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Iranian President Hassan Rohani

Iran President Speaks With World Leaders

Iranian President Hassan Rohani spoke by telephone March 26 with the leaders of France, Britain, and Russia in an attempt to break an impasse that has held up a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. More

Iranian journalist Amir Hossein Motaqi (left), with Rohani's younger brother and adviser, Hossein Fereydoun

Journalist Who Backed Rohani Flees Iran

An Iranian journalist who campaigned for Iran's President Hassan Rohani and who had traveled to Lausanne with the Iranian nuclear negotiators to cover the last round of nuclear talks is seeking political asylum in Switzerland. More

People gather at the site of an air strike in a residential area near Sanaa airport on March 26.

Yemeni President In Saudi Arabia Amid Strikes

Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has reportedly arrived in Saudi Arabia as coalition led by Riyadh launched air strikes against Shi’ite rebels in Yemen. More

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif leaves his hotel in Lausanne on March 20 after six days of bilateral meetings.

Talks On Iran's Nuke Program Resume

Talks on Iran's nuclear program resumed on March 26 as a deadline for a framework agreement drew nearer. More

Obama Will Not Comment On Reports Israel Spied On Iran Negotiations

U.S. President Barack Obama says he will not comment on reports that Israel spied on closed-door negotiations over Iran's nuclear program. More

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Major Military Operation Against IS Expected

The deputy head of Anbar's provincial council says that an extended military operation to liberate towns and areas in Anbar from the militants is expected to commence soon. More

Iran Deputy FM Accuses U.S. Of Seeking To Control, Not Destroy, IS

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iran's deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, has accused the United States of supplying food and weapons to the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria, and of seeking to control, not destroy the extremists. More
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Features & Commentary

Iran Negotiations: The Deal-Breakers

Negotiators appear to be nearing a nuclear deal with Iran, but influential voices in both Tehran and the West have drawn clear red lines that could scuttle any agreement.
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Explainer: Unpacking The Iran Sanctions

A nuclear deal with Iran appears to hinge on sanctions relief. Here's a look at who imposed the long list of sanctions against Tehran, what they target, and how easy it would be to lift them.
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Letter War Breaks Out Between U.S. Senators, Iranian Leaders

After a group of U.S. Congressmen wrote a letter schooling Iran over the particulars of the U.S. political system, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif shot back with a cheeky epistle of his own.
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Iran's Role In Iraq's Fight Against IS

As the battle to retake the Iraqi city of Tikrit from Islamic State militants intensifies, Iran's military role has become increasingly evident.
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Israeli Ex-Official Talks Tough On Nukes

A former national security adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says world powers must step up their resolve to ensure that Iran does not develop nuclear weapons.
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Iranian Politicians Said To Have U.S. Green Cards

"Death to America" might be a common refrain in Tehran, but several Iranian officials and parliamentarians reportedly hold documents allowing them to live and work in the United States.
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Iranian Groups Challenge West With Holocaust-Denial Cartoon Contest

Two Iranian organizations have launched a Holocaust-denial cartoon contest in response to caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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