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Latest Iran News

Iranians Killed At Hajj Are Buried

Funeral services were held across Iran for pilgrims killed in a stampede during last month's hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. More

Hajj Stampede Victims Arrive In Iran

The first plane carrying bodies of Iranian pilgrims killed in the hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia has arrived in Tehran, nine days after the disaster that further soured already poor relations between the two regional rivals. More

Kerry, Zarif Meet At UN

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif held an impromptu meeting at a United Nations gathering of world leaders October 2 to discuss Syria and carrying out the Iran nuclear deal. More

Iran Orders Bahraini Diplomat To Leave

Iranian news media are reporting that Iran's Foreign Ministry has declared Bahrain's second-ranking diplomat in Tehran persona non grata and ordered him out of the country. More

Yemeni Government Cuts Ties With Iran

The Saudi-backed Yemeni government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansur Hadi has decided to sever diplomatic relations with Iran. 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

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.

Prominent Iranian Activists, Intellectuals Call On Congress To Back Nuclear Deal

Dozens of prominent Iranian rights activists and academics, including Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, have joined a social-media campaign to express support for the July 14 agreement on Tehran's nuclear program and urge U.S. lawmakers to approve the deal.

Iran's President Questions Role Of Hard-Line Vetters, Meets With Pushback

Loaded words between Iran's president and hard-liners hint at a dispute over the vetting of candidates ahead of elections early next year.
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