A small group of reformist members of Iran's parliament want the government to release imprisoned journalists and political activists before the Persian New Year on March 21, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.
Blogger and lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei complains about Internet censorship.
Iran's supreme leader has repeatedly emphasized the peaceful nature of the nuclear program. Such official declarations appear to fall within an old tradition of dissimulation.
Ebrahim Yazdi, the imprisoned secretary-general of the Freedom Movement of Iran, has been released from prison and taken to a hospital for heart surgery.
Washington has rejected accusations by Iran of U.S. backing for a Sunni Muslim rebel group whose leader was arrested in Iran this week.
Mansour Osanlou, the leader of Tehran's municipal bus service union, was reportedly assaulted by an inmate in an Iranian prison, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.
An Iranian journalist who writes for a reformist daily has been detained and taken to Tehran's Evin prison, her sister said.
Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the highest Shi'ite authority, doesn't issue political or legal orders, he just gives advice. But many Shi'a in Iraq and Iran follow him -- and not because he is an official "supreme leader."
RFE/RL's Radio Farda has obtained an audio recording that offers disquieting insight into the methods being employed by Iranian officials during the current clampdown.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says a new package of sanctions against Iran could come up for a vote in the UN Security Council in as little as one month's time.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will hold talks with his Iranian counterpart Mahmud Ahmadinejad in Damascus today to discuss regional and international developments.
A senior Russian diplomat has warned the West against trying to paralyze Iran by targeting the Islamic Republic's energy and banking sectors with crippling sanctions.