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Iran To Help Lebanon Army Fight Extremists

A senior Iranian official has said that Tehran will supply the Lebanese army with military equipment to be used in fighting Muslim extremist groups. More

Iran's Nuke Program 'Must Be Dismantled'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told the UN General Assembly in New York Iran’s nuclear capabilities “must be fully dismantled.” More

Iran: Nuke Talks To Resume By Mid-October

Tehran says talks between Iran and world powers over Iran's nuclear program will resume in Europe before mid-October. More

Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) and his counterparts from Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan pose for a photo during the Caspian summit in Astrakhan.

Caspian Summit Kicks Off In Russia

The fourth Caspian Sea summit has opened in the Russian city of Astrakhan with the leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan in attendance. More

Iranian-American pastor Iran Saeed Abedini (file photo)

Idaho Vigils Held For Pastor In Iran

The small Idaho town of Meridian was one of several municipalities in the U.S. state that held a vigil to pray for the safe return of Christian pastor Saeed Abedini who is in an Iranian jail. More

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Coalition Of One: Iran Leads Own Fight Against Islamic State

Iran is not part of the international coalition against Islamic State militants. But it is waging a war of its own with the group that is likely to overlap with the U.S.-led effort in unpredictable ways.
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Tehran In No Mood To Laugh At Khomeini Jokes

Jokes mocking Islamic republic founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, spread widely on social media, have attracted the attention of the authorities.
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Iranian Women's Monthly Under Pressure From Hard-Liners

Prominent Iranian female editor Shahla Sherkat has come under pressure by Iranian hard-liners over her recently launched publication devoted to women's issues.
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Famed Iranian Poet Simin Behbahani Dies At 87

One of Iran’s most prominent poets, Simin Behbahani, has died in Tehran, where she had been hospitalized since August 6.
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Iran Lawmakers Urge Ministry To Condemn 'Rights Abuses' In Riot-Hit U.S. Town

Iranian hard-liners hostile to the United States are using the unrest in Missouri to bash Washington and get back at the United States for criticism of the human rights situation in the Islamic republic.
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Iranian Math Genius's Photos Too Racy For Media Back Home

Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani has become the first woman to win the most prestigious award in her field. But coverage of this achievement has presented problems for Iranian media, who have digitally altered photos to obscure Mirzakhani's hair and skin to keep censors happy.
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'Anti-Sunni' Satellite Channels Under Fire In Iran

Iran has closed down the offices of a number of religious satellite channels for creating sectarian rifts.
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