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  • U.S. Ambassador Says Iran Is Inciting Attacks Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 41 minutes ago
    Iran is pressing Shiite militias in Iraq to increase attacks in retaliation for the Israeli assault on Lebanon.

  • US calls on Syria, Iran to honor UN resolution on Lebanon Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 11 5:16 PM
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called on Iran and Syria to respect the terms of a resolution adopted by the UN Security Council in a bid to end a month of fighting between their ally Hezbollah and Israel.

  • Iran vows to rein in media in new morality clampdown Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 11 10:30 AM
    Iran's conservative Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Mohammad-Hossein Saffar-Harandi vowed to rein in the media as part of a new clampdown on "wicked manifestations in society."

  • Senators press China on Iran, N.Korea Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 11 3:36 AM
    A group of U.S. senators pressed China on its ties with North Korea and Iran, they said on Friday as they neared the end of a visit that covered Washington's often volatile trade and security links with the rising Asian power.

  • Iran Touts New Auto Plant in Belarus Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Finance - Aug 11 1:21 PM
    Iran's industry minister inaugurated a new assembly plant for Iranian-designed cars in Belarus on Friday, wrapping up a four-day visit to this ex-Soviet nation and pledging to further bolster ties.

  • Six die in helicopter crash near Iran's highest peak Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 11 2:34 AM
    Six Iranians were killed in a helicopter crash as they tried to resupply a mountaineers' hut on Iran's largest peak, the 5,670 metre (18,600 foot) Mount Damavand.

  • US calls on Syria, Iran to honour UN resolution on Lebanon Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - 41 minutes ago
    UNITED NATIONS - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called on Iran and Syria to respect the terms of a resolution adopted by the UN Security Council on Friday in a bid to end a month of fighting between their ally, Hezbollah, and Israel.

  • Iran tightens media laws Open this result in new window
    AME Info - 15 minutes ago
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has implemented a new law allowing the government to appoint jurors in cases involving the press, reported the AFP citing the Iran Daily.

  • Syria, Iran warned to honour UN plan Open this result in new window
    The Australian - Aug 11 5:44 PM
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called on Iran and Syria to respect the terms of a resolution adopted by the UN Security Council overnight in a bid to end a month of fighting between their ally, Hezbollah, and Israel.

  • Iran, IDBs fourth largest stockholder Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Aug 11 5:00 PM
    LONDON, August 12 (IranMania) - Iran has every right to utilize the new programs offered by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) noted the managing director of Irans Export Development Bank, MNA reported.

  • US Senators Press China on Missile Sales to Iran Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Aug 11 9:05 AM
    A group of U.S. senators visiting China to discuss trade and security have questioned Beijing about reports that missiles it sold to Iran ended up in the hands of the militant group Hezbollah in Lebanon.

  • IDB mulling $1.5 bln loan to Iran Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Aug 11 5:01 PM
    LONDON, August 12 (IranMania) - The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has agreed to consider granting a $1bln and 500 mln loan to Iran within the next three years, the Economy and Financial Affairs Ministry announced, according to MNA.

  • Iran's mobile phone subscribers to reach 15 mln Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Aug 11 4:45 PM
    LONDON, August 12 (IranMania) - The total number of the SIM cards in Iran will reach 15 mln by February 19, 2007, the head OF Mobile Communications Companys directorate said, MNA reported.

  • Bush, Blair should apologise to Iran: professor Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Aug 11 2:15 PM
    LONDON, August 12 (IranMania) - US President George W Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair should drop their confrontational policies and apologise to Iran to resolve the current stand-off over its nuclear programme, according to Professor Jean-Pierre Lehmann, IRNA reported.

  • Iran's FM in Turkey for talks on Mideast crisis Open this result in new window
    The Daily Star Lebannon - Aug 11 11:26 AM
    Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki arrived in Istanbul on Friday on a short visit to discuss the Middle East conflict with his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Mottaki told journalists at the airport "messages will be sent" on the crisis during his talks with the Turkish leaders, the Anatolia press agency reported.

  • Iran Participation Front selects new chief Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Aug 11 2:14 PM
    LONDON, August 12 (IranMania) - Members of the Central Council of Islamic Iran Participation Front selected Mohsen Mirdamadi as the new secretary general of this political party, IRNA reported.

  • West softens UN draft on Iran Open this result in new window
    Tiscali - Aug 11 1:58 PM
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Western powers watered down a draft U.N. Security Council on reining in Irans nuclear ambitions but still called on Tehran to suspend uranium-enrichment efforts that could be used to make a bomb.

  • Iran rejects 'illegal' nuclear demands Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 10 8:31 AM
    Iran has again rejected an end-of-the-month UN Security Council deadline to suspend sensitive nuclear fuel work saying it would not accept "illegal international obligations".

  • Iran: Tehran Protests U.S. Treatment Of Would-Be Visitors Open this result in new window
    Payvand Iran News - Aug 11 8:42 AM
    Iran is protesting the detention and fingerprinting of a group of Iranian academics and engineers when they tried to enter the United States to attend a scientific gathering. They all had valid entry visas and were bound for a northern Californian reunion organized by alumni of Tehran's prestigious Sharif University of Technology on August 4-6. Iranians living in the United States have expressed

  • Iran ships 82 tons in aid to Lebanon Open this result in new window
    Payvand Iran News - Aug 11 8:41 AM
    Since Israel waged all-out offensive against Lebanon, the Islamic Republic of Iran has donated 82 tons of humanitarian aid to the people of Lebanon, an Iranian official said. -IRNA

  • Bush, Blair should apologise to Iran: French professor Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Aug 11 8:55 AM
    Iran - Swiss Professor US President George W Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair should drop their confrontational policies and apologise to Iran to resolve the current stand-off over its nuclear programme, according to Professor Jean-Pierre Lehmann.

  • Times Get Tougher For NGOs in Iran Open this result in new window
    Payvand Iran News - Aug 11 8:42 AM
    Facing official restrictions on meaningful participation in political affairs, some Iranians have come to view nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) as a way to get involved and help themselves and others. But hard-liners associated with Iran's president have expressed misgivings about NGOs. -RFE

  • Iran's mobile phone subscribers to reach 15m by Feb. 2007 Open this result in new window
    Payvand Iran News - Aug 11 8:40 AM
    The total number of the SIM cards in Iran will reach 15 million by February 19, 2007, the head OF Mobile Communications Company's directorate said here on Friday. -MNA

  • Six killed in Iran helicopter crash Open this result in new window
    Sify News - Aug 11 12:12 PM
    Six people were killed when a cargo helicopter crashed in northern Iran on Friday, state-run television reported.

  • Iran urges foreign forces to leave Iraq after Najaf attack Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 10 7:31 AM
    Shiite Iran has called for foreign troops to leave war-torn Iraq following a deadly bombing near one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines in the southern city of Najaf.

  • Iran cinema booms as people crave smiles over style Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 11 12:43 PM
    International audiences have come to know Iranian cinema as a lyrical but slow-paced genre where horses slog through snowy Kurdish mountain passes and children spend two hours looking for a lost banknote.

  • Iran's FM arrives in Turkey for Middle East talks Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Aug 11 9:46 AM
    LONDON, August 11 (IranMania) - According to an AFP report, Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki arrived in Istanbul on Friday on a short visit to discuss the Middle East conflict with his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

  • Harry Shearer: Fantasy Assignment Desk: Who Was Watching Iran? Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Aug 11 4:03 AM
    EDINBURGH--This is a special moment. Emboldened as usual by failure, the neocon cohort is still cohesive and aggressive, not yet arrived at the necessity of organizing the circular firing squad to deal with the inevitable "who lost Iraq/Iran/Middle East" finger-pointing. So your assignment needs to be done now, before memories are made to fade and documents to disappear. We need solid,

  • Iran vows to rein in media in new clampdown Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Aug 11 9:46 AM
    LONDON, August 11 (IranMania) - Iran's conservative Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Mohammad-Hossein Saffar-Harandi vowed Friday to rein in the media as part of a new clampdown on "wicked manifestations in society", AFP reported.

  • Iran wants 'religious empire' in Middle East: Israel Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 10 5:44 AM
    Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres has urged the international community to prevent Iran from imposing a "religious empire" across the Middle East.

  • Iran, Italy FMs due in Egypt for Lebanon talks Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Aug 11 9:45 AM
    LONDON, August 11 (IranMania) - The foreign ministers of Iran and Italy are due in Cairo within the next few days for talks with Egyptian officials on the conflict in Lebanon, a diplomatic source said Friday, according to an AFP report.

  • Six people killed in Iran helicopter crash Open this result in new window
    Hindustan Times - Aug 11 6:46 AM
    Six people were killed when a cargo helicopter crashed in northern Iran early on Friday, state-run television reported. The pilots lost control of the helicopter, killing three of the passengers when they fell out of the aircraft while it was still flying, the report said.

  • Russia, Iran presidents discuss Middle East conflict on phone Open this result in new window
    Russian Information Agency Novosti - Aug 11 9:01 AM
    MOSCOW, August 11 (RIA Novosti) - The presidents of Russia and Iran discussed the situation in the Middle East in a telephone conversation Friday, the Kremlin press service said in a statement.

  • Mottaki: Iran, Turkey jointly concerned over Lebanon Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Aug 11 5:25 AM
    Iran - Turkey - Mottaki Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said in Istanbul, Turkey, on Friday that Iran and Turkey share a common concern on the ongoing developments in Lebanon.

  • 6 die in helicopter crash near Iran's highest peak Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Aug 11 9:47 AM
    LONDON, August 11 (IranMania) - Six Iranians were killed in a helicopter crash Friday as they tried to resupply a mountaineers' hut on Iran's largest peak, the 5,670 metre (18,600 foot) Mount Damavand, Iranian state radio reported.

  • Iran: Objections Arise Over U.S. Treatment Of Would-Be Visitors Open this result in new window
    Radio Free Europe: Radio Library - Aug 11 5:55 AM
    Iran is protesting the detention and fingerprinting of a group of Iranian academics and engineers when they tried to enter the United States to attend a scientific gathering. They all had valid entry visas and were bound for a northern Californian reunion organized by alumni of Tehran's prestigious Sharif University of Technology on August 4-6. Iran's Foreign Ministry has reportedly sent a

  • Iran's Foreign Minister arrives in Turkey Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Aug 11 5:25 AM
    Iran - Turkey - Mottaki Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki arrived in Istanbul, Turkey, on Friday to hold talks with Turkish officials.

  • CORRECTED: Iran says West dragging feet on Middle East truce Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 10 1:40 AM
    (Removes word "not" in paragraph to make clear the United Nations has passed a resolution in Iran)

  • Iran ships 82 tons in aid to Lebanon Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Aug 11 2:10 AM
    Iran - Lebanon - Aid Since Israel waged all-out offensive against Lebanon, the Islamic Republic of Iran has donated 82 tons of humanitarian aid to the people of Lebanon, an Iranian official said.

  • Analysis: In Iran, Times Get Tougher For NGOs Open this result in new window
    Radio Free Europe: Radio Library - Aug 11 2:25 AM
    Facing official restrictions on meaningful participation in political affairs, some Iranians have come to view nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) as a way to get involved and help themselves and others.But hard-liners associated with Iran's president have expressed misgivings about NGOs.

  • Statement by Minister MacKay on the Banning of the Center for Defense of Human Rights by Iran Open this result in new window
    Government of Canada News - Aug 11 7:04 AM
    The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, today made the following statement concerning the Center for Defense of Human Rights in Iran:

  • 'India will not be dictated on Iran' Open this result in new window
    Hindustan Times - Aug 10 10:48 PM
    With India unwilling to accept dictation from external powers, relations between India and Iran may cause policy differences between New Delhi and Washington, says a new Congressional study.

  • Nuke Iran Idea Dropped At Insistence of Chiefs Open this result in new window
    Scoop.co.nz - Aug 10 8:05 PM
    President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney abandoned a plan to include the possible use of a nuclear device to destroy Irans uranium-enrichment plant at Natanz because of Pentagon opposition, investigative reporter Seymour Hersh has said.

  • 'India will not be dictated on Iran' Open this result in new window
    New Kerala - Aug 10 9:45 PM
    By Arun Kumar, Washington, Aug 11: With India unwilling to accept dictation from external powers, India-Iran relations may cause policy differences between New Delhi and Washington but is unlikely to derail their own "global partnership", according to a new Congressional study.

  • Iran accuses U.S. of violating NPT on nuke issue Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Aug 10 6:40 PM
    Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Wednesday lashed out at the United States for violating Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) on Iran's disputed nuclear program, the local Fars news agency reported Thursday.

  • Iran becomes the latest player in prophecyChurch briefs Open this result in new window
    Rapid City Journal - Aug 10 10:47 PM
    The latest Mideast conflict adds to long-term tensions roused by the anti-Israel fulminations and nuclear ambitions of Irans President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

  • Iran will continue nuclear work "to the maximum scope:" ambassador Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Aug 10 5:25 PM
    Iran will continue its nuclear work "to the maximum scope" within the non-proliferation regime, but will give a reply to an international nuclear offer by Aug. 22 as announced, Iran's ambassador to Russia said on Thursday.

  • Iran likely to defy UN on nuclear package Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours, 48 minutes ago
    Diplomats say president will oppose concessions Hard line diverts attention from worsening economy

  • Canada protests Iranian ban on Nobel laureate's rights group Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 11 3:54 PM
    Canada said Iran's ban of a human rights group led by Iranian Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi was a violation of the group's rights and called for the order to be lifted.

  • The French Disconnection Open this result in new window
    Investor's Business Daily via Yahoo! News - Aug 11 4:00 PM
    The Crisis In Lebanon: The French betrayal of the U.S. in drafting a joint resolution on Lebanon and the statements of its foreign minister do not bode well. Especially when they claim Iran is a stabilizing force.

  • Boeing in Deal with Russians on Its 787 Dreamliner Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Aug 11 2:10 PM
    The Ural Mountain factory will likely fall under United States sanctions against companies that have exported military technology to Iran.

  • Bush 'believes conflict is a US-Iran proxy war' Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - 2 hours, 28 minutes ago
    Washington's foreign policy elite is engaged in a bitter tussle between "neoconservatives" and "realists" seeking to influence George W. Bush's stance on the Israel-Lebanon crisis. The neocons increasingly have the upper hand.

  • Iran filmmaker focuses on love not war Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 09 11:48 AM
    As Western leaders fret over Iran's nuclear ambitions and support of the Hezbollah militants in Lebanon, filmmaker Mani Haghighi offers a different take on his country with the story of four ordinary guys and one big rock.

  • Iran Iran suffer Karimi injury blow for AFC Asian Cup Open this result in new window
    FIFA - Aug 10 7:41 AM
    Iran will be without injured playmaker Ali Karimi for next week's AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Syria, the Asian Football Confederation said on Thursday.

  • A Message from Iran Open this result in new window
    Gay City News - Aug 10 3:07 PM
    The following statement was distributed on August 6 by the editors of MAHA, the clandestine gay zine in Iran. MAHA means we or us in Persian.

  • A Guide to the Iran Debate Open this result in new window
    Gay City News - Aug 10 3:06 PM
    During the last yearand particularly over the past four weeksGay City News has devoted substantial space and energies to the story of growing repression of gays, lesbians, and transgendered individuals in Iran. We have done so because we think that LGBT people everywhere have a special responsibility to understand and work to improve the lives of our brothers and sisters around the world, and

  • I Was Afraid To Speak Out About Iran Open this result in new window
    Gay City News - Aug 10 3:07 PM
    I have a confession to make regarding my attendance at the vigil held July 19 in front of the Iranian Embassy to the United Nations in Midtown, to protest the persecution of gay people in Iran by its totalitarian government.

  • Iran: Human Rights Defenders under attack- Amnesty International calls for the ban on leading independent human rights  Open this result in new window
    Payvand Iran News - Aug 10 8:56 AM
    Amnesty International is alarmed at the continuing erosion in the human rights situation in Iran, highlighted by the announcement that the Centre for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR, in Persian, Kanoon-e Modafean Hogooge Bashar), co-founded by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi, has been banned.

  • Six people killed in Iran's helicopter crash Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - 2 hours, 49 minutes ago
    An Iranian helicopter crashed early Friday in the northern province of Mazandaran, killing six people, state-run television and radio reported.

  • Iranian Leader Speaks To Mike Wallace Open this result in new window
    CBS News - 1 hour, 23 minutes ago
    Mike Wallace is back from Tehran, where he obtained an exclusive interview with Iran's outspoken president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The interview will air Sunday on 60 Minutes at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

  • Iran wants 'religious empire' in ME: Israel Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Aug 10 12:29 PM
    LONDON, August 10 (IranMania) - According to an AFP report, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres Thursday urged the international community to prevent Iran from imposing a "religious empire" across the Middle East.

  • Pentagon stopped Bush, Cheney nuking Iran Open this result in new window
    Middle East Times - Aug 10 7:38 AM
    WASHINGTON -- US President George W. Bush and his vice president abandoned a plan to include "the possible use of a nuclear device" to destroy Iran's uranium-enrichment plant at Natanz over Pentagon opposition, investigative reporter Seymour Hersh has said.

  • Iran is an important power in Middle East: Chirac Open this result in new window
    Payvand Iran News - Aug 10 8:56 AM
    French President Jacques Chirac said on Wednesday that Iran is an important power in the Middle East which should be consulted on resolving the Lebanon crisis. -Mehr

  • Iran, Azerbaijan willing to promote relations Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Aug 10 9:40 AM
    Azerbaijan Republic - Safari Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister and special envoy for Caspian Sea affairs, Mehdi Safari, here Thursday conferred with Azeri Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov on issues of mutual interest.

  • Iran wants religious empire in Middle East: Israel Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - Aug 10 8:48 AM
    PARIS - Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres on Thursday urged the international community to prevent Iran from imposing a religious empire across the Middle East.

  • Irans President Ahmadinejad, one year later Open this result in new window
    The Manila Times - Aug 10 7:49 AM
    LAST August a little-known mayor of Teheran became president of Iran. Populist Mah moud Ahmadinejad (BBC) ran on a platform of returning to the roots of the revolution, promising reforms and economic improvements for Irans downtrodden masses.

  • Austria to build high-speed rail in Iran Open this result in new window
    Payvand Iran News - Aug 10 8:55 AM
    Austrians are to assist Iran with construction of Gorgan-Mashhad high-speed rail and the final form of the proposal will be put on Roads and Transportation Ministry's desk by September 22, 2006 -Mehr

  • Iran, Azerbaijan keen to expand mutual ties Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Aug 10 7:58 AM
    Iran - Azerbaijan - Relations Iran's Ambassador to Azerbaijan Republic Afshar Soleymani said that Tehran-Baku relations in trade, science and industries sectors should expand.

  • Iran moves against Nobel winner Open this result in new window
    Sydney Morning Herald - Aug 11 8:30 AM
    AMID a new crackdown on human rights activists, the Iranian Government is trying to isolate one of the country's best-known lawyers, the Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi. -

  • Iran suffer Karimi injury blow for Asian Cup Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo!7 Sports - Aug 10 2:05 AM
    TOKYO, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Iran will be without injured playmaker Ali Karimi for next week's Asian Cup qualifier against Syria, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Thursday.

  • Iran to establish 7 more weather stations Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Aug 11 5:00 PM
    LONDON, August 12 (IranMania) - Construction of seven meteorological stations are underway in the country and the stations should come on stream by yearend (March 20, 2007) once the funds required for completion are supplied in timely manner, Meteorological Organization head said on the sidelines of a weather station inauguration ceremony in Markazi (Central) Province.

  • CORRECTED-Iran says West dragging feet on Mideast truce Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News - Aug 10 1:39 AM
    Removes word "not" to make clear the United Nations has passed a resolution on Iran. A corrected version follows. NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Western nations are dragging their feet over halting hostilities between Israel and Lebanon because war helps their goals in the region, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in ...

  • CBS' Wallace interviews Iran president Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 10 11:59 AM
    Twenty-seven years after a chilling sit-down with Ayatollah Khomeini that was one of Mike Wallace's most memorable, the CBS newsman snagged an interview this week with current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran.

  • President: Iran still interested in dialogue based on justness (Part one) Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Aug 10 6:03 AM
    Iran - India - Ahmadinejad President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted on Thursday as saying that Those who think only about bombs, war, and attacking others are the root cause of everything that is wrong in the world.

  • Iran-India-President /POL/ Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Aug 10 6:04 AM
    (Part two) Q: "Are there any circumstances if this approach of the U. S. and the Europeans continues, the approach, as you see it, of increasing pressure on you that Iran may one day decide to leave the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Is that at all a possibility?"

  • Bush's Fortitude on the Middle East Open this result in new window
    RealClearPolitics.com via Yahoo! News - Aug 11 5:30 AM
    The war now raging in Lebanon should not surprise anyone. For many years, Hezbollah, which is funded, equipped and ideologically supported by Iran and Syria, has made it crystal clear that its goal is to conquer Israel, expel its Jewish inhabitants, and place the entire land under Islamic rule.

  • 'Earth's Deep Breaths' to focus on Iran's culture Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Aug 11 4:44 PM
    LONDON, August 12 (IranMania) - Director Ali Akbar Valadbeigi plans to study Iranian culture from the Sassanid era to the first centuries of the Islamic era in his documentary The Earths Deep Breaths, MNA reported.

  • Iran seeks Turkey support on UN's ME decision Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Aug 11 2:15 PM
    LONDON, August 12 (IranMania) - According to AFP, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki called on Turkey's leaders to intercede with the Western powers to approve a UN Middle East resolution that is "balanced", diplomatic sources said.

  • Putin talks with Iran's Pres. about UN resolution Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Aug 11 2:15 PM
    LONDON, August 12 (IranMania) - According to an AFP report, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about Russia's proposal for a UN resolution on the crisis in Lebanon, which was criticized by the United States and Israel.

  • Iran's Nobel winner risks arrest Open this result in new window
    The Age - Aug 11 7:15 AM
    Amid a new crackdown on human rights activists, the Iranian Government is attempting to isolate one of the country's most high-profile lawyers, the Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi. -

  • After Lebanon, there's Iran Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Aug 09 1:00 AM
    When the war in Lebanon ends, the US will have to piece together a whole new strategy for dealing with Iran especially its nuclear program. The Israeli- Hizbullah war has boldly ratcheted up Iran's regional stature at the same time it has depleted US influence and prestige.

  • Iran: Activist's Return To Custody Sparks Concern Open this result in new window
    Payvand Iran News - Aug 11 8:42 AM
    Human rights advocates are expressing concern over the fate of a student activist who was rearrested and jailed about two weeks ago. Some reports suggest that Ahmad Batebi has launched a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment. -RFE

  • Iran condemns U.S. for revoking professors' visas Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Aug 10 2:56 AM
    Iran's Culture and Islamic Relations Organization lashed out at the United States Wednesday for revoking the visas of dozens of Iranian professors, Iranian local Fars News Agency reported.

  • Iran 'Officially' Charges Ex-Muslim with Drug Trafficking Open this result in new window
    Payvand Iran News - Aug 11 8:41 AM
    Seven years after Issa Motamedi Mojdehi converted from Islam to Christianity, Iranian secret police have jailed him for abandoning Islam but officially charged him with illegal drug trafficking. -Barbara G. Baker, Compass Direct News

  • Seven killed in copter crash in northern Iran Open this result in new window
    Payvand Iran News - Aug 11 8:40 AM
    Iranians were killed in a helicopter crash in Hashemabad, Amol, northern Mazandaran Province, at about 6 (0230 GMT) Friday morning. -MNA

  • Iran gas to match global prices: Ahmadinejad Open this result in new window
    Hindustan Times - Aug 10 2:55 AM
    The cost of natural gas Iran is offering to Pakistan and India "cannot be very far away from international prices", Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in comments published here on Thursday.

  • Iran gas to match global prices, says Ahmadinejad Open this result in new window
    Yahoo! India News - Aug 09 9:39 PM
    New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The cost of natural gas Iran is offering to Pakistan and India 'cannot be very far away from international prices', Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in comments published here Thursday.

  • Iran views UN resolution illegitimate, will give answer on Aug 22 Open this result in new window
    Itar-Tass - Aug 10 12:55 AM
    MOSCOW, August 10 (Itar-Tass) -Tehran views the latest UN Security Council resolution on Iran "unlawful" but will give an answer on August 22 anyway to the proposals on its nuclear program, Iranian Ambassador to Russia Gholamreza Ansari told Itar-Tass on Thursday.

  • It's time we get serious against Syria and Iran Open this result in new window
    The Cincinnati Enquirer - Aug 11 3:17 AM
    We are engaged in a world war, and it is vital that the leadership in this country grasp this reality. President Bush does. The loons on the left do not.

  • Tattoos go undercover with Iran`s youth Open this result in new window
    AngolaPress - Aug 10 3:32 AM
    TEHRAN, Iran, 08/10 - It`s an undercover movement - literally: Tattoos have become a fad among many young Iranian women who proudly display them in private but must keep them under wraps from authorities.

  • Iran government to name jurors in press cases Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 10 5:18 AM
    Hardline Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has begun implementing a new law giving the government the right to appoint the jurors in press cases, further tightening the authorities' control over the media, a report has said.

  • C-SPAN to Run '60 Minutes'" Entire Ahmadinejad Interview Open this result in new window
    TV Week - Aug 11 1:38 PM
    C-SPAN said today it would air Mike Wallace's entire 90-minute interview with Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday, a day after a segment of the interview airs on CBS News' "60 Minutes." C-SPAN said the Iranian president specifically asked CBS News to let the whole interview air.

  • CORRECTED-Iran says West dragging feet on Mideast truce Open this result in new window
    Tiscali - Aug 10 1:43 AM
    Removes word "not" to make clear the United Nations has passed a resolution on Iran. A corrected version follows.

  • Iran gas to match global prices: Ahmadinejad Open this result in new window
    The Times of India - Aug 09 9:56 PM
    The cost of natural gas Iran is offering to Pak and India 'cannot be very far away from international prices', Iranian President said.

  • U.S.: No sign Iran will comply with U.N. Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 08 8:37 PM
    With deadlines approaching, the State Department on Tuesday said it has seen no indications that Iran plans to comply with U.N. demands that it suspend enrichment of uranium, a key step in making nuclear weapons.

  • Militancy: Iran promises help Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - Aug 09 9:14 PM
    ISLAMABAD - Iran has promised to arrest any operatives of the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) on its territories, Interior Secretary Syed Kamal Shah told a Press conference here.

  • Media Watchdog Condemns Death Of Turkish Journalist In Iran Open this result in new window
    Radio Free Europe: Radio Library - Aug 11 5:55 AM
    PRAGUE, August 11, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) media watchdog is demanding that Iranian authorities shed light on the death of an ethnic Kurd Turkish journalist killed reportedly killed on July 24 in an operation against Kurdish militants.

  • Iranian dissident holds court at Hollywood party Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 10 7:03 PM
    Just months after being freed from nearly six years in Iran's feared Evin prison, Iran's most prominent dissident, Akbar Ganji, found himself guest of honor in a Hollywood producer's mansion.

  • Iran gov't allocates $55m for drought damages Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Aug 11 5:00 PM
    LONDON, August 12 (IranMania) - Iranian government allocated Rls 500 bln ($55 mln) for projects aimed at compensating for the drought-caused damages, the Management and Planning Organization (MPO) reported, according to MNA.

  • Iran: Unionist's release welcomed Open this result in new window
    Scoop.co.nz - Aug 09 8:20 PM
    Just days following a formal complaint to the ILO from trade unions, Mansoor Osanloo, Iran's most prominent trade union prisoner, who has been detained incommunicado for over seven months, was today released from Tehran's infamous Evin Prison at midday ...