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War Drills Sparks Rumor Mill, Sends Crude Sky High

In what was probably Iran's response to growing threats made against its sovereignty, and a possible show of strength, the Middle Eastern country announced it is planning war drills to practice closing off the Strait of Hormuz -- one of the world's main oil arteries.

China's Nuclear Arsenal 'Many Times Larger' Than Previously Thought: Report [VIDEO]

A group of students at Georgetown University started this as a homework project, but after analyzing China's huge network of tunnels for storing missiles for as long as three years under their professor, a former top Pentagon official, they made the conclusion that China's nuclear arsenal may be many times larger than previously estimated.

Deadly Bombings in Baghdad Kill At Least 15

A series of bomb blasts in and around Baghdad killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 20 on Saturday. Eight of the fatalities were in the commercial Bab al-Sharqi shopping district in central part of the city, where three explosions were recorded.

'Control Room' Director Arrested in Egypt Protest

Jehane Noujaim -- director of Control Room, a 2004 documentary about Arabic-language news network Al Jazeera -- was arrested and later released after participating in a protest in Egypt, according to multiple reports on Twitter.

Gaddafi's son captured, scared and without a fight

Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam has been captured in Libya's southern desert, scared and with only a handful of supporters, by fighters who vow to hold him in the mountain town of Zintan until there is a government to hand him over to.