Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 09 A dozen senior commanders of Irans elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) died in a plane crash in northwest Iran on Monday, a government spokesman announced.
Washington Times: Shi'ite clerics are recruiting young Iraqis to go to neighboring Iran for political indoctrination and militia training, said the uncle of one young man who recently returned from a one-month session.
Reuters: Iran said on Sunday it was preparing to remove U.N. seals at some nuclear research and development sites, despite strong Western opposition to its decision to resume atomic research halted over two years ago.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 07 The new Iranian ambassador to Damascus, radical Shiite cleric Mohammad Hassan Akhtari, has been instructed to reassure Syrias leaders of Irans continuing strong support for their beleaguered government, Iran Focus has learnt.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 07 The government of radical Islamist Mahmoud Ahmadinejad plans to segregate Irans pedestrian walkways on gender basis, according to Fatemeh Alia, a deputy in Irans Majlis (Parliament) and one of Ahmadinejads closest allies.
AFP: Russian envoys held talks with Iranian officials Saturday on a proposed compromise to end a stand-off with the West over Tehran's determination to press ahead with uranium enrichment, state television reported.
Iran Focus: London, Jan. 07 The 25 member states of the European Union warned Iran on Saturday to scrap its planned resumption of suspended nuclear research and development at its uranium enrichment facility in Natanz.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 07 An Iranian court has sentenced a teenage rape victim to death by hanging after she weepingly confessed that she had unintentionally killed a man who had tried to rape both her and her niece.
New York Times: The United States joined with several European allies on Friday in a drive to enlist Russian and Chinese support to apply new pressure on Iran to halt its suspected nuclear weapons activities, American and European diplomats said.
Reuters: The five major nuclear powers are working on a joint warning statement that aims to show unusual unified resolve and put fresh pressure on Iran not to resume nuclear fuel research, U.S. officials and diplomats said on Friday.