Former Iranian Premier Mohammed Mossadegh appears in October 1951. The CIA's overthrow of Mossadegh was a template for the agency's covert operations going forward. AP hide caption

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Declassified Documents Reveal CIA Role In 1953 Iranian Coup

The CIA's overthrow of Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh was a first for the agency and served as the template for covert operations across the globe.

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Last Flight Of Ethiopia-To-Israel Jewish Migration Program

After nearly 30 years, the program that brought thousands of Jews from Ethiopia to Israel has come to an end.

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