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Former PhD student Omid Kokabee has been in prison for more than five years in Iran. (file photo)

Iranian Student Freed From Evin Prison

Iranian state media have reported that a jailed and ailing Iranian citizen who had been a graduate student in Texas has been released after more than five years in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison. More

Iran Inaugurates Its Own Intranet

Iran's official news agency reports the country has launched the first phase of its National Network of Data, an attempt by Tehran to create its own Intranet. More

Iran Puts Missiles At Nuclear Site

Iranian officials say they have deployed a new Russian-made long-range missile system to protect its Fordo nuclear facility. More

Iran Detains Member Of Nuclear Negotiation Team

Iran says it has detained a member of its negotiation team with world powers on suspicion of spying. More

French Environment Minister Visits Iran, Announces Plans For Joint Projects

French Environment Minister Segolene Royal has announced plans for a series of joint projects with Tehran that are aimed at dealing with energy, water shortages, and pollution. More

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Latest Blog Posts

With Use Of Iranian Base, Russia Is Trying To Send Clear Message

Russia is using an Iranian air base to launch strikes inside Syria, purportedly against Islamic State militants. The United States has cited Moscow's continued bombing of moderate Syrian forces that the United States and its allies support. But there may be a method to Moscow's madness. More

Iran's Rohani Orders Delay In State Recruitment Exams To Address Gender Quotas

President Hassan Rohani has ordered the postponement of state recruitment exams for Iranians seeking government jobs, saying that gender quotas must be fixed and based on "justice." More
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Features & Commentary

Iranian Fans Take To Social Media To Demand Rapper’s Release

Fans of popular Iranian rapper Amir Tataloo have taken to social media to demand his release from custody. Tataloo was detained on charges of spreading corruption and depravity among youth.

Afghan Girl's Death Has Iranians Questioning Ban On Organ Transplants For Foreigners

The death of a 12-year-old Afghan girl in Iran has prompted that country's health minister to publicly defend a national ban on organ transplants for foreigners that some were initially blaming for the tragedy.

Iranian Journalists Alarmed As Media Legislation Resurfaces

Journalists in Iran are sounding the alarm over a government-drafted media regulation bill that is expected to be sent to the parliament for approval soon, after a two-year delay.

Charges Against Cleric Put Iran's Balkan Activities Under Spotlight

The Islamic republic's history of exporting its brand of Islam to the Balkans has come under scrutiny after an Iranian national in Kosovo was charged with financing terrorism.

One Year On: Why Iran Has Yet To Cash In On Nuclear Deal

In the year since a landmark nuclear deal was signed between Iran and world powers, there have been expectations that Tehran would cash in big time. Yet despite the lifting of many UN and Western sanctions, Iran is still internationally isolated and suffering economic hardship.

Iran Promotes Its New 'Martyrs,' Cementing Role In Syria Fighting

Iranian officials appear to be doubling down on their public portrayal of Syria as the front line in a war to defend their brand of "Islamic society."
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