Visiting Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has called Daniel Ortega his "revolutionary brother” on his arrival for the inauguration of the Nicaraguan leader’s third term.
The United States announces its second naval operation in less than a week to rescue Iranian sailors, this time plucking six seamen from a distressed vessel in the northern Persian Gulf.
Turkey has imposed an arms embargo against Syria to protest Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on antigovernment demonstrations.
European Union governments have agreed to bring forward a meeting of foreign ministers due to decide on an oil embargo on Iran by one week to January 23.
Mobile-phone users in Iran are complaining that text messages with the word "dollar" are being blocked, amid a dramatic drop in the value of the Iranian currency, the rial.
Presidents Mahmud Ahamdinejad and Hugo Chavez, both frequent critics of U.S. policies, referred to each other as "brother" and showered each other with praise.
The United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed that Iran is enriching uranium to 20 percent at the Fordow facility.
The value of Iran's currency, the rial, has dropped again against the U.S. dollar. One U.S. dollar was being traded on the open market at up to 17,000 rials, according to reports by official Iranian news agencies.
The United Nations nuclear watchdog has confirmed that Iran has started enriching uranium at an underground site and said all atomic material there was under its surveillance.
Iran's semi-official Fars news agency has reported that Iran's Revolutionary Court has sentenced an Iranian-American man to death on charges of spying for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad is expected to meet with his ally and fellow critic of U.S. policy, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
The head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization says the country's underground uranium-enrichment facility "will be operational in the near future."