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Iran Investigates Acid Attacks On Women

Iranian officials said they are investigating a series of acid attacks on women that occurred in the historic city of Isfahan in recent days. More

Nasrin Sotoudeh after her release from Evin Prison in 2013

Iran Bans Rights Lawyer From Profession

Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh says she has been banned from practicing her profession for three years. More

Iran Summons Pakistani Envoy Over Deaths

Tehran summoned the Pakistani ambassador to demand that Islamabad stop "terrorists and rebels" from crossing into Iran's border province of Sistan-Baluchistan. More

Iraqi Prime Minister To Visit Tehran

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi is to visit Iran on October 20 for talks on Baghdad's battle against the Islamic State (IS) group. More

Iran Says Militants Entering From Pakistan

An Iranian military official says Tehran has proof that militants are entering Iran from Pakistan to carry out attacks. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Islamic State 'Funded By Saudi Petrodollars,' Says Iran's Friday Prayer Leader

Iran has continued to lash out at its regional rival Saudi Arabia, with Tehran's Friday Prayer leader Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami accusing the Gulf state of funding Islamic State (IS) group militants in Syria and Iraq. More

Iran Boasts Of 'Magnificent' Qods Force Commander In Fight Against IS

Iran has made a concerted effort in recent weeks to show the world that Qassem Soleimani -- and by extension, the Qods Force -- is playing an important role in bolstering Shi'ite militias against Islamic State militants in Iraq. More
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Features & Commentary

Falling Oil Prices Spell Trouble For Some, But Could Also Boost Global Growth

The price of oil has fallen some 20 percent since June, spelling big trouble for oil exporting countries like Russia and Iran. What's behind the drop?

Six Iranian Filmmakers Launch Campaign Urging Deal Over Nuclear Crisis

A group of six internationally-known Iranian filmmakers have started an Internet campaign urging Tehran and world powers to reach a deal to end the crisis over Tehran's nuclear program.

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.

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.

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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