinson disappeared on Iran's Kish Island, Iran has told the State Department that its investigation into his whereabouts has produced no information, senior State Department officials said today.

Iran releases 3 Finns seized in Persian Gulf (USA Today)
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Thu, 07 Jun 2007 17:23:55 GMT

Iran has released three Finnish men it seized as they fished near a disputed Persian Gulf island, Iranian and Finnish officials said Thursday. The three men working for Nokia Siemens Networks in the United Arab Emirates were on a weekend jaunt near the island of Abu Musa when their boat "mistakenly navigated into Iranian waters," said Barry French, a spokesman for the Finnish-German telecom ...

12 killed in Oman as cyclone targets Iran (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 07 Jun 2007 16:38:32 GMT

Cyclone Gonu killed at least 15 people in Oman and neighbouring Iran, officials said on Thursday, as driving rain and pounding winds in the fiercest storm to hit the Gulf for 30 years halted oil exports.

Cyclone Gonu hammers Oman, heads for Iran (USA Today)
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Thu, 07 Jun 2007 14:41:51 GMT

A weakened Cyclone Gonu battered Oman's capital Wednesday with fierce winds and torrential rains, flooding streets, disrupting oil exports, shutting down air service and forcing thousands from their homes. Oil traders tracked the course of the storm as it veered north toward Iran and the Strait of Hormuz the world's most important crude oil tanker route.

Iran Seeks to Undermine U.S. Energy Plan for Europe (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
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Thu, 07 Jun 2007 22:10:44 GMT

June 7 (Bloomberg) -- Iran plans to import more oil and gas from Central Asia as it seeks to undermine a U.S.-backed project to build pipelines from the Caspian Sea to Europe.

Iran expels 100,000 Afghan migrants (UPI)
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Thu, 07 Jun 2007 21:49:44 GMT

Iran has expelled nearly 100,000 migrants from Afghanistan and 900,000 more may be deported by spring because Tehran says Iranian jobs must be protected. Afghan government resources are strained and reports have surfaced that some of the deportees have be