AP: U.S. and Iranian envoys spoke directly to each other about how to end Iraq's violence, meeting at an international conference in Baghdad and opening limited but potentially significant contacts that could ease their nearly 28-year diplomatic freeze.
AP: A top Iranian nuclear negotiator urged Russia on Friday to ship nuclear fuel this month for a Russian-built power plant, and promised to increase funding for the project after tense talks at which Russian officials complained of insufficient financing.
AP: Iran's foreign minister warned on Friday that the latest punitive move by the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency - the suspension of nearly two dozen nuclear aid programs - could affect Tehran's cooperation with the agency.
AP: Iran on Thursday shrugged off the latest punitive U.N. action - suspension of nearly two dozen nuclear aid programs - and showed no signs it was cowed by the possibility of even tougher penalties in the form of new Security Council sanctions.
AP: Delegates from the U.S., the U.N. Security Council and Iraq's neighbors - including Iran - gathered Saturday, with officials searching for common ground on efforts to stabilize Iraq and ease growing rifts in the region.
Reuters: Iraq wants action not words from a regional conference in Baghdad on Saturday and will urge Iran and the United States not to use it as a playing field to settle their scores, Iraq's foreign minister said on Friday.
Reuters: The United States on Thursday sent its clearest signal yet it is open to bilateral talks with Iran and Syria by saying it will not rebuff them if they wish to discuss stabilizing Iraq at a regional meeting this weekend.
Iran Focus: Brussels, Mar. 10 - Thousands of Iranians on Thursday converged on the European capital Brussels to protest the European Unions flagrant disregard for a December ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) which annulled the terrorist listing of the main Iranian opposition group, the Peoples Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI).
AKI: All but three of the 33 Iranian women's rights activists jailed on Sunday were freed Wednesday night, on the eve of International Women's Day, in exchange for a pledge not to demonstrate on 8 March. Nevertheless, many of them and other women's rights activists said they would protest in front of parliament in Tehran on Thursday afternoon.
Washington Post: A former Iranian deputy defense minister who once commanded the Revolutionary Guard has left his country and is cooperating with Western intelligence agencies, providing information on Hezbollah and Iran's ties to the organization, according to a senior U.S. official.
Iran,Isfahan, Apr. 10, 2018. Farmers Stage Major Protest Gathering in Khourasgan Square