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Iran Buries Diplomat Killed At Hajj

Iran has held a ceremonious funeral for its former ambassador to Lebanon, who was killed in the hajj stampede outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca in September. More

UN Iran Nuclear Report Not 'Black Or White'

The UN's nuclear watchdog says its report on whether Iran has in the past carried out work related to nuclear weapons will not make a clear-cut conclusion. More

Missing Iranian Diplomat Found

The body of a former Iranian diplomat missing since the September hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia has been found, Iranian news agencies have reported. More

Moscow To Send S-300s To Iran 'This Year'

Moscow expects to begin supplying advanced S-300 antiaircraft missile systems to Iran before the end of this year, a top Russian official has said. More

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi

Iran: Nuclear Deal Set For January Start

A senior Iranian diplomat says Tehran expects its landmark nuclear deal with world powers to enter into force early next year. More

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Senior Iranian Cleric Refuses To Meet With Culture Minister

Senior Qom-based hard-line Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi has refused to meet with Iranian Culture Minister Ali Jannati to demonstrate his disapproval of the ministry's policies, deemed too liberal by hard-liners. More

Rohani Hits Back At Iranian Hard-Liners Over Spate Of Arrests

The arrests appear to be a backlash against Iran's landmark nuclear agreement reached with world powers in July, as well as part of hard-liners' efforts to stifle the political atmosphere ahead of national elections early next year. More
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Putin Gives Khamenei Rare Copy Of Ancient Muslim Tome

A Koran that President Vladimir Putin gave to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is one of the few copies made of the original edition of the Muslim holy book, which was first put into print in the 7th century. The copy, one of only a handful such reproductions that still exist, is somewhat of a treasure unto itself, with its own saga.

The 'Red-Wine Line' Iran Won't Cross

The cancellation of a state dinner in Paris for Iranian President Hassan Rohani next week, because Tehran objected to the serving of wine during the meal, highlights some of the restrictions the Islamic republic's officials face while practicing statecraft abroad.

Video Director Denies Blame For Alleged 'Insult' Of Ethnic Azeris On Iranian TV Show

The director of an Iranian children's show that sparked protests after it depicted members of the country's Azeri minority mistaking a toilet brush for a toothbrush questions how he could have insulted anyone.

Iranian Activists Campaign To Bring More Women Into Parliament

Iranian women's rights groups have launched a campaign they hope will put more female faces in parliament after February elections. In a challenge to Iran's patriarchal politics, the activists are also handing out "red cards" to candidates -- male and female -- who oppose gender equality.

Explainer: Why Assad And Putin Met In Moscow

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has made his first foreign trip in four years for a surprise meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Why?

Iranian Hostage Takers' Son Enjoys U.S. Life

A son of the Islamic Revolution is studying in the United States -- aka the "Great Satan" in Iran -- to the chagrin of hard-liners and a man held captive by his revolutionary parents in the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.

Iranian Reports Suggest Rockets Crashed

Local reports suggest Iranians saw mysterious objects in the skies over Iran that in some cases were accompanied by the sound of explosions -- despite radio silence from Tehran over whether Russian missile failures landed in Iran.

Iran's Powerful Revolutionary Guards Chief Warns Of ‘Nuclear Sedition,’ U.S. Plot

A powerful hard-line security official in Iran referred to events surrounding the international deal to curb Tehran’s nuclear activities as “sedition” that is part of a larger U.S. plot.
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