Sarah Shourd: In Washington, White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said the Obama administration is in close contact with the families of the detained hikers and the Swiss Embassy.
Iran's war games in the Persian Gulf began earlier than usual this year with a display of new attack speed boats and rhetoric.
A force to reckon with in President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s second term, the Guards are led by commanders whose worldview was forged during the devastating Iran-Iraq war.
Growing unease over conditions of detention for hundreds is helping opposition organize, and exposing some splits in Iran's conservative ranks.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fired his intelligence minister Sunday after being forced to remove his first vice president, a close adviser.
Ahead of a sermon by Mousavi supporter Hashemi Rafsanjani, protesters have taken their fight off the streets – including trying to crash the electricity grid by turning on kitchen appliances en masse.