Reuters: Iran has reached a "basic" agreement with Russia on jointly enriching uranium, officials said on Sunday -- but there was no immediate sign that it would suspend home-grown enrichment to allay fears that it is developing nuclear weapons.
The Sunday Telegraph: Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian President, has dismissed Iranian overtures to take over funding for the new Hamas-led Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Gaza if the West slashes financial support.
The Sunday Times: Iran is believed to have begun small-scale enrichment of uranium, raising the stakes in its dispute with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over the extent of its nuclear ambitions.
Iran Focus: London, Feb 24 A four-week investigation into serious malfunctions in the Iran Focus news site has revealed that the website was the victim of malicious cyber attacks from Tehran, the websites co-director Javid Akbari said.
Iran Focus: London, Feb. 25 Iranians were surprised to see that the Persian translation of this years The Worlds 10 Worst Dictators published in the New York-based weekly Parade contained only nine names. Who was missing?
Iran Focus: London, Feb. 25 The human rights group Amnesty International announced that it had grave concern about the alarming rate of executions in Iran, in particular highlighting the cases of a number of political prisoners, several of whom are on death row.
New York Times: International nuclear inspectors are expected to report next week that Iran has started producing enriched uranium on a very small scale, indicating that it is striving to solve technological problems in its nuclear program, European officials said Friday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 25 Radical Islamist militiamen affiliated to Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps staged military exercises in the western suburbs of Tehran on Friday to defend the Iranian capital against enemy assaults, a government-run news agency reported.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 24 The Supreme Commander of Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps accused the United States, Britain, and Israel of carrying out Wednesdays bomb attack which devastated a revered Shiite shrine in the Iraqi city of Samarra and said that God and Muslims alike would strike at them in retaliation.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 24 A senior Iranian cleric said on Friday that the Islamic Republics survival depended on its acquisition of nuclear capabilities and vowed that Tehran would never succumb to pressure by the West to abandon its nuclear pursuit.
Iran Focus: London, Feb. 24 The London-based Arabic-language website Elaph carried a report suggesting that Irans notorious Ministry of Intelligence and Security may have been behind Wednesdays bombing of a holy Shiite shrine in the city of Samarra, which destroyed the golden dome of the Askariyain shrine, the resting place of two revered Shiite Imams.