February 22nd, 2012
02:37 PM ET

A shadow war from Bangkok to Baku

By Tim Lister

The video, shot by a bystander, is horrific.  A man lies on a Bangkok street, his legs severed below the knee. He is Saeid Moradi, a 28-year old Iranian, injured on February 14 as he tried to throw a device at police.

Minutes earlier, an explosion had rocked the house rented by Moradi and two other Iranians in the Sukhumvit Road area of the Thai capital. (Watch one of the suspects take Thai police to the scene of the explosion)

They left the house before being confronted by police. All three are now under arrest - one detained in neighboring Malaysia as he tried to board a plane for Tehran. FULL POST

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State Dept has no proof Iran behind recent attacks. But...
February 14th, 2012
02:17 PM ET

State Dept has no proof Iran behind recent attacks. But...

By Elise Labott
The Obama administration doesn't know for sure whether Tuesday's blasts in Thailand were the work of Iran or one of its proxies, but that's not stopping the State Department from drawing a link to an "uptick in violence" to Iran.

"We obviously condemn this attack," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Tuesday. Even as she noted the Thai authorities were investigating the incidents, she went on to draw a parallel between Tuesday's attacks in Bangkok and Monday's attacks against Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia, both of which are also under investigation. FULL POST