Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Oct. 15 Irans Friday prayers leader vowed that Tehran would continue with its controversial nuclear activities despite Western threats to refer the countrys atomic file to the United Nations Security Council.
AP: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice failed Saturday to persuade Russia to offer new support for a hard line on Iran's disputed nuclear program, despite making a hastily arranged trip to the Russian capital.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Oct. 15 A court in Iran sentenced a woman to death by stoning for adultery and an Afghan man to execution and 100 lashes on charges of murder, a state-run daily reported on Saturday.
The Washington Times: The rise of militants to power positions in Iran is raising new worries about Iranian military forces' deploying new weapons that threaten oil supplies or future long-range nuclear or chemical missile strikes.
DPA: U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy on Friday vowed they would remain firm in the face of Iran's unwillingness to cede to demands to give up its uranium enrichment programme.
Iran Focus: Washington, DC, Oct. 14 A panel of Middle East legal and political experts condemned Iranian meddling in Iraqs upcoming constitution during a conference in the United States capital on Thursday.
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: 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.