Iran's Fars news agency reports that the trial of alleged U.S. spy Amir-Mirza Hekmati has started in a Tehran court.
The UN Assistance Mission in Iraq said the agreement establishes a process under which Iraq will move the residents to a temporary location for refugee processing.
Tensions between Iran and the West escalated in the past year -- sparked by Iran's refusal to halt sensitive nuclear work, and capped by Iran's downing of a U.S. stealth drone.
Iran has denied it's harboring an alleged Al-Qaeda fundraiser who has a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head.
A short video has surfaced on YouTube that shows a number of well-known Iranian political prisoners taking a walk in the yard of Iran’s Gohardasht prison.
Iran's navy says it is launching a 10-day naval exercise in the Strait Of Hormuz, a key oil shipping route.
Iran has sentenced the mother of a political prisoner to 23 months in prison apparently for publicizing her son’s case in media interviews.
Mohammad Nourizad, a well-known Iranian journalist and filmmaker, has called on his countrymen to write letters to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and warn him about the consequences of his actions.
The Iranian Navy will hold a 10-day drill in international waters beyond the Strait of Hormuz.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has called for full implementation of sanctions on Iran in order to slow their nuclear program at a UN Security Council briefing on December 21.
Iran says it has invited the UN nuclear watchdog to visit for talks and would be ready to discuss concerns about its disputed atomic ambitions.
The U.S. Treasury says it's expanding sanctions on Iran to include 10 "shipping and front companies and one individual based in Malta" affiliated with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines.