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Reyhaneh Jabbari defends herself in court during her trial in 2009, which a UN human rights monitor described as flawed.

Iran Hangs Woman For Killing Attacker

Iranian authorities have hanged a 26-year-old woman for the murder of a former intelligence official. More

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman has called on Iran to make the "right choice" as nuclear talk deadline looms.

U.S.: Iran Will Not Get Nuclear Weapon

The top U.S. negotiator in nuclear talks with Iran says Washington will not allow Tehran to obtain nuclear arms. More

Health Minister Says Ebola Could Enter Iran

Iranian Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi said on October 23 that the deadly Ebola virus is likely to enter Iran. More

Iran, China Want Closer Military Ties

The Chinese defense minister has told the visiting head of the Iranian Navy that Beijing wants to strengthen military ties with Iran. More

Hundreds are estimated to have turned out for the protests in Tehran and Isfahan.

Hundreds Of Iranians Protest Acid Attacks

Large crowds numbering in the hundreds have demonstrated in Tehran and Isfahan against several recent acid attacks on women that apparently occurred because they were not properly veiled. More

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In Washington, Poetry Diplomacy With Iran

In an October 23 keynote speech on the status of nuclear negotiations with Iran, U.S. chief nuclear negotiator Wendy Sherman cited a verse by the great Persian poet Saadi. More

Iranian, Arab Media: 'Russia-Iran Anti-IS Operations Room' In Iraq

A report that Iran and Russia were to run a joint operations room in Iraq to combat the Islamic State (IS) group is spreading across Iran's media. More
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Features & Commentary

Iran's Isfahan Outraged Over Acid Attacks

A spate of vicious acid attacks on women has sown fear in the Iranian city of Isfahan.
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Desired Traits Of A Nameless Soldier Of The Hidden Imam

Are you virtuous, pious, and committed to learning the language of the enemy? You just might have what it takes to be an Iranian intelligence officer.
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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?
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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.
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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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