UPI: Human Rights Watch reasserted claims of abuses by an Iranian dissident group Wednesday even after a report compiled by a European Parliament delegation denounced its initial report as "devoid of any truth."
Reuters: Alarmed by what it sees as Iran's growing control in Iraq, Saudi Arabia will watch anxiously as Iraqis vote on a new constitution that Riyadh fears will shift the regional balance of power towards Tehran.
AP: A nuclear standoff with Iran and the upcoming constitutional vote in Iraq were among the topics for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's visits with allies in Europe and for a surprise trip to Moscow.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Oct. 13 A metro station in the Iranian capital had to be closed down after water poured in from its rooftop, flooding one of its tunnels, state media reported on Thursday.
Iran Focus: London, Oct. 13 The European Commissioner for External Relations issued a statement at the European Parliament on Wednesday calling on Iran to reverse its current unhelpful trend regarding its sensitive nuclear activities.
Iran Focus: London, Oct. 12 Members of Britains House of Commons from the countrys three major political parties took turns to lambaste Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his government in a lively parliamentary debate, according to a transcript of their debate posted on the United Kingdom Parliament website.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Oct. 12 Irans state-owned press and senior security officials in the south-western Iranian province of Khuzestan accused Britain on Wednesday of smuggling weapons from Iraq to the Islamic Republic.
Voice of America: With four-days left before Iraq holds a referendum on a new constitution, some Iraqis are voicing concern that the charter could deepen neighboring Iran's influence in Iraq and provoke a conflict, which could spill over into other countries in the region.
Press Association: The Iranian Revolutionary Guards have established a headquarters in an attempt to command and control terrorist activities in southern Iraq - including operations against British forces, it has been claimed.
AFP: A senior US official said Tuesday that the "ball is in Iran's court" over resuming talks with the European Union suspended in August after Tehran resumed controversial nuclear activities.
Reuters: Female civil servants at Iran's Culture Ministry and female journalists at the state newspaper and news agency must be out of the office by dusk to be with their families, a directive said on Tuesday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Oct. 11 A top general of Irans elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps issued on Tuesday a direct threat to the United States and its allies, warning that the Islamic Republic had identified all the weak points of our enemies and has suicide operation volunteers ready to strike at these sensitive locations in retaliation to any attack.
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