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Jan 12, 2012

Analysis – Iran nuclear sites may be beyond reach of “bunker bus

LONDON (Reuters) – With its nuclear program beset as never before by sanctions, sabotage and assassination, Iran must now make a new addition to its list of concerns: One of the biggest conventional bombs ever built.

Boeing’s 30,000-pound Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP), an ultra-large bunker buster for use on underground targets, with Iran routinely mentioned as its most likely intended destination, is a key element in the implicit U.S. threat to use force as a last report against Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

Jan 12, 2012

Iran nuclear sites may be beyond reach of “bunker busters”

LONDON (Reuters) – With its nuclear programme beset as never before by sanctions, sabotage and assassination, Iran must now make a new addition to its list of concerns: One of the biggest conventional bombs ever built.

Boeing’s 30,000-pound Massive Ordnance Penetrator, an ultra-large bunker buster for use on underground targets, with Iran routinely mentioned as its most likely intended destination, is a key element in the implicit U.S. threat to use force as a last resport against Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

Jan 10, 2012

Iran dissidents elated, wary on sanctions push

LONDON (Reuters) – From Los Angeles to Paris to Tehran, disparate opposition groups with little in common but an aversion to Iran’s clerical leaders are struggling to extract political gains from an escalation in Western sanctions.

Numerous dissidents have hailed Western agreement on tougher measures to compel the Islamic Republic to rein in its nuclear programme, but translating the upbeat mood into renewed opposition activity will not be easy, Iran experts say.

Jan 10, 2012

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LONDON (Reuters) – From Los Angeles to Paris to Tehran, disparate opposition groups with little in common but an aversion to Iran’s clerical leaders are struggling to extract political gains from an escalation in Western sanctions.

Numerous dissidents have hailed Western agreement on tougher measures to compel the Islamic Republic to rein in its nuclear programme, but translating the upbeat mood into renewed opposition activity will not be easy, Iran experts say.

Jan 9, 2012

Analysis – Iran dissidents elated, wary on sanctions push

LONDON (Reuters) – From Los Angeles to Paris to Tehran, disparate opposition groups with little in common but an aversion to Iran’s clerical leaders are struggling to extract political gains from an escalation in Western sanctions.

Numerous dissidents have hailed Western agreement on tougher measures to compel the Islamic Republic to rein in its nuclear programme, but translating the upbeat mood into renewed opposition activity will not be easy, Iran experts say.

Jan 9, 2012

Divided Iran dissidents elated, wary on sanctions push

LONDON (Reuters) – From Los Angeles to Paris to Tehran, disparate opposition groups with little in common but an aversion to Iran’s clerical leaders are struggling to extract political gains from an escalation in Western sanctions.

Numerous dissidents have hailed Western agreement on tougher measures to compel the Islamic Republic to rein in its nuclear programme, but translating the upbeat mood into renewed opposition activity will not be easy, Iran experts say.

Jan 9, 2012

Analysis: Divided Iran dissidents elated, wary on sanctions push

LONDON (Reuters) – From Los Angeles to Paris to Tehran, disparate opposition groups with little in common but an aversion to Iran’s clerical leaders are struggling to extract political gains from an escalation in Western sanctions.

Numerous dissidents have hailed Western agreement on tougher measures to compel the Islamic Republic to rein in its nuclear program, but translating the upbeat mood into renewed opposition activity will not be easy, Iran experts say.

Jan 5, 2012

Analysis: Iran sanctions push is test for West diplomacy

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A plunging rial. A ransacked embassy. A flurry of war games.

Evidence abounds of the unprecedented pressure on Iran wrought by a sharp escalation in sanctions intended to compel the Islamic Republic to rein in its nuclear program.

Dec 8, 2011
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Algerian Islamists hope for Arab Spring revival

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(Riot policemen prevent university students from marching during a demonstration in which they demand political change in Algiers May 2, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)

Algeria’s Islamists, in the political wilderness since their last attempt to win power dissolved into civil war, are now trying again, galvanized by the success of their brethren elsewhere in north Africa in the wake of the “Arab Spring”.

Dec 8, 2011

Insight: Algerian Islamists hope for “Arab Spring” revival

LONDON (Reuters) – Algeria’s Islamists, in the political wilderness since their last attempt to win power dissolved into civil war, are now trying again, galvanized by the success of their brethren elsewhere in north Africa in the wake of the “Arab Spring”.

Most Islamists in Algeria have been excluded from political life since the conflict, but in the past few months they have shown renewed signs of activity, much of it conducted from exile to dodge the attentions of the Algerian state.