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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (left) met with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on August 29.

U.S. Imposes More Iran Sanctions

The United States has announced newly imposed sanctions against more than 25 Iranian entities and individuals that Washington accuses of a range of transgressions. More

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (left) and Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov shake hands at a news conference in Moscow on August 29.

Iran's Hoping For Positive Nuclear Talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is due in Moscow for talks with senior Russian officials. More

Russia Says Chance For Nuclear Deal That Would Lift Iran Sanctions

Russia says there is a chance that global talks on Iran's nuclear program will lead to the lifting of UN sanctions imposed on Tehran. More

A picture released by the official website of Iran's Revolutionary Guards on August 25 shows an alleged Israeli drone that was shot down above the Natanz uranium-enrichment site.

Iran: 'Israeli' Drone Has 'Ex-Soviet' Origin

An Iranian military official said on August 27 that an alleged Israeli drone shot down close to the Natanz nuclear facility was launched from a former Soviet Republic to the north of Iran. More

Western governments fear that the Arak reactor could potentially provide Iran with weapons-grade plutonium.

Iran To Address Arak Concerns

Iranian media say Tehran has started to modify its Arak heavy-water reactor and limit plutonium output to allay Western concerns that the Islamic republic could be seeking nuclear weapons capability. More

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Senior Iranian Ayatollah Says High-Speed Mobile Internet Is Un-Islamic

A senior Iranian cleric has warned against high-speed mobile Internet while calling on authorities to impose restrictions before making it available to the public on a large scale. More

Is Turkmenistan Losing Iran As A Gas Customer?

Iran's oil minister says his country no longer needs gas from Turkmenistan. While it might just be a bargaining tactic, it could reflect a potential shift in Iran's role in the international gas market. More
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Features & Commentary

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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Iranian Satellite Jamming Causes Storm Of Controversy

The Iranian government's signal jamming has been blamed for the failure to forecast a deadly storm last month in Tehran.
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Photogallery Wave Of Forgiveness Washes Over Iran

Despite the regime's endorsement of capital punishment as a crime deterrent, a wave of mercy and forgiveness has gripped Iran.
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Obituary: Iranian Revolution's Willing Executioner

Tehran is mourning the loss of a key figure of the Islamic Revolution, but the life of judge and cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammadi Gilani will be defined by his willingness to execute opponents of the regime.
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Explainer: How Iran Could Help Iraq Fight ISIL

Reports suggest Iran has deployed several of its warplanes in Iraq to help its ally, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, in his government’s battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Analysts say Iran's potential military assistance to Iraq could also include training and mobilizing Shi'ite militant groups.
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Iran's Population Drive Could Outlaw Vasectomies

As part of Iran's efforts to boost its population, common surgical sterilization procedures could become jailable offenses under legislation currently going through parliament.
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