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Iranian Leader Urges Arms For Palestinians

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused Israel of committing "genocide" in the Gaza Strip and urged Muslims to arm Palestinians. More

WATCH: Hundreds of Kabul residents on July 25 participated in a march against Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip.

Video Iranians Rally In Support Of Gaza

Iranians rallied nationwide on July 25 in a show of support for Palestinians as Israel pursues its military campaign in the Gaza Strip. More

WaPo Journalist Believed Held By Iran

Three Americans, including a reporter for "The Washington Post," appear to have been detained in Iran. More

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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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Nine Months After First 'It's Complicated,' Shifting Priorities In The Middle East

Nine months ago, the world's attention focused on possible missile strikes in Syria in reaction to a deadly chemical attack. Now, as Islamist militants move in on Iraq, world and regional powers are recalibrating their relationships to answer new threats.
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Men's Sports, Shorts Not For Women In Iran

Iranian fans are loving their sports, with their team playing in the World Cup and Tehran hosting an international volleyball event. But not everyone is cheering, at least not in public, because the women best stay at home.
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Iran's Repressed Religious Minorities Using Internet To Practice Faith

A report issued on June 20, by the London based non-profit group Small Media says the Internet is empowering some of Iran's religious minorities.
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Explainer: How Could Washington And Tehran Cooperate Over Iraq?

U.S. and Iranian officials say they could consider cooperating in Iraq against the ISIL. But what form might that take?
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Iraqi Truths: The Enemy Of My Enemy Is My Friend

How do Islamists and Ba'athists end up as allies on one side in Iraq while the United States and Iran share interests on the other? Those are just some of the incongruities characterizing the Iraqi crisis today.
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