The New York Times
By WILLIAM YONG
TEHRAN Iran has transferred assets out of European banks in its latest effort to defend itself against the effects of sanctions that are part of what Iranian officials have called an economic war against the country by the United States and other Western countries.
BAGHDAD, Aug 26 (Reuters) The new U.S. ambassador to Iraq said on Thursday he believed groups backed by Iran were responsible for a quarter of U.S. casualties in the Iraq war but that Tehran was not as influential in Iraq as thought.
By Brian Winter
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 12 (Reuters) - For sunbathers on Rio's famed Ipanema Beach last weekend, the sight was about as odd as an oncoming snowstorm."Respect life, Ahmadinejad!" read a banner trailing from an airplane flying above the shore.