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U.S. House Votes To End Oil-Export Ban

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to support a bill that would end the country's ban on exporting oil. More

U.S. Warns Not To Invest In Iran Before Sanctions Lifted

Reuters is reporting that the Obama administration has privately reminded foreign governments and U.S. bankers that sanctions against Iran remain in effect and they should not rush to invest in Iran. More

General Hussein Hamedani was reportedly killed on October 8.

Death Of Iranian General On Syria Mission Highlights Tehran’s Commitment

Iran’s deepening investment in the struggling regime of its closest regional ally, Syria, came into further focus this week with the death of a top general in the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). More

Iranian General Killed On Syria Advisory Mission

An Iranian general has been reported killed near the Syrian city of Aleppo. More

Death Toll From Hajj Crush Now Over 1220

The stampede last month during the hajj pilgrimage near Mecca killed between 1,358 and 1,470 people, according to independent tallies by news organizations. More

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Conspiracy Theories Fly In Iran Over Deadly Hajj Incident

Following the recent deadly hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia, Iranian hard-liners have pushed conspiracy theories blaming the United States and Israel for the tragedy, and even suggesting that Saudi security forces may have kidnapped missing Iranian VIP pilgrims. More
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Features & Commentary

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.

Supreme Leader Revives Feared Intelligence Unit Of Iran's IRGC

The intelligence branch of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has been very active of late, in what could be a sign that the country's supreme leader is circumventing the government to take out perceived threats to the regime.

Iranian Activists Call On Iran To End Support For Syria's Assad

Scores of Iranian political activists and intellectuals have launched an online campaign calling on Iran to end its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and take in Syrian refugees fleeing violence there.

Iranian Defends Barring Soccer-Star Wife From Travel

An Iranian man who barred his soccer-star spouse from playing in a tournament abroad has defended his actions and criticized foreign media for covering the case.

Iranian Female Soccer Star Faces Husband-Imposed Travel Ban

A star Iranian female soccer player is pushing back against a law banning married women from traveling abroad without their husband's consent after her spouse refused to allow her to participate in an international tournament.

'Refugee Air' Aims To Get Sky Route For Refugees Off The Ground

A group of Iranian emigres and friends has announced an ambitious project to mount a crowdfunded airlift from troubled areas around the Mediterranean to Sweden, allowing would-be refugees to bypass hazardous land-and-sea journeys via what they're calling Refugee Air.

Kyiv Seen As Using A Bit Of Street Smarts To Rankle Russia

Officials in Kyiv have renamed the street hosting the Russian consulate in honor of volunteer battalions fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. The move is part of a long tradition of using street signs to rankle political foes.

Iran's Cyberpolice Call On Internet Giants To Prevent ‘Crime' Amid Telegram Concerns

Iranian authorities have called on major global Internet firms to cooperate with Tehran in efforts to curtail "criminal" activity online, heightening concerns of potential further restrictions on free speech in the country.

New Walls Rise After Iron Curtain’s Fall

The idea of erecting barriers to keep undesirables at bay did not crumble with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Iron Curtain.
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