Reuters: Interest rates, a slowing economy and near-record oil prices remain the main focus for U.S. investors, but news of a foiled plot to bomb commercial airliners is keeping geopolitical risk firmly on their minds.
Reuters: Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard have been found among Hizbollah guerrillas slain by Israeli forces in southern Lebanon, Israel's Channel 10 television reported on Wednesday citing diplomatic sources.
Reuters: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave an interview to U.S. television network CBS in which he criticized U.S. President George W. Bush's handling of the international response to Iran's nuclear program.
Iran Focus: Baghdad, Aug. 09 The offices of a prominent Iraqi cleric vehemently opposed to the theocratic government of Iran came under attack by unknown assailants, an Iraqi daily reported earlier this week.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 09 Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered on Tuesday Muslims across the world to support the Lebanese militia Hezbollah in its ongoing battle against Israel.
The Hill: While the war between Israel and Hezbollah continues to dominate international headlines, new momentum is developing for a long-stalled Iran-sanctions bill that the Senate will consider after the August recess.
AP: With deadlines approaching, the State Department on Tuesday said it has seen no indications that Iran plans to comply with U.N. demands that it suspend enrichment of uranium, a key step in making nuclear weapons.
The Guardian: A charity event in Tehran for the "children of the resistance" is but one of many ways in which Iran's government is using the Lebanon crisis to rally domestic support and advance its regional agenda. Highlighting the "ongoing war of aggression against the defenceless and oppressed Palestinian and Lebanese nations", the event featured supportive messages and drawings from Iranian schoolchildren and a 25-metre "solidarity scroll".
Reuters: The U.S. ambassador to Iraq accused Iran on Tuesday of having forces in Iraq and said Tehran could use the war between Hizbollah militants and Israel in Lebanon to try and further destabilize the country.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 08 Hundreds of bus drivers in Tehran left their vehicle lights on all day on Monday in solidarity with their fellow transit workers who had been suspended from work for taking part in anti-government protests.
Reuters: An American-Iranian man was sentenced to a year in prison on Monday for trying to export sensors to Iran that are normally used to detect liquid or gas pressure but could also be used to detonate explosives.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 07 The Supreme Commandant of Irans elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps criticised on Monday Arab countries for their inaction towards the killing of Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, and Palestine by the leaders of the United States, Britain, the Zionist regime, and their allies.
Iran,Isfahan, Apr. 10, 2018. Farmers Stage Major Protest Gathering in Khourasgan Square