Iran has arrested 30 people for allegedly waging an organized, U.S.-backed cyber war against the nation, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported Saturday.
A State Department spokesman declined to comment on the report Saturday night.
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia on Sunday morning,Β the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
There were no immediate reports of injuries, deaths, or damage in the island nation.
The quake struck at 9:57 a.m.Β (7:57 p.m. ET Saturday).Β The epicenter was 285 kilometers (180 miles) southeast of Ternate, on Indonesia's Moluccas island group, and 2,415 kilometers (1,500 miles) east of
Jakarta, the nation's capital, at a depth of 52.4 kilometers (32.6 miles).
No tsunami warning was issued.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has extended the closure of the West Bank, scheduled to end Saturday night, for three more days, Israeli officials said Saturday.
The closure began at midnight Thursday and will be lifted at midnight Tuesday "following additional situation assessments adopted by the defense establishment," the Israel Defense Forces said Saturday.
[Update: 10:04 p.m.] A Colorado woman who the Wall Street Journal said was arrested as part of an investigation into a conspiracy to commit murder was released from custody Saturday, Irish police said.
Sgt. Declan Obyrne told CNN that Jamie Paulin-Ramirez was released from Thomastown Garda Police Station on Saturday afternoon. Obyrne said Paulin-Ramirez has not been charged and that she is not out on bail.
[Posted: 6:14 p.m.] A 31-year-old Colorado mother is being detained in Ireland after being arrested as part of an investigation into a conspiracy to commit murder, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the case.
Jamie Paulin-Ramirez of Leadville is being detained in connection with the investigation into an alleged plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist who poked fun at the Muslim prophet, Mohammad, the newspaper reported.
She would be the second American woman to be linked to the alleged murder plot in Sweden.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, is calling for a federal probe into the system of background checks for employees at nuclear plants after hearing that a suspected al Qaeda member from New Jersey worked at five such sites.
The FBI said earlier this week that it is investigating Sharif Mobley, a 26-year-old from Buena, New Jersey, as a suspected member of al Qaeda. He worked at nuclear plants operated by PSEG Nuclear for different contractors from 2002 to 2008, doing routine labor such as carrying supplies and assisting with maintenance activities, the companyΒ said Thursday.
A moderate 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck Saturday off the coast of Indonesia's Nias Island, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
A Nigerian Air Force G22 aircraft carrying more than 30 National Emergency Management Agency workers crashed Friday at Port Harcourt International Airport during a mock rescue exercise, injuring two people, police said.
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's alliance led partial preliminary election results Saturday in Baghdad, where the most parliamentary seats are up for grabs, according to the electoral commission.