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Saudis: Iran Sought 'Murder, Mayhem'

Saudi Arabia has accused Iran of seeking international influence through "murder and mayhem," after the U.S. revealed an alleged plot by elements of the Iranian government to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Washington.

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said Thursday while on a trip to Austria that Saudi Arabia is working on a "measured response." He said his country would "not bow" to Iranian pressure and would hold Tehran accountable for any action taken against Saudi Arabia.

USS Cole Remembers 'Hero Sailors' Lost During 2000 Attack

Seventeen Sailors killed aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) when it was attacked by terrorists in the Yemeni port of Aden 11 years ago on this date were honored in a ceremony Oct. 12, 2011.

Saudi Arabia: Iran Must Pay for Alleged Plot

Saudi Arabia has vowed that Iran must “pay the price” for an alleged scheme to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States, as U.S. and British officials say they are discussing a push for a new round of sanctions against Tehran.

Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former ambassador to Washington, said Wednesday the burden of proof was “overwhelming” and “clearly shows official Iranian responsibility” for the plot.

The U.S. Justice Department has accused two Iranians of conspiring with elements of the Iranian government to kill the Saudi ambassador to Washington, Adel al-Jubeir.

Iran’s Secretive Quds Force Has Terror Links

Here is a timeline of major attacks allegedly supported through funds, arms or planning by Iran's Quds Force, the elite special operations unit of the Revolutionary Guards.

April 18, 1983: Suicide bombing of U.S. embassy bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, kills 63, including 17 Americans. U.S. blames militant group Hezbollah, funded by Iran and Syria, for the attack.

Al-Qaida Leader Urges Algerian Overthrow; Calls for an Islamic Libya

Al-Qaida's leader has called for Algerians to follow the example of others in the Middle East and overthrow their government, and urged Libyans to establish an Islamic state.

In a video message posted on Islamist websites Wednesday, Ayman al-Zawahiri told Algerians to look at Tunisia and Libya, where popular uprisings this year toppled longtime leaders.

The 13-minute message included warnings to Libya to beware of "Western plots" and a claim that NATO would force Libyans to give up their Islamic faith.

Nigerian Accused of Failed US Plane Attack Pleads Guilty

The Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up an American airliner with a bomb in his underwear has pleaded guilty to all charges against him.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab faces life in prison for the failed 2009 Christmas Day attack.

He pleaded guilty Wednesday to the eight charges against him, including conspiracy to commit terrorism, attempted murder and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction The plea came on the second day of testimony in his trial in Detroit, Michigan.

Italy Says US, British Forces Freed Italian Ship

Italy says U.S. and British forces have freed an Italian vessel that was hijacked off Somalia on Monday.

The MV Montecristo had been seized 1,000 kilometers off Somalia's eastern coast, carrying 23 crew members from Italy, Ukraine and India.

The Italian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that the ship was freed by units of the U.S. and British navies, operating under NATO's anti-piracy initiative Operation Shield.

Details on the operation were sketchy, but the ministry says the 11 pirates who hijacked the ship surrendered and were taken into custody.

3 UN Peacekeepers Killed in Darfur

The United Nations says gunmen have killed three U.N. peacekeepers at a refugee camp in Sudan's troubled Darfur region.

The U.N. Mission in Darfur says two soldiers and a police advisor died in the attack, which occurred Monday about 10 kilometers south of El Fasher in North Darfur.

It says another six peacekeepers were injured and one of the gunmen was killed.

The head of the U.N. Mission in Darfur, Ibrahim Gambari, condemned the attack. He said peacekeepers are working to bring security to the Zam Zam displaced-persons camp where the attack occurred.

NYC Trial for Accused 'Merchant of Death' Set to Start

The trial of a former Soviet military officer dubbed the "Merchant of Death" by his accusers is set to begin Tuesday in New York with jury selection.

The United States alleges Viktor Bout is one of the world's most prolific arms traffickers. He is charged with attempting to supply weapons to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, for use in killing Americans.

Bout denies the charge, saying he is just an ordinary businessman, and accuses the U.S. government of waging a well-orchestrated public relations campaign against him.