Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 07 Students are gathering outside the main gates of the University of Tehran to mark Irans national Students Day amid tight police security and a ban on protests, a student outside the campus told Iran Focus by telephone.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 07 Clashes erupted between angry people and State Security Forces (SSF) in Tehrans densely-populated Yaft-Abad district where a military transport plane crashed into a 10-story apartment block on Tuesday leaving all 94 passengers aboard and at least 25 people in the building dead and several dozen injured, a local resident told Iran Focus in an email interview.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 07 Irans former president and strongman Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani told an international trade management show that Iran had come out as the winner in the United States-led war on Iraq and Washington had ended up as the loser, the official state-run news agency reported on Wednesday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 07 Agents of Irans State Security Forces (SSF) in the western town of Khorramshahr arrested five individuals on charges of installing dishes for households wishing to view satellite channels, and confiscated more than one thousand satellite parts, state-run dailies reported on Wednesday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 07 Hundreds of industry workers from the northern city of Rasht rallied outside the provincial headquarters of the Ministry of Industries and Mines, demanding that the government assist them in getting their overdue wages.
Reuters: The international community is starting to lose patience with Iran over its nuclear plans but military action is not the solution, the head of the U.N's nuclear watchdog said in remarks published on Wednesday.
The Wall Street Journal - Review & Outlook: Once Iran gets its uranium enrichment plant at Natanz up and running, it will likely be months away from having a nuclear weapon. So said International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Mohamed ElBaradei this week in an interview with The Independent newspaper of London.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 07 Dozens of people have been arrested in the central province of Isfahan for disturbing the peace and causing trouble, Irans state-run press reported on Wednesday.
Iran Focus: Baghdad, Dec. 07 An official inquiry into the torture of more than 170 Iraqi prisoners in a secret detention centre in Baghdad found that prison officials had close ties with neighbouring Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, an Iraqi official said on Wednesday.
The Washington Times: Do you remember back a few months when it was reported that the CIA had determined that Iran was probably 10 years away from being able to develop a nuclear bomb? It was in all the papers, and made almost everyone feel much relieved. It certainly put those hot-head alarmists and warmongers in our places.
Iran Focus: London, Dec. 06 The leader of an Iraqi political group cited Iranian meddling in Iraq and said that a movement was underway to prevent fundamentalists from taking over the country, during an interview with the al-Arabiya news channel.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 06 Radical Islamists fiercely loyal to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei condemned on Tuesday protests against the appointment of a notorious cleric with no academic background as the new chancellor of the University of Tehran.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 06 The Supreme Commander of Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) declared on Tuesday that the United States would suffer a greater defeat in Iraq than it did in its war in Vietnam.