Judicial officials have wrapped up their investigation of two Iranian-American academics accused of conspiring to destabilize Iran, but no decision has been reached on whether to put the prisoners on trial, a top prosecutor said.
Two Belgian tourists have been abducted by bandits in the southeast of Iran while driving on a road notorious for its attacks on travellers by armed criminals, officials said on Monday.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has replaced Iran's oil and industry ministers, a major cabinet reshuffle seen as increasing his control over industries that are the source of most of the country's revenue.
Two Belgian tourists missing in southeastern Iran have been abducted by a bandit who is demanding the release from prison of his brother in exchange for freeing them, the Fars news agency said Monday, quoting police.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad embarks on a three-nation tour of Central Asia on Tuesday to attend a major regional summit meeting and bolster Iran's links with neighbouring states.
Iran's judiciary has concluded investigations into two detained Iranian-Americans accused of conspiring to destabilize the country, a top judiciary official said. But no decision has been made on whether they will be put on trial, he said.
One of Iraq's senior Sunni Arab leaders accused Iran on Monday of sponsoring Shi'ite death squads and plotting a "genocide" against Sunni Arabs.
Two Belgian tourists have gone missing in Iran after travelling on a road in the southeast of the country notorious for attacks by bandits and drug traffickers, officials said on Monday.
One of Iraq's top Sunni leaders on Monday accused Iran of waging an unprecedented campaign of genocide against his community and urged Arabs to confront a war threatening their entire world.
Iran's policy towards the oil cartel OPEC, which is due to hold its next scheduled meeting in a month, will not change after the oil minister was suddenly replaced, an official told AFP on Monday.