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Yemen Fighting 'Iranian Expansion'

Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansur Hadi says his forces are battling Shi'ite Huthi rebels in the country to halt "Iranian expansion." More

Rohani Opposes Nuclear Vote

Iranian President Hassan Rohani has opposed a parliamentary vote on a landmark nuclear agreement with world powers. More

Majid Majidi, director of Muhammad: Messenger Of God

Sunni Scholars Want Ban On Prophet Muhammad Film

Prominent Sunni Muslim scholars are demanding that Tehran ban a film on the life of Prophet Muhammad that was released August 27, though it is expected to break box office records in Shi'ite Muslim Iran. More

U.S. President Barack Obama (file photo)

Obama: Iran Deal Relies On Verification

President Barack Obama has defended the nuclear agreement with Iran during a webcast with U.S. Jewish organizations. More

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

U.S. Urges Iran To Release Ex-Marine

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is urging Iran to free former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati from four years of "unjust detention." More

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Wanted For Terrorism, Commander Of Iran's Quds Force Is Actually Kind And Emotional, Brother Says

An interview with the brother of Qassem Soleimani, whose Quds Force is tasked with expanding Iran's influence, is the latest in a series of public statements aimed at burnishing Soleimani's persona. More
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Features & Commentary

New Walls Rise After Iron Curtain’s Fall

The idea of erecting barriers to keep undesirables at bay did not crumble with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Iron Curtain.

Prominent Iranian Activists, Intellectuals Call On Congress To Back Nuclear Deal

Dozens of prominent Iranian rights activists and academics, including Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, have joined a social-media campaign to express support for the July 14 agreement on Tehran's nuclear program and urge U.S. lawmakers to approve the deal.

Iran's President Questions Role Of Hard-Line Vetters, Meets With Pushback

Loaded words between Iran's president and hard-liners hint at a dispute over the vetting of candidates ahead of elections early next year.

The Faith Healer Who Has The Iranian Regime Scared To Death

Why has the Iranian establishment sentenced a spiritual leader, once courted by government officials, to death?

Iranian Military Facility Takes Center Stage In Nuclear Deal

The Parchin military facility is center stage in the Iran nuclear crisis as new satellite images show vehicles and other objects near where Iran is suspected of conducting past nuclear-related tests.

Senior Iranian Official Reveals Details About Secret Talks With U.S.

Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, has offered new details about the secret negotiations and exchanges that paved the way for the nuclear agreement reached last month in Vienna.

Iranian Sanctions -- Some Go, Some Stay

The Vienna nuclear deal would provide Iran with only partial relief from decades-old sanctions, many of which would still remain in place.

What The Nuclear Deal Means For Iranians

Iranians are hoping to see positive effects from the nuclear deal -- and quickly. But experts warn that they should temper their expectations.

Obama Faces Fight In U.S. Congress Over Iran Deal

After the announcement of a historic deal between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program, the battle over the accord's implementation now moves to the U.S. Congress.

Netanyahu, Other Politicians Slam Iran Nuke Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and politicians from the ruling coalition and the opposition rushed to slam the Iranian nuclear deal as it was announced on July 14.
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