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Latest Iran News

Iranian Parliament Gives Backing To Nuclear Deal

Iran's official IRNA news agency reports the Iranian parliament has given its backing to the government to implement a nuclear deal with world powers. More

EU Warns Airlines Over Russian Missiles

The EU's aviation regulator has warned airlines of the potential danger of flying over Iran, Iraq, and the Caspian Sea after Russia fired cruise missiles at Syrian targets. More

Iranian Parliament Approves Outline Of Bill On Nuclear Deal

Iran’s parliament has given initial approval to a bill allowing Tehran to implement a nuclear deal with world powers that would significantly curb its atomic activities in exchange for some sanctions relief. More

Iranian-American Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian in 2013

Iran 'Convicts' Wash Post Journalist

An Iranian court has reportedly convicted Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian in a case that has impeded efforts to ease hostility between Tehran and Washington. More

Iran Tests New Long-Range Missile

Iran announced on October 11 that it had successfully tested a new domestically produced long-range missile. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Conspiracy Theories Fly In Iran Over Deadly Hajj Incident

Following the recent deadly hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia, Iranian hard-liners have pushed conspiracy theories blaming the United States and Israel for the tragedy, and even suggesting that Saudi security forces may have kidnapped missing Iranian VIP pilgrims. More
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Features & Commentary

Iranian Hostage Takers' Son Enjoys U.S. Life

A son of the Islamic Revolution is studying in the United States -- aka the "Great Satan" in Iran -- to the chagrin of hard-liners and a man held captive by his revolutionary parents in the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.

Iranian Reports Suggest Rockets Crashed

Local reports suggest Iranians saw mysterious objects in the skies over Iran that in some cases were accompanied by the sound of explosions -- despite radio silence from Tehran over whether Russian missile failures landed in Iran.

Iran's Powerful Revolutionary Guards Chief Warns Of ‘Nuclear Sedition,’ U.S. Plot

A powerful hard-line security official in Iran referred to events surrounding the international deal to curb Tehran’s nuclear activities as “sedition” that is part of a larger U.S. plot.

Supreme Leader Revives Feared Intelligence Unit Of Iran's IRGC

The intelligence branch of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has been very active of late, in what could be a sign that the country's supreme leader is circumventing the government to take out perceived threats to the regime.

Iranian Activists Call On Iran To End Support For Syria's Assad

Scores of Iranian political activists and intellectuals have launched an online campaign calling on Iran to end its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and take in Syrian refugees fleeing violence there.

Iranian Defends Barring Soccer-Star Wife From Travel

An Iranian man who barred his soccer-star spouse from playing in a tournament abroad has defended his actions and criticized foreign media for covering the case.

Iranian Female Soccer Star Faces Husband-Imposed Travel Ban

A star Iranian female soccer player is pushing back against a law banning married women from traveling abroad without their husband's consent after her spouse refused to allow her to participate in an international tournament.

'Refugee Air' Aims To Get Sky Route For Refugees Off The Ground

A group of Iranian emigres and friends has announced an ambitious project to mount a crowdfunded airlift from troubled areas around the Mediterranean to Sweden, allowing would-be refugees to bypass hazardous land-and-sea journeys via what they're calling Refugee Air.

Kyiv Seen As Using A Bit Of Street Smarts To Rankle Russia

Officials in Kyiv have renamed the street hosting the Russian consulate in honor of volunteer battalions fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. The move is part of a long tradition of using street signs to rankle political foes.

Iran's Cyberpolice Call On Internet Giants To Prevent ‘Crime' Amid Telegram Concerns

Iranian authorities have called on major global Internet firms to cooperate with Tehran in efforts to curtail "criminal" activity online, heightening concerns of potential further restrictions on free speech in the country.
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