The Guardian: They are unlikely to grace any catwalk or adorn the figures of supermodels, but the latest in Islamic fashions got top billing from Iran's religious authorities yesterday in an exhibition aimed at promoting female modesty and countering the influence of western clothing.
Reuters: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday an Israeli strike on Syria would be considered an attack on the whole Islamic world that would bring a "fierce response", state television reported.
AP: The world powers are prepared to provide Iran with advanced technology and possibly even nuclear research reactors if it agrees to suspend uranium enrichment under a package of incentives revealed in full for the first time Thursday.
Washington Post: The Bush administration agreed last month to consider lifting long-standing sanctions on the sale of commercial jets, agricultural equipment and telecommunications technology to Iran if it agreed to halt its enrichment of uranium and submit to more intrusive U.N. inspections of its nuclear program, according to a copy of the agreement made public Thursday.
Iran Focus: London, Jul. 13 The following is a partial transcript of a press conference by United States President George W. Bush and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday in Stralsund, Germany:
Iran Focus: London, Jul. 13 - The following is the full text of the press statement read out by French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy on Wednesday on behalf of the Foreign Ministers of Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States and the High Representative of the European Union following their meeting in Paris:
Bloomberg: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President George W. Bush said that Iran must suspend its attempts to develop nuclear weapons as a precondition for economic aid and warned that further economic sanctions are possible if Iran does not comply.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jul. 13 Radical Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned the European Union on Thursday that it would stand to suffer if it increased pressure on Iran to abandon its nuclear program.
Reuters: Outside the gates of Tebed Spinning Company in this industrial town west of the Iranian capital, a group of laid-off workers grumble that the president's vow to slash unemployment did not save their jobs.
New York Times: Russia and China, crossing a diplomatic threshold in the effort to curb Tehrans nuclear ambitions, joined the United States and Europe on Wednesday by agreeing to seek a United Nations Security Council resolution ordering Iran to freeze some nuclear activities, or face sanctions.
Daily Telegraph: High in the mountains that delineate Israel's northern border with Lebanon, Israeli troops have spent the past year engaged in a deadly game of cat and mouse with Iranian-backed fighters from the radical Islamic Hizbollah militia.
Reuters: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday Iran would not abandon its right to nuclear technology after Tehran's case was referred back to the U.N. Security Council over its nuclear dispute with the West.
Reuters: World powers put Iran on a collision course with the United Nations on Wednesday, asking the Security Council to intervene after Tehran failed to respond to incentives aimed at ending an impasse over its nuclear program.
Reuters: World powers said on Wednesday they would refer Iran to the United Nations Security Council after Tehran failed to respond quickly enough to a package of incentives aimed at defusing a nuclear standoff.