Iran's deputy foreign minister says 11 kidnapped Iranians in Syria have been released but 18 others are still being held hostage.
The Iranian ambassador to the Vatican says Pope Benedict XVI is welcome to visit Iran.
Iran's ambassador to Russia says Iran is capable of striking U.S. military forces around the world if attacked by the United States.
Manssor Arbabsiar, the Iranian-American car salesman accused of plotting to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States, will go on trial October 22, a federal judge has said.
Iran's envoy in New Delhi says India will make 45 percent of payments for Iranian crude oil in rupees, as Western sanctions hinder international bank transactions.
Mahmud Ahmadinejad has been asked to respond to a list of complaints, particularly regarding the economy. It's said to be the first time parliament has summoned a president since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
Iran's "Cardboard Khomeini" is fueling a firestorm of criticism in the Middle Eastern country after cutouts of the Islamic republic's founder appeared at a number of events, and photos mocking the mock-up went viral.
Iran's Foreign Ministry has denounced as a "psychological war" new U.S. sanctions against the Islamic republic imposed by President Barack Obama's administration.
Iranian blogger Mehdi Khazali has been sentenced to 13 years and 10 months in prison and 10 years in exile.
The U.S.-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Iranian authorities have detained more than 65 Arab residents of Iran as part of alleged "security sweeps" in Iran's Arab-majority Khuzestan Province since late 2011.
U.S. President Barack Obama has signed an executive order imposing tougher sanctions on Iran and its central bank.
Iranian officials report a ban on sales of dolls of characters from the longest-running sitcom in American history, the animated series "The Simpsons."