A day after the US said it foiled an Iranian plot against the Saudi ambassador to the US, international media were still casting around for a logical explanation of the alleged plot.
A poll shows Iran's popularity in dramatic decline in several Middle Eastern countries, possibly an indication of the domestically driven political change sweeping across the region.
The cyberattack, which affected hundreds of thousands of users in Iran, may have been meant to allow the Iranian government to eavesdrop on its citizens via Google, Yahoo, Facebook, and other sites.
Iran implored Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to listen to the 'legitimate demands' of protesters, warning that a failure to do so could lead to the regime's collapse and broader regional turmoil.
Iran has embraced a Russian proposal to restart nuclear negotiations with the international community, but President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's political rivals may try to block the talks.
The MEK, whose terrorist listing is up for review by the State Department, is not apt to directly threaten the US. But delisting the group could hurt Iran's Green movement.
The missile launch kicked off 10 days of war games. Iran also unveiled underground ballistic missile silos that the West suspects are for launching nuclear warheads.
The threat came in response to new US sanctions on Venezuela's state oil company, which currently provides about 10 percent of American oil imports.
Reports that Hugo Chávez has ordered more than $15 billion in weapons, along with recently hosting leaders from Hamas and Hezbollah, doesn't put worried minds at ease.
Beginning April 15, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will demand that oil and mining companies reveal all payments made to foreign governments. Top companies want exemptions in West Africa.
Tehran's artist community's strength is dwindling, both because of an exodus to Europe, where there are more opportunities, and because of the repressive nature of the Islamic Republic.