Iran Focus: London, May 31 The international media freedoms watchdog Reporters Without Borders said on Wednesday that it was very worried about the fate of an Iranian student web-logger who disappeared on Friday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, May 31 Iranian authorities hanged a man in a prison in the south-eastern province of Sistan-va-Baluchistan which has been the scene of numerous attacks by armed insurgents against government and security officials.
AFP: Two Islamic charities in Gaza said Wednesday they had distributed more than one million dollars donated by Iran to families of "martyrs", including those who carried out anti-Israeli suicide attacks.
Bloomberg: Japan is curbing crude oil imports from Iran, its third-largest supplier, out of concern the standoff over the Middle Eastern country's nuclear program increases the risk of supply disruptions.
Iran Focus: London, May 31 - The following is the full text of the statement by United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice regarding the possibility of Iran-U.S. talks over Tehran's nuclear activities.
PA: Members of the Iranian resistance movement rallied in Londons Parliament Square today and called on the Government and the United Nations Security Council to stop the mullahs unbridled terrorism against innocent Iraqi citizens and Iranian political refugees in Ashraf City.
AP: The United States is prepared to join other nations in holding direct talks with Iran on its nuclear program if Iran first agrees to stop disputed nuclear activities that the West fears could lead to a bomb, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday.
Globe and Mail: One is a 26-year-old model, aspiring pop singer, student of international studies and former Canadian beauty queen living in Vancouver. The other is an 18-year-old, poor, uneducated ethnic Kurd on death row in Iran for killing a predator trying to rape her.
Washington Times: Iran, apparently anticipating an American invasion, has quietly been restructuring its military and testing a new military doctrine that calls for a decentralized, Iraqi-style guerrilla campaign against an invading force.
Reuters: World powers meet on Thursday to approve a batch of incentives for Iran not to pursue nuclear know-how with arms potential but Tehran has dismissed the move already, challenging the West to resort to threatened sanctions.