July 17, 2012 Officials tell the newspaper that the U.S. is building a missile-defense radar station in Qatar and will hold its "biggest-ever minesweeping exercises in the Persian Gulf." Also, a second aircraft carrier is being sent to the region.
June 20, 2012 Sahar Sabet of Alpharetta, Ga., says that when she was in a local Apple store last week to buy an iPad and an iPhone, she was told by a clerk that he couldn't sell the company's products to her. He'd overheard her speaking Farsi.
June 1, 2012 Even after the existence of the Stuxnet virus was revealed, the administration kept to its plan to use cyberweapons against Iran, the newspaper reports. It accelerated an effort begun under President George W. Bush.
May 29, 2012 Word from the antivirus experts at Kaspersky Lab that "we've found what might be the most sophisticated cyber weapon yet unleashed," and that this Flame spyware is targeting Iran and some places in the Middle East, is getting lots of attention.
May 25, 2012 Tehran explained this happened because of technical reasons beyond its control.
May 24, 2012 Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program may not have made any obvious progress, but diplomats at least agreed to keep talking.
May 17, 2012 President Obama has said "all options are on the table." The U.S. ambassador to Israel said this week that military options are ready, if necessary, but that diplomacy is still the preferred solution.
April 18, 2012 An independent review of NPR's Mideast coverage by former foreign editor John Felton. Coverage focused on Iran's nuclear program and he found it to be generally accurate and fair. Some minor errors and a Robert Siegel interview with an Israeli ambassador were exceptions.
April 11, 2012 Forces loyal to President Bashar Assad continue to attack those who oppose the regime, activists say.
April 10, 2012 Iran isn't ready to cut off the Internet, its communications ministry says. Iranian officials are rebutting stories about the nation turning off access to the Internet — in part by suggesting that the original story, which came out April 1, was a hoax.
March 20, 2012 "I want the Iranian people to know that America seeks a dialogue to hear your views and understand your aspirations," he says in video marking Nowruz.
March 2, 2012 Obama told The Atlantic that he doesn't "bluff" as president of the U.S. when he says he's willing to use the military to stop Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon... Maryland became the eighth state to legalize gay marriage... Virginia approved a controversial anti-abortion bill requiring ultrasound which the governor says he will sign.
March 2, 2012 With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu due at the White House on Monday, President Obama has some pointed messages for Iran in an interview with The Atlantic.