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Iran, World Powers Begin New Nuke Talks

Iran and six wold powers have opened a new round of talks to settle differences preventing a deal on curbing Tehran's nuclear program. More

A still photo from the Iranian "Happy" video

'Happy' Iranians Get Suspended Sentences

Six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' hit "Happy" have been given suspended jail and lashes sentences. More

Iranian President Hassan Rohani (left) and U.S. President Barack Obama

Obama 'Open To Rohani Meeting'

U.S. President Barack Obama is not scheduled to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rohani next week when both will be at the UN General Assembly, but a senior U.S. official said Obama remains open to such a meeting. More

EU Disappointed With Iran's Progress

The European Union says it is disappointed with “very limited” progress by Tehran to address concerns about "possible military dimensions" of its nuclear program. More

Iranian President Hassan Rohani (file photo)

Rohani: IS Wants To Kill 'Humanity'

Iranian President Hassan Rohani has condemned the widespread killing by radical Islamic State (IS) militants in the parts of Syria and Iraq that they control. 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
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Features & Commentary

Coalition Of One: Iran Leads Own Fight Against Islamic State

Iran is not part of the international coalition against Islamic State militants. But it is waging a war of its own with the group that is likely to overlap with the U.S.-led effort in unpredictable ways.
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Tehran In No Mood To Laugh At Khomeini Jokes

Jokes mocking Islamic republic founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, spread widely on social media, have attracted the attention of the authorities.
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Iranian Women's Monthly Under Pressure From Hard-Liners

Prominent Iranian female editor Shahla Sherkat has come under pressure by Iranian hard-liners over her recently launched publication devoted to women's issues.
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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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