We're going to hear about a brand new musical instrument. It's called the 'Hafez.' It was created by Iranian musician Hafez Nazeri. He says it's in the setar family. Hafez Nazeri says it was time to update it.
Three young Americans detained in Iran over alleged illegal entry are to be charged with espionage. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appealed for their release. Marco Werman spoke with Borzou Daragahi.
Marco Werman gets details from reporter Steve Stecklow on a new mosque recently built in Nicaragua. There are conflicting reports on how it was funded; including rumors has that it was built with Iranian money.
Today is the 30th anniversary of the Iranian hostage crisis. Today, an official rally in Teheran marked the anniversary. Opposition supporters staged a demonstration of their own. Anchor Marco Werman talks with author Robin Wright.
Persian language bloggers have been weighing in on the day's events in Tehran. Those bloggers are the subject of some new research by The BBC World Service Trust and a Persian website called Balatarin. Marco Werman hears more from Clark Boyd.