New York Times: The spacecraft is small by world standards a microsatellite of a few hundred pounds. Launched in October by the Russians for an oil-rich client, it orbits the earth once every 99 minutes and reportedly has a camera for peering down on large swaths of land.
Daily Telegraph: The Swiss bank UBS has become the latest casualty of raging "Iran fever" on Capitol Hill after key congressmen stepped up allegations that it had helped finance the Mullahs' nuclear ambitions in breach of US sanctions, and that it had once banked for Osama Bin Laden.
Daily Telegraph: Iran has set up a sophisticated intelligence gathering operation in southern Lebanon to identify targets in northern Israel in the event of a military confrontation over its controversial nuclear programme.
Washington Times: Iran tested an older Scud missile variant last week and often exaggerates its military developments, the Pentagon said yesterday in response to Tehran's reported testing of new advanced weaponry.
The Guardian: Iraq's interior ministry is refusing to deploy thousands of police recruits who have been trained by the US and the UK and is hiring its own men and putting them on the streets, according to western security advisers.
New York Times: Iraq's dominant Shiite political bloc fractured on Sunday when its most powerful faction publicly demanded that the incumbent Shiite prime minister resign over his inability to form a unified government.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Apr. 03 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday that the Islamic Republic was determined in its pursuit to obtain nuclear capabilities, according to a statement issued by his office and carried by the official news agency.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Apr. 03 Senior commanders of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) warned the West on Monday that any attack on Iran would have dire consequences for the aggressors.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Apr. 03 Iran successfully test-fired a new torpedo on Monday in the Strait of Hormuz as part of weeklong naval war-games in the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman, a spokesman for the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps said.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Apr. 03 Iran will test-fire a new torpedo later on Monday as it continues its weeklong naval war-games in the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman, a spokesman for the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps said.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Apr. 03 Some 400 people were arrested in the Iranian capital on various charges on Sunday which marked the 13th and final day of the Persian New Year, greater Tehrans Police Chief announced on Monday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Apr. 03 Irans security forces have arrested a number of earthquake victims who protested government inaction in providing aid to the earthquake-stricken province of Lorestan, western Iran.
AFP: US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and British counterpart Jack Straw wound up two days of intensive talks with Iraqi leaders pressing them to speed up the formation of a new government but without any indication of a breakthrough.
Reuters: Iran on Sunday blasted the U.N. Security Council for trying to pressure it into halting its uranium enrichment work but pledged to keep co-operating with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) watchdog.
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