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Iran's currency, the rial, has lost 80 percent of its value in the last 10 months as a result of Western economic sanctions.

With the third and final presidential debate on Monday night focused on foreign policy, Iran once again took center stage. Read more»

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Three suspects in the killing of Hamas militant Mahmoud al-Mabhouh are shown in this surveillance photo.

On Jan. 20, senior Hamas operative Mahmoud Al Mabhouh was found dead in a Dubai hotel room. The world would not learn of his demise until nine days later. Israel's Mossad remains the prime suspect in what can only be described as a highly choreographed professional killing. Read more»