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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said all opposition groups that have taken up arms against the government are "terrorists."

Russia Keeps Bombing Despite Syrian Truce Agreement

Russia pressed on with its bombing campaign in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on February 12 despite agreeing to a pause in combat in Munich negotiations. More

'New Paradigm' Sought In Middle East

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini issued calls for increased cooperation among the nations of the Middle East. More

Iran Cracks Down On Valentine’s Day

Iran is cracking down on Valentine’s Day celebrations in an effort to fight “decadent Western culture." More

WATCH: Kerry Says Peace Only Possible If Syria Whole And Secular

Video U.S., Russia, European Powers Agree To Syrian Truce In Week

Major powers agreed to a cessation of hostilities in Syria and to expand delivery of humanitarian aid to people caught up in the conflict, top diplomats said in Munich on February 12. More

"Whenever we've detected that there may be a potential for moving away from the commitments, we've engaged with our Iranian counterparts, and they've addressed those concerns every single time," said Stephen Mull of the U.S. State Department. (file photo)

Iran Said To Have Kept To Nuclear Deal

A senior U.S. official says Iran so far has kept its commitments under the nuclear agreement with world powers implemented last month. More

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Tehran Just Had A Crazy Car-Wash Attack

Things turned violent and messy at a car wash in the Iranian capital when city workers reportedly beat up the staff and destroyed the property amid a long-running land dispute. More

Iran Releases New Footage Of U.S. Sailors

Iran has released more footage and images of U.S. sailors who were briefly detained last month by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, including images that appear to show one of them crying. More
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Features & Commentary

Capture Of U.S. Sailors Reenacted At Celebrations Of Iran’s 1979 Revolution

The capture of 10 U.S. sailors by Iranian forces last month was reenacted at rallies in Iran celebrating the anniversary of the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution.
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Is Collecting Garbage A Crime In Iran?

Left with few options to legally highlight state repression in Iran, Mohammad Maleki and Mohammad Nurizad settled on a seemingly innocuous form of public protest -- collecting garbage from the streets of Tehran. That's not a crime. Or is it?
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Iranian Commanders Who Detained U.S. Sailors Receive Hero Treatment

Officers with Iran's powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) have been showered with accolades for their detention of U.S. sailors who accidently crossed into Iranian waters.
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Iranian President Slams Mass Candidate Ban

Iran's president has criticized the mass disqualification of candidates in next month's parliamentary elections, suggesting the decision could make the vote pointless.
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Iran To Rejoin World Markets With Implementation Of Nuclear Deal

Now that the final steps are being taken to lift economic sanctions against Iran as part of its nuclear agreement with world powers, what are the economic implications of the deal?
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Flashpoints Fuel Critics Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Iran's brief detention of U.S. Navy patrol boats and their crew for straying into Iranian waters is just the latest incident to test the countries' relations in the wake of July's landmark nuclear agreement, and comes just days before the expected lifting of international sanctions against Tehran.
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In Cartoons: How Iranians, Saudis See Each Other

As Iranian-Saudi tensions soar over Riyadh's execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric, here's a sample of how Iran and Saudi Arabia see each other -- in cartoons.
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Explainer: The U.S. Spending Bill And Foreign Policy, From Crude Oil To Russian Rocket Engines

Included in a massive spending bill passed by the U.S. Congress are numerous policy amendments that could have an impact on Washington's foreign policy in significant ways.
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Iranian Americans Blast 'Discriminatory' Effort To Improve U.S. Visa Rules 

A bill intended to close avenues for potential terrorists to enter the United States visa-free has left many Iranian-Americans fearing discriminatory consequences.
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