Apple admits that new iPod Nano is subject to battery failure and scratched screens.
Read the report here.
Prime Minister Tony Blair and Defence Secretary John Reid have been holding secret talks with Saudi Arabia in pursuit of a huge arms deal worth up to GBP40 billion, The Guardian reported today.
Reporters Without Borders has published a Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents (in English, French, Chinese, Arabic and Persian), in which experts and bloggers from all over the world advise Internet users how to set up their own blogs and get them known, while preserving their personal anonymity.
Art imitates Life, Life imitates Art:
The top picture is of Anthony Quinn in the Federico Fellini's film La Strada.
The bottom picture is taken by a Hungarian photojournalist this year and shows an Iranian strongman in Tajrish Square, Tehran.
Mouse Zedong or Mickey Mao?
Communist cadres share centre stage with Mickey as long-awaited ?1bn theme park opens. Read the story here.
Darius the London Bus driver.
The British Museum's Forgotten Empire: The World of Ancient Persia stunning new exhibition reveals the power, magnificence and sophistication of the ancient Iran.
On our visit to the beautiful city of Freiburg this summer, I came across this tiles mosaic on the pavement. Apparently Freiburg has several sister-cities throughout the world and the latest one is Isfahan. The Southern Germany city of Freiburg isn't usually particularly concerned with international disputes but that changed when Isfahan made headlines by resuming work at its nuclear facility. That has led to calls in Freiburg to exert more influence on its Iranian sister!