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IAEA inspectors run tests inside Iran's Natanz uranium enrichment plant earlier this year.

Iran Removes Stockpile Under Nuke Deal

A nuclear watchdog says Iran has eliminated its most-sensitive stockpile of enriched uranium gas as pledged under a temporary nuclear deal signed with six world powers last year. More

Putin, Rohani Discuss Gaza Conflict

Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed with Iranian President Hassan Rohani on the need for a swift end to the military conflict in Gaza. More

Iran Nuclear Deadline Extended

World powers and Iran have agreed to extend talks on Tehran's nuclear program by four months, as the United States said it would unblock some $2.8 billion in frozen Iranian funds. More

Obama Sees Gaps In Iran Talks

President Barack Obama on July 16 said there are "still significant gaps" and more work to do on Iran nuclear talks. More

Obama, Kerry Discuss 'Path Forward' On Iran Nuclear Talks

The White House says President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry met on July 16 to discuss the "path forward" on Iranian nuclear talks. More

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Iranian Official Dressed Down Over Revealing Women’s Leggings

Iran's interior minister has been subjected to searing criticism by lawmakers who say he is not doing enough to crack down on skin-tight leggings popular among Iranian women. More
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Features & Commentary

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Iran Enters The Fray In Iraq

Iran is closely watching events in neighboring Iraq, where fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are reportedly pushing toward Baghdad after taking over Mosul and Tikrit.
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