Daily Mirror: The one thing that should give Ken Bigley hope is that he is worth more alive than dead. This thought gave me a straw to clutch at in prison in Iran.
The governor of Evin jail, a decent man, told me the court had sentenced me to death - plus 10 years.
Associated Press: An arsenal of rockets and three launchers were discovered in a shipment of imported scrap metal at an Indian steel factory, a news report said Friday, one day after a mysterious blast at the plant left 10 workers dead.
Initial reports said the explosion was caused by a burst boiler, but the Press Trust of India on Friday quoted police as saying it was triggered by rockets buried in the scrap.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Oct. 1 - State Security Forces (SSF) in the town of Bukan, western Iran, raided several wedding ceremonies and arrested a number of young guests. The detained men have been charged with wearing ties.
Ties are considered by the Iranian regime to be un-Islamic and a symbol of corrupt Western influence.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Oct. 1 Plain-clothed agents of the State Security Forces (SSF) in Shahre Kord (central Iran) arrested over 100 motorcyclists on Sep. 28, eye-witnesses said. All the motorcycles were confiscated and taken to the local SSF headquarters parking lot.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Sep. 30 Irans Revolutionary Guards and other state agencies have been sending more gunmen and weapons into Iraq in recent weeks in preparation for a hot October, according to sources in the Iranian government with a good knowledge of security issues.
Boston Globe: Iran's foreign minister said yesterday his country's relations with the United States are about the worst ever, but he believes the upcoming US presidential election could open avenues for renewed dialogue, even if President Bush is reelected.
Xinhuanet: Iranian Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani on Wednesday dismissed the US claim that nuclear tests have been conducted in the Parchin region in Iran, the official IRNA news agency reported.
"The claim is baseless. Such claims are not unprecedented on the part of the United States," Shamkhani was quoted as saying.
Reuters: Four people were killed and a dozen were injured in northwestern Iran when police attacked the hideout of an extremist Shia Muslim religious group, an interior ministry official said on Wednesday.
UPI: Russia offered Wednesday to resume construction of a nuclear power plant in Iran if Iran will return the spent fuel, the Interfax news agency reported.
At a Moscow news conference, Russian Security Council secretary Igor Ivanov made the offer of returning to the Bushehr facility.
Voice of America: The United States Wednesday imposed sanctions against 14 foreign firms and individuals, seven of them Chinese, for selling missile or weapons of mass destruction technology and equipment to Iran.
The decision carried in the U.S. government's official journal, the Federal Register, and confirmed by the State Department ...
Iran Focus: Bam, Sep. 30 Nine months after a devastating earthquake that left behind over 50,000 people dead and more than 90,000 homeless, a new specter is haunting the wretched survivors of that natural disaster. Human trafficking has become a booming business, as orphaned girls and the children of impoverished families are being picked up by organized crime gangs.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Sep. 29 They left their village before dawn to be at the gates of the complex housing the judiciary in Tehran before it opened. They were more than a hundred; all men, their lean faces tanned and their large hands callused and rough. Most looked young, some middle-aged, and a handful very old.
AFP: The United States will keep pushing the UN Security Council to consider whether Iran's nuclear ambitions are out of bounds, John Bolton, US undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, said.
"The reason we favor taking it to the Security Council is, we want to put Iran in the international spotlight ..."
Iran Focus: Bandar Abbas, Sep. 28 - Widespread clashes have erupted between people and security forces in Nour-Abad region of Mamasani, Bandar Abbas and Miandoab
At least seven people have been killed and hundreds more were reportedly wounded and a vast number of people have been detained.
AFP: An Iranian journalist working on the political pages of two reformist dailies has been arrested, his wife told the student news agency ISNA Tuesday.
The report quoted her as saying Rozbeh Mir-Ebrahimi, a writer with the Etemad and banned Jomhuriat papers, "was arrested by people who said they were from the police" on Monday morning.
"They searched the house and asked him questions about his work with different internet sites ..."
Iran Focus: Tehran, Sep. 28 - Iranian officials announced on Tuesday that 2 Afghans were executed. The pair were hanged in prison on Monday in the city of Saveh (northern Iran).
Police sources have identified the men as Jomeh Arab and Mohammad Tajik.
The two men who had been arrested more than 3 years ago ...
Reuters: Iran's hardline lawmakers could try to force President Mohammad Khatami's government to follow North Korea's example and quit the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the official IRNA news agency said on Tuesday.
Leading conservative parliamentarian Hassan Kamran has prepared a bill for submission to parliament that would force the government to set a November deadline for the U.N. nuclear watchdog to take Iran off the agency's agenda, IRNA said.
Iran,Isfahan, Apr. 10, 2018. Farmers Stage Major Protest Gathering in Khourasgan Square