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  • California Seeks to Ban Investment in Iran Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Apr 01 5:22 PM
    The California Legislature is considering a bill that would force two of the nation?s largest pension funds to remove their money from any foreign company doing business in Iran.
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  • Detained Britons say crew 'intruded' in Iran's waters Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Apr 01 4:08 PM
    New video on Iranian government-run TV networks Sunday showed two of the 15 British detainees being held in Iran.
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  • Iran appears ready for long standoff Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Apr 01 2:34 PM
    Iran appears to be digging in for a prolonged standoff over its capture of 15 British sailors and marines, demonstrating the power of hardliners willing to confront the West, analysts say.
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  • Iran shows new footage of British sailors as talks continue Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Apr 01 2:29 PM
    Britain and Iran were engaged in direct talks over 15 detained British naval personnel, both sides said Sunday, but high emotions threatened to derail diplomatic efforts as Tehran showed new television footage of the captives.
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  • Iran shows new footage of sailors as talks continue Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Apr 01 2:30 PM
    Britain and Iran were engaged in direct talks over 15 detained naval personnel, both sides said Sunday, but high emotions threatened to derail diplomatic efforts as Tehran showed new television footage of the captives.
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  • Cliches about Iran dispelled at Amsterdam exhibit Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Apr 01 2:43 PM
    Aiming to challenge a widely-held cliched vision of Iran, the Amsterdam Hermitage museum this weekend displays a stunning range of Persian art and relics that highlight how the country's culture was shaped through the ages by confrontations with the West.
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  • Iran video shows Britons pointing to map Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Apr 01 2:17 PM
    Iran's official Arabic language television channel aired short video clips Sunday showing what it said were two of the 15 captured British sailors pointing to a map of the Persian Gulf.
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  • Israel PM denies plotting with US against Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Apr 01 2:23 PM
    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert dismissed as baseless Sunday suggestions that Israel was working with the United States in drawing up contingency plans for conflict with Iran.
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  • Stand-Off Between Britain and Iran Sparks Protests in Tehran, London Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Apr 01 1:05 PM
    LONDON, April 1--The stand-off between Britain and Iran over 15 detained British sailors and marines sparked protests in Tehran and London Sunday, as a poll in a British newspaper found that seven percent of Britons believe their country should be readying for military action against Iran.
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  • Iran video shows 2 captured Britons Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Apr 01 1:08 PM
    Iran's official Arabic-language TV channel on Sunday aired a new video clip showing what it said were two captured British service members pointing to a map of the Persian Gulf.
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  • Govt 'in direct bilateral communication' with Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Apr 01 11:49 AM
    The foreign ministers of Britain and Iran have been in touch over the detention of 15 naval personnel, a Foreign Office spokeswoman told AFP Sunday.
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  • Britain communicating directly with Iran on sailors Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Apr 01 11:12 AM
    Britain said on Sunday it was in direct communication with Iran as it seeks the release of 15 detained sailors and marines, while protesters in Tehran hurled stones and firecrackers at the British embassy.
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  • Britain 'in direct bilateral communication' with Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Apr 01 11:50 AM
    The foreign ministers of Britain and Iran have been in touch over the detention of 15 British naval personnel, a Foreign Office spokeswoman told AFP Sunday.
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  • UK communicating directly with Iran on sailors Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Apr 01 10:35 AM
    Britain is in "direct bilateral communication" with Iran as it tries to win the release of 15 detained sailors and marines, Defense Secretary Des Browne said on Sunday.
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  • Britain and Iran in contact over sailors Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Apr 01 10:12 AM
    About 200 Iranian youths threw rocks and firecrackers at the British Embassy on Sunday, as the British government said it was in direct contact with Iran over the capture of 15 British sailors and marines.
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  • Protest in Iran targets British Embassy Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Apr 01 9:57 AM
    About 200 students threw rocks and firecrackers at the British Embassy on Sunday, calling for the expulsion of the country's ambassador because of the standoff over Iran's capture of 15 British sailors and marines.
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  • Govt 'in direct bilateral communication' with Iran: Defence Secretary Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Apr 01 10:24 AM
    Britain is in "direct bilateral communication" with Iran over the detention of 15 naval personnel, Defence Secretary Des Browne told BBC television Sunday.
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  • Britain 'in direct bilateral communication' with Iran: Defence Secretary Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Apr 01 10:23 AM
    Britain is in "direct bilateral communication" with Iran over the detention of 15 British naval personnel, Defence Secretary Des Browne told BBC television Sunday.
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  • Iran's Seizure of U.K. Sailors Heightens Risks of a U.S. Clash Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - 1 hour, 25 minutes ago
    April 2 (Bloomberg) -- After years of patrolling in close quarters in the Persian Gulf, the Iranian and U.S. navies have learned how to leave each other alone; the same isn't true of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
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  • Bush to Iran: 'Give back the hostages' Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Apr 01 7:52 AM
    President Bush on Saturday said Iran's capture of 15 British sailors and marines was "inexcusable" and called for Iran to "give back the hostages" immediately and unconditionally.
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  • UK in direct communication with Iran on sailors Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Apr 01 9:09 AM
    Britain is in "direct bilateral communication" with Iran as it tries to win the release of 15 detained sailors and marines, British Defense Secretary Des Browne said on Sunday.
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  • Iran fears U.S. attack in summer: Israeli general Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Apr 01 7:21 AM
    Iran is making defensive preparations for what it fears will be a U.S. military attack this summer, Israel's military intelligence chief said on Sunday.
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  • Crude Oil Is Little Changed Near 6-Month High on Iran Tensions Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Apr 01 6:19 PM
    April 2 (Bloomberg) -- Crude oil was little changed near a six-month high in New York amid heightened concerns about a possible disruption to oil shipments due to a stand-off between the U.K. and Iran over the capture of British naval personnel.
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  • Small blasts rock British embassy in Iran Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Apr 01 6:31 AM
    Several small blasts rocked the British embassy in Iran and smoke rose from inside the compound in central Tehran on Sunday during a protest over 15 detained sailors and marines, but no one was hurt.
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  • U.K., Iran Have `Direct' Contact, New TV Images Shown (Update3) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Apr 01 3:57 PM
    April 1 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. Defense Secretary Des Browne called for ``diplomatic means'' to resolve the impasse that exists between Britain and Iran following the capture of 15 British sailors and marines by Iranian forces.
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  • Britain and Iran keep diplomacy option open for sailors Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Apr 01 4:41 AM
    Islamist students were to rally outside Britain's embassy in Tehran on Sunday after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad slammed "arrogant" Britain over Iran's seizure of 15 British sailors.
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  • Bush criticizes Iran over seizure of Britons Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Apr 01 2:42 AM
    President George W. Bush said Iran's capture of 15 British sailors and marines was "inexcusable" and called for their release.
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  • Iran delivers protest letter to UK Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Apr 01 2:43 AM
    Iran has sent a formal letter to the British Embassy in Tehran protesting an alleged incident in which British troops surrounded an Iranian consulate in Iraq and fired shots into the air, Iran's state news agency IRNA reported Sunday on its Web site.
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  • Iran says waiting for new UK stance on captives Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Apr 01 1:55 AM
    Iran said it was waiting for Britain to change its behavior over the detention of 15 British sailors and marines, state television reported on Sunday.
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  • Iran Video Shows Britons Pointing to Map Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Apr 01 1:28 PM
    Iran Television Shows What It Says Are 2 Captured U.K. Sailors Pointing to Persian Gulf Map
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  • Iran Video Shows 2 Captured Britons Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Apr 01 1:28 PM
    Iran Television Shows What It Says Are 2 Captured U.K. Sailors Pointing to Gulf Map
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  • Oil below $66 on Iran tensions Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance - 1 hour, 52 minutes ago
    U.S. crude futures eased on Monday, as the row between Iran and Britain reached a stalemate and as workers at a French oil hub ended a three-week-old strike.
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  • Britain and Iran in Contact Over Sailors Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Apr 01 10:58 AM
    Iranian Protest Targets British Embassy As Britain Contacts Iran Over Sailor Standoff
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  • Pakistan urges Iran to release British sailors Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 31 11:43 PM
    A senior Pakistani lawmaker has called on Iran to free 15 British sailors and marines as a "humanitarian gesture," saying they should not be blamed for the policies of their government.
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  • Oil below $66 on Iran tensions, French strike ends Open this result in new window
    INQ7 Business - 1 hour, 6 minutes ago
    SYDNEY -- US crude futures eased on Monday, as the row between Iran and Britain reached a stalemate and as workers at a French oil hub ended a three-week-old strike. US crude fell as much as 35 cents at the start of Monday session but later recovered from lows to stand nine cents lower at $65.78 at 0236 GMT.
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  • Bush urges Iran to stand down in British sailor crisis Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 31 9:47 PM
    US President George W. Bush on Saturday branded Iran's seizure of 15 British navy personnel "inexcusable behavior" and demanded their release as the crisis was entering its ninth day.
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  • Iran Video Shows 2 Captured Britons Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Apr 01 1:32 PM
    Iran's official Arabic-language TV channel on Sunday aired a new video clip showing what it said were two captured British service members pointing to a map of the Persian...
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  • Impasse with Britain Stirs Angst in Iran Open this result in new window
    NPR - Apr 01 8:50 AM
    Iran's leaders continue to joust with Great Britain over 15 British sailors and marines who have been detained in Iran. But Iran's stance is making at least some Iranians nervous about what might follow.
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  • Britain and Iran in Contact Over Sailors Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Apr 01 11:31 AM
    About 200 Iranian youths threw rocks and firecrackers at the British Embassy on Sunday, as the British government said it was in direct contact with Iran over the capture of 15 British sailors and marines. Defense Secretary Des Browne said Britain was...
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  • UK may dispatch envoys to reduce Iran tensions Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - 2 hours, 33 minutes ago
    Britain is considering sending a team of diplomats and naval personnel to defuse tensions with Iran, officials said yesterday. Such a move would be one of the most conciliatory gestures by Britain since Tehran detained 15 UK sailors and marines over a week ago.
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  • Two more sailors paraded on Iran TV Open this result in new window
    Daily Telegraph - Apr 01 6:41 PM
    Iran stepped up the propaganda war over the 15 captured British Royal Navy personnel last night, by parading them on television again apparently "confessing" to entering Iranian waters.
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  • Iran makes 55 million from hostage crisis as oil prices soar Open this result in new window
    The Scotsman - Apr 01 5:00 PM
    IRAN is gaining up to 5 million a day from detaining 15 British sailors and marines as the crisis causes the price of oil to rise dramatically.
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  • Iran Could Wait for Blair To Go, America Fears Open this result in new window
    The New York Sun - 1 hour, 39 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON American officials, hoping for a tougher line from Europe and Britain, fear the Iranian government will hold hostage the 15 royal marines seized on March 23 until Prime Minister Blair is out of office this summer. That was a concern this week as Iran hardened its line in negotiations, demanding an official apology from London and airing an alleged apology from one of the seamen ...
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  • Iran TV shows sailor 'confessions' Open this result in new window
    Perth Now - Apr 01 2:29 PM
    BRITAIN and Iran are engaged in direct talks over 15 detained British naval personnel, both sides said today, but high emotions threatened to derail diplomatic efforts as Tehran showed new television footage of the captives.
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  • Iran TV airs new video of British sailors Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Apr 01 5:25 AM
    Irans official Arabic language television channel aired new video Sunday showing two of the 15 captured British sailors pointing to a spot on a map of the Persian Gulf where they were seized and acknowledging it was in Iranian territorial waters.
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  • Elite Revolutionary Guard Broadens Its Influence in Iran Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Mar 31 5:41 PM
    Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, the elite unit at the heart of the latest Middle East crisis, has greater power today than at any point since the revolution's early days to export Islamic militancy and challenge the West's presence in the region, say U.S. officials and Iran experts.
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  • Olmert denies plotting against Iran Open this result in new window
    Perth Now - Apr 01 2:07 PM
    PRIME Minister Ehud Olmert dismissed as baseless today suggestions that Israel was working with the US in drawing up contingency plans for conflict with Iran.
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  • Iran 'fears' US attack in summer Open this result in new window
    AAP via Yahoo!7 News - Apr 01 1:11 PM
    Iran is making defensive preparations for what it fears will be a US military attack this (northern) summer, Israel's military intelligence chief says.
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  • Iran TV says to air two British sailors' "confessions" Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Apr 01 6:37 PM
    Iran's state-run Arabic satellite television Al-Alam said on Sunday that it will soon air " confessions" of two detained British naval servicemen.
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  • Bush says Iran must release British "hostages" Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 31 4:36 PM
    President Bush said on Saturday that Iran's detention of 15 British sailors and marines was inexcusable and called on Tehran to release "the hostages" immediately.
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  • Bullying, manipulative Iran? No change there, then Open this result in new window
    Times Online Sunday - Apr 01 2:33 PM
    Oscar Wilde insisted that life imitates art far more than art imitates art. What would he have made of the present hostage crisis? Twenty-four hours before Iran seized 15 Britons its mission to the UN issued a statement expressing outrage at 300 , a movie based on the Battle of Thermopylae in 480BC. In this epic struggle between a small band of Spartans and a massive army of Persians, the ...
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  • Iran's president calls Britain arrogant Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 31 4:02 PM
    Iran's hardline president said Saturday that Britain and its allies were "arrogant and selfish" for not apologizing over what he called the incursion of 15 captured British sailors and marines into Iranian waters.
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  • Bush Says Iran Must Release 'Hostages' Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Mar 31 4:53 PM
    CAMP DAVID, March 31 -- President Bush on Saturday condemned Iran's seizure of 15 British sailors and marines as "inexcusable behavior" and demanded that the "hostages" be released, weighing in for the first time as the situation escalates into a sustained confrontation with Tehran.
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  • (AFX UK Focus) 2007-04-02 05:04 GMT: Oil prices steady in Asian trade on UK-Iran stalemate, Nigerian kidnapping Open this result in new window
    Interactive Investor - 11 minutes ago
    SINGAPORE (XFN-ASIA) - Oil prices were steady in Asian trading hours as a stalemate between the UK and Iran over UK naval personnel captured by the Iranians and a kidnapping in Nigeria kept the benchmark contract at seven-month highs, dealers said.
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  • Who do we trust, Iran - or Blair? Open this result in new window
    Daily Mail - Apr 01 3:25 PM
    Once we lose trust in our leaders it's hard to believe their word ever again. Had 15 Royal Navy personnel been seized by Iran in 1997 - at the dawn of Tony Blair's premiership - we might have accepted without question that they had not been in Iranian territorial waters. But now
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  • Protest in Iran Targets British Embassy Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Apr 01 7:31 AM
    About 200 students threw rocks and firecrackers at the British Embassy on Sunday, calling for the expulsion of the country's ambassador because of the standoff over Iran's capture of 15 British sailors and marines. Several dozen policemen prevented the...
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  • Iran TV shows "confession" of 2 British sailors Open this result in new window
    The Star Online - Apr 01 2:52 PM
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian television on Sunday showed pictures of two of the 15 British sailors and marines held in Iran, and said they admitted that they were captured after entering Iranian waters.
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  • 'Confessions' of 2 British sailors aired in Iran Open this result in new window
    Houston Chronicle - Apr 01 7:43 AM
    Iran's official Arabic language television channel aired new video showing two of the 15 captured British sailors pointing to a spot on a map of the Persian Gulf where they were seized and acknowledging it was in Iranian territorial waters.
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  • Iran 'fears US attack in summer' Open this result in new window
    News Interactive - Apr 01 11:37 AM
    IRAN is making defensive preparations for what it fears will be a US military attack this (northern) summer, Israel's military intelligence chief said overnight.
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  • Keep out of sailors row, Iran tells Bush Open this result in new window
    Perth Now - Apr 01 12:54 PM
    IRAN overnight urged US President George W. Bush to keep out of its row with Britain over 15 sailors it detained for allegedly entering Iranian waters illegally.
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  • Iran accuses U.S. planes of violating its airspace Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Apr 01 5:38 PM
    Two U.S. airplanes have violated Iran's airspace in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, Iran's state television Sunday quoted a local military commander as saying on its website.
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  • Fresh Footage Of Iran Captives Shown Open this result in new window
    Sky News via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Apr 01 1:03 PM
    Fresh footage of two of the 15 British Navy personnel being held in Iran has been aired on Iranian television.
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  • Iran TV airs footage of two detained British sailors Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Apr 01 5:39 PM
    Iran's state-run Arabic satellite television Al-Alam on Sunday aired new footage of two detained British naval servicemen.
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  • Iran confirms direct talks over sailors Open this result in new window
    Perth Now - Apr 01 11:57 AM
    IRAN confirmed overnight that it is in direct talks with Britain over 15 British naval personnel captured off Iraq, saying contacts have never been cut.
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  • Iran attacks Bush over 'hostage' claim Open this result in new window
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Apr 01 2:10 PM
    Iran has told US President George W Bush to keep out of its row with Britain over 15 sailors detained for allegedly illegally entering Iranian waters.
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  • Iranian protest targets British Embassy as Britain contacts Iran over sailor standoff Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Apr 01 11:11 AM
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) _ About 200 Iranian youths threw rocks and firecrackers at the British Embassy on Sunday, as the British government said it was in direct contact with Iran over the capture of 15 British...
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  • Bush calls for Iran to free U.K. sailors Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 31 3:10 PM
    President Bush on Saturday called for the release of 15 British sailors and marines being held by Iran, calling their capture by Tehran "inexcusable behavior."
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  • Iran confirms direct talks with Britain over sailors Open this result in new window
    INQ7.net - Apr 01 1:29 PM
    TEHRAN -- Iran confirmed on Sunday that it was in direct talks with Britain over 15 British naval personnel captured off Iraq, saying contacts had never been cut.
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  • Britons favor diplomacy over military action against Iran: poll Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 31 3:48 PM
    More people in Britain oppose military action than support it to end the standoff over Iran's capture of 15 British military personnel in the Gulf, a poll published at the weekend said.
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  • UK in direct communication with Iran on sailors Open this result in new window
    The New Zealand Herald - Apr 01 1:07 PM
    LONDON - Britain said today it was in direct communication with Iran as it seeks the release of 15 detained sailors and marines, while protesters in Tehran hurled stones and firecrackers at the British embassy.
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  • Bush: Iran Capture of Sailors 'Inexcusable' Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Mar 31 3:23 PM
    President Bush says Iran must release 15 British sailors immediately, strongly supports British government's attempts to resolve crisis.
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  • Bush: Iran capture of British sailors inexcusable Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 31 2:57 PM
    President Bush said on Saturday that Iran's detention of 15 British sailors was "inexcusable" and that Tehran must release them immediately.
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  • Iran TV airs more video footage of captured Marines Open this result in new window
    The Herald - Apr 01 3:31 PM
    Iran's state-run television channel last night aired more videos of two captured British Marines. The footage showed the pair pointing to a map and Al-Alam TV said they were identifying where their boat crossed into Iranian waters on March 23.
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  • Iran airs new video of British detainees Open this result in new window
    Addict 3D - Apr 01 3:14 PM
    New video of two of the 15 British military detainees being held in Iran was aired on the state-run television Sunday. The video showed the men in front of a map, apparently indicating their location when they were taken.
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  • Iran warns Britain over politicising sailor crisis Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 31 1:14 PM
    Iran on Saturday again warned Britain against politicising the seizure of its 15 navy personnel, although it gave a cautious welcome to a diplomatic exchange with London on the crisis.
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  • Britain communicating directly with Iran on sailors Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Apr 01 9:29 AM
    Britain is in "direct bilateral communication" with Iran as it tries to win the release of 15 detained sailors and marines, Defence Secretary Des Browne said on Sunday.
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  • Iran says Britain mishandling captives' issue Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 31 12:18 PM
    London has mishandled the aftermath of the detention of British naval personnel in the Gulf, Iran's president said on Saturday after Britain expressed concern at Iranian "sabre-rattling."
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  • Iran, Britain open talks over sailors Open this result in new window
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Apr 01 12:09 PM
    Iran has confirmed it is in direct talks with Britain over 15 British naval personnel captured off Iraq, saying contacts had never been cut.
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  • Iran fears US attack in summer Open this result in new window
    Stuff - Apr 01 2:00 PM
    JERUSALEM: Iran is making defensive preparations for what it fears will be a US military attack this (northern) summer, Israel's military intelligence chief said today.
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  • IRAN QUESTIONS EUS ILLOGICAL SUPPORT FOR BRITAIN OVER SAILORS Open this result in new window
    EurasiaNet.org - Apr 01 7:27 AM
    Iran is responding to criticism from European Union officials about 15 British sailors and marines Iran says it detained in Iranian waters. EU officials publicly sided with Britains version that the sailors were in Iraqi waters when Iran detained them.
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  • Pak urges Iran to free Royal Navy sailors Open this result in new window
    ANI via Yahoo! India News - Apr 01 9:08 AM
    Islamabad, Apr 1 (ANI): Pakistan has urged Iran to set free the 15 British sailors and marines who were captured by Iran for violating Iranian maritime boundaries on March 23. Chief of Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Affairs Mushahid Hussain said in a statement that the 15 sailors and marines, including one woman should be set free immediately to defuse the tension from building up in the ...
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  • U.S. Keeping Pressure on Iran Over Seizure of 15 Britons at Sea Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 1 hour, 42 minutes ago
    The White House sought to increase pressure but took care to defer to Prime Minister Tony Blair, who emphasized that he is seeking a diplomatic solution.
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  • Iran to Britain: we don't like your behaviour Open this result in new window
    Sydney Morning Herald - Apr 01 8:29 AM
    Iran says it is waiting for Britain to change its behaviour over the detention of 15 British sailors and marines.
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  • Iran shows new footage of British sailors Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Apr 01 6:24 PM
    Tehran broadcast new television footage of detained British naval personnel on Sunday as high emotions threatened to derail diplomatic efforts to secure the release of the 15 sailors and marines.
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  • UK 'In Direct Communication' With Iran Open this result in new window
    Sky News via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Apr 01 8:47 AM
    The UK is in "direct bilateral communication" with Iran over the 15 sailors and marines captured by the Middle East country, according to the Defence Secretary.
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  • Bush presses Iran to free 15 'innocent' British sailors Open this result in new window
    The Columbus Dispatch - Apr 01 8:29 AM
    CAMP DAVID, Md. ? President Bush yesterday called for the release of 15 British sailors and marines being held by Iran, calling their capture by Tehran "inexcusable behavior."
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  • Day Nine: Tensions high as Iran continues to hold 15 U.K. sailors Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Apr 01 6:48 AM
    It's been nine days since 15 British sailors were seized by Iran in contested waters off the coast of Iraq, and the two countries don't appear to be moving any closer to a resolution of the high-stakes standoff.(Timeline) Britain's Sunday...
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  • Tensions appear to rise between UK and Iran, Sen. McCain visits Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - 2 hours, 25 minutes ago
    April 2, 2007
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  • SAARC officials recommend Iran's observer status Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 31 12:58 PM
    South Asian officials Saturday recommended observer status for Iran at next week's regional summit which will be dominated by trade amid warming ties between rivals India and Pakistan.
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  • Prayers said for Iran captives Open this result in new window
    ITV.com - Apr 01 1:58 PM
    Prayers have been said in the home church of captured sailor Faye Turney, one of the 15 British navy personnel being held in Iran. As the hostage situation continued, the reverend Sue Caddy, vicar of Shelton and Oxon parish near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, spoke of the community's concern.
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  • Iran airs new video of British captives Open this result in new window
    CBC - Apr 01 7:54 AM
    Iran's official Arabic language television channel aired video clips Sunday showing what it said were two of the 15 captured British sailors, admitting they entered Iranian waters.
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  • Iran, Syria, Hezbollah beefing up defenses Open this result in new window
    EARTHtimes.org - Apr 01 5:37 PM
    Israeli intelligence says it believes Iran, Syria and Hezbollah are making preparations ahead of a possible military confrontation with the United States.
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  • Iran president vows news soon on atomic work Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! India News - Apr 01 7:41 AM
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's president promised on Sunday Iranians would soon hear more news about the Islamic Republic's nuclear programme, which the West believes is a covert effort to build atomic bombs despite Tehran's denials.
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  • Britain communicating directly with Iran on sailors Open this result in new window
    Stuff - Apr 01 12:57 PM
    LONDON: Britain has revealed it is in direct communication with Iran as it seeks the release of 15 detained sailors and marines, while protesters in Tehran hurled stones and firecrackers at the British embassy.
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  • Iran celebrates 'Republic Day' Open this result in new window
    Moldova.org - Apr 01 3:08 PM
    Iranians marked Republic Day Sunday with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad saying insolent nations will disappear like bubbles on water.Ahmadinejad made the comment while in southwestern Khuzestan where he inspected areas that had been damaged during Iran's eight-year war with Iraq, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported.During a stop in Mishdagh, Ahmadinejad noted that April 1 is a red-letter day ...
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  • Iran dissidents: British capture ordered Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 31 10:16 AM
    An Iranian opposition group claimed Saturday that Iran's capture of 15 British sailors and marines was planned in advance and carried out in retaliation for the U.N. sanctions imposed against the country, as an Iranian diplomat said the case had entered a legal phase.
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  • Prayers for Navy captives in Iran Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Mar 31 9:09 PM
    Prayers for the safety of 15 Britons held in Iran are said at the home church of sailor Faye Turney.
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  • Bush insists Iran release British sailors Open this result in new window
    Akron Beacon Journal - Apr 01 10:30 AM
    President Bush weighed in Saturday for the first time on Iran's seizure of 15 British sailors March 23 in the Persian Gulf, calling for their immediate release and labeling their capture ``inexcusable.''
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  • Iran, Syria, Hezbollah beefing up defenses Open this result in new window
    New Kerala - Apr 01 6:09 PM
    TEL AVIV, Israel, April 1: Israeli intelligence says it believes Iran, Syria and Hezbollah are making preparations ahead of a possible military confrontation with the United States.
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  • Syria, Iran and the Hezbollah are preparing for a war in the summer, in case the U.S. strikes Iran, Yedioth Ahronoth ... Open this result in new window
    Al Jazeera - Apr 01 12:03 PM
    "We are not speaking of preparations for a war to be carried out at their (Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah) own initiative. Their deployments, in our opinion, are those of a defensive nature," Yaldin said.
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