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U.S. Businessmen Confess To Selling Technology To Iran, Syria

Two men in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania have agreed to plead guilty to charges of illegally selling banned technology to Middle Eastern countries. More

A policeman stands guard outside Iran's notorious Evin prison. (file photo)

Iran Replaces Prisons Chief After Protests

Iran has appointed a new chief of prisons following protests by family members over reports that inmates had been abused at a notorious jail. More

Washington accuses Hamid Abutalebi of participating in the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.

UN Refuses To Act On Iran Envoy Dispute

A United Nations committee has decided to take no action in connection with the Unites States' refusal to grant a visa to Tehran's nominee to be Iran's ambassador to the UN. More

Russia's Sergei Lavrov (center) speaks on the podium with his counterparts from the other four Caspian littoral states at a news conference in Moscow on April 22.

Lavrov: Caspian Foreign Ministers 'Coordinate' Principles

Russia's foreign minister says the littoral states of the Caspian Sea are coordinating many "principles" aimed at establishing the bases of a treaty on the sea's legal status. More

Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araghchi  (file photo)

Iran Says Next Expert-Level Nuclear Talks To Be Held In New York

Iran says the next round of international expert-level talks on the Iranian nuclear program will be held next month in New York City. More

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Iranian Activists Shave Heads To Support Political Prisoners

Dozens of Iranian men and women have sheared their hair and posted their pictures online to demonstrate solidarity with political prisoners. More

Families Of Iranian Political Prisoners Protest Alleged Prison Raid

Families of political prisoners have demonstrated outside the presidential office in Tehran against what they say was a brutal raid at a notorious prison in the Iranian capital where their relatives are being held. More
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Features & Commentary

Iran Seeks To Offset Advancement Of Women In Medicine

Iran plans to improve medical services by limiting the number of women who are admitted to medical schools. But the cure could be worse than the disease.

Hard-Liners Decry Proposed EU Office in Tehran

Iranian hard-liners say they will not allow the European Union to open an office in the Islamic republic.

Afghans Criticize Government’s Handling Of International Norouz Event

The Afghan government has angered many Afghans by ditching a plan to hold an international Norouz festival in a multimillion-dollar castle specifically built for the event.

Interview: Israeli President Calls For Peaceful Iran Ties

In an exclusive interview with Israel-based journalist Farnoush Ram for RFE/RL's Radio Farda in Jerusalem on March 19, Peres called for peaceful relations between Israel and Iran, insisting his country is against war.

Ashton Under Fire For Meeting With Iran Rights Activists

A meeting in Tehran between EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and rights activists has angered hard-liners, some of whom plan a protest in the Iranian capital on March 12.

Iran's Dervishes Hunger Strike In And Out Of Prison

Thousands of dervishes in Iran and around the world have gone on a hunger strike to protest state pressure they say they are facing. Among them are 10 prisoners and dozens of others in Iran who have said they will take their protest on Saturday (March 8) to the front of the prosecutor-general's office.

Iran Media Censors Polish FM On Iranian Media Censorship

Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski witnessed Iran media censorship firsthand during his recent visit. But as RFE/RL reports, his attempts to send a message to the Iranian authorities was blocked.

Disturbing Video Of Public Iranian Execution Sparks Debate

After footage of a public hanging in Iran went viral, some are questioning whether users of social media are sending the wrong message by sharing such material.

Reading Ukraine In Iran

The events in Ukraine have highlighted the political divide in Iran -- and the Iranian establishment's fear of popular protests similar to the 2009 mass street demonstrations that faced the Islamic Republic with its worst crisis.
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