Iran upholds sentence to amputate fingers of 3 teens convicted of stealing

Amputation is legal in Iran based on the Sharia law, which enables "amputation of the full length of four fingers of the right hand of the thief in such a manner that the thumb and palm of the hand remain" -- although it remains relatively rare, with the death penalty the more common sentence.

US accuses Iran of 'dangerous' harassment of US warships

In a written statement, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain says 11 vessels of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps maneuvered near the U.S. vessels while they were operating with U.S. Army Apache attack helicopters in international waters.