1. State TV: Iran launches its first submarine for tourists in Persian Gulf waters
    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran has launched its first submarine for tourists in the Persian Gulf waters, an all-Iranian-made undersea vehicle.
  2. Bloody October: 30 Iraqi civilians killed every day in deadliest month since 2008
    October was the deadliest month in Iraq in more than five years, with almost 1,000 people killed and hundreds more wounded, the United Nations said Friday.
  3. House of Saud May Throw Oily Spanner into US-Iran Talks Gambit
    The apparent about-turn in US policy, first in baulking at the launch of an all-out military strike on Syria last month, and then secondly, the surprise US-led rapprochement towards Tehran over the decade-old nuclear dispute, has provoked Saudi ire to its very theocratic foundations.
  4. Khamenei is out of sight, leaving Iranians worried about the future
    Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been out of public sight for three weeks amid speculations of his declining health leaving the country worried about a power vacuum.
  5. No plans for EU embassy in Iran despite improving relations
    BRUSSELS – The EU says it has no plans to open an embassy in Iran despite recent progress in nuclear talks.
  6. Saudi Arabia Provokes Takfiris to Attack Shia Houthis in Yemen
    (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Terrorist militants have opened three different fronts in Sa’ada and other northern provinces to raid al-Houthi strongholds there.
  7. Drone Strikes Are Said to Kill Taliban Chief
    LONDON — American drones on Friday killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, dealing a major blow to a militant group that has terrorized Pakistan and that tried to set off a car bomb in New York City in 2010, according to Pakistani intelligence officials and militant commanders in the tribal belt.
  8. Gunmen kill six Shia Hazaras in Mach
    BOLAN: Six people of the Shia Hazara community were killed and one injured when gunmen opened indiscriminate fire at their vehicle in the Mach area of Bolan district on Friday.
  9. Biden urges U.S. lawmakers to hold off on any new Iran sanctions
    (Reuters) – Vice President Joe Biden led a high-powered delegation to Capitol Hill on Thursday to try to persuade U.S. lawmakers to hold off on any more sanctions against Iran and let delicate diplomatic talks over Tehran’s nuclear program unfold.