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# assassination - Saturday 5 November, 2011

Two police officers charged over Bhutto assassination

Two further suspects – both police officers – have been charged in connection with the death of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

# assassination - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Iran denounces ambassador 'plot' as US "media and political show"

Iran says the accusations linking it to a plot targeting the Saudi ambassador in the US are “in no way compatible with legal logic”.

# assassination - Monday 17 October, 2011

Iranian leader denies diplomat assassination plot

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has suggested the US blamed Iran to divert attention from its own economic problems.

# assassination - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Iran 'tried to hire Mexican drug cartel to kill diplomat'

The Obama administration said it has foiled a plot by Iranian agents to blow up the Saudi ambassador to the US.

# assassination - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Six arrested as plot to assassinate Afghan president Hamid Karzai foiled

One of the men arrested was said to be a bodyguard of the Afghan president.

# assassination - Friday 29 July, 2011

Libyan military commander killed

Questions surround the death of Abdel Fattah Younis, who was killed yesterday.

# assassination - Monday 25 July, 2011

Iranian media denies slain man linked to nuclear program

Tehran had believed that one of the country’s leading nuclear physicists had been assassinated by the US and Israel – however it now says that this was a case of mistaken identity.

# assassination - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Irish man 'Lucky' convicted of Spanish bar shooting

Eric Wilson was found guilty of the murder of Daniel Smith last July.

# assassination - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Irish man 'Lucky' accused of Spanish bar shooting

Eric ‘Lucky’ Wilson denies murdering Daniel Smith in July last year.

# assassination - Thursday 3 March, 2011

Robert Kennedy killer denied parole - again

Sirhan Sirhan has always claimed he doesn’t remember the events of 5 June 1968 in which Senator Kennedy was shot dead; his lawyer says he may have been brainwashed.

# assassination - Wednesday 29 December, 2010

WikiLeaks cables show Dubai considered keeping Hamas assassination quiet

Authorities in Dubai debated releasing information over January 2009 killing, in which suspected agents used forged Irish passports.

# assassination - Wednesday 4 August, 2010

IRANIAN OFFICIALS have denied that the county’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was attacked by a grenade while on a visit to the western city of Hasmadan.

Newswires had reported the attack earlier this morning, but a spokesperson for Ahmadinejad said the explosion was from a “firecracker.”

“It was a firecracker, and a statement will be released soon,” the source told AFP.

Reports on a conservative website claimed that a hand grenade had exploded next to a vehicle carrying reporters accompanying the president in the western city of Hamedan.

President Ahmadinejad later delivered a live televised speech to locals gathered in a stadium, but he made no reference to the incident.

Returers have said Ahmadinejad – a populist hardliner – has accumulated enemies in conservative and reformist circles in the Islamic Republic as well as abroad.

During a speech in Tehran on Monday, Ahmadinejad said he believed he was the target of an assassination plot by Israel. “The stupid Zionists have hired mercenaries to assassinate me,” he said.

The oil market reacted calmly to the alleged attach with an analyst saying, “people are just waiting to see what this is about”.

Meanwhile the White House has rebuffed an offer by Ahmadinejad for a face-to-face debate on foreign policy with US President Obama.