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Iranian Foreign Minister Summoned To Explain Walk With Kerry

Iranian state media reported that parliament has summoned Foreign Minister Javid Zarif to appear and explain his recent stroll with U.S. counterpart John Kerry during nuclear negotiations in Geneva More

Iraq's Asian Cup Semifinal Confirmed

Iraq's national soccer team was confirmed as an Asian Cup semifinalist after the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) dismissed a protest from Iran on January 25. More

WATCH: Thousands In Kabul Protest Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

Video Protests Against Charlie Hebdo In Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India

Tens of thousands of Muslims in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and parts of Indian Kashmir have rallied against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. More

Iraq Beats Iran In Key Soccer Match

Iraq’s national soccer team has defeated Iran 7-6 on penalties after a tie score of 3-3 in extra time of their Asia Cup quarterfinal. More

Iranian Ex-Vice President Sentenced

Iran's Supreme Court has sentenced a former vice president to five years and three months in prison and ordered him to pay a fine of 10 billion rial ($360,000). More

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Latest Blog Posts

Iranian Punishment For Acid Attacker Delayed

In a very rare ruling, a man who threw acid on another man in Tehran about a decade ago has been sentenced to be blinded based on the Islamic eye-for-an-eye retribution law. More

Iran's Hard-Liners Irked By Zarif's Geneva Stroll With Kerry

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has come under fire from hard-liners over a recent stroll with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. More
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Features & Commentary

Iran’s Leader Urges Western Youth To Learn About Islam

Iran's supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, has called on young people in Europe and North America to make an effort to understand Islam by reading the Koran and about the life of the Prophet Muhammad.

New Republican Majority Wants A Say On Obama's Iran Talks

Fresh off an electoral victory, Senate Republicans are eyeing several measures to give Congress a say in an Iran nuclear deal, hoping to pick up a few Democrats in the process.

Muslim Press Reacts To Charlie Hebdo Attack

Media in the Muslim world have published a wide variety of reactions to the deadly attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

Tehran Visit Leaves Ex-Congressman 'Guardedly Optimistic'

After making a rare visit to Tehran last month, former U.S. lawmaker Jim Slattery says he is guardedly optimistic about the prospects of a nuclear deal with Iran.

News Analysis: Rohani Makes His Move

In taking on Iran's privileged economic enterprises and supporting the loss of their tax-exempt status, President Hassan Rohani is sending a clear message to both the supreme leader and the powerful Revolutionary Guards.

Iran Honors Its Fallen Jewish Soldiers

Tehran has commemorated Iranian-Jewish soldiers who died in the bloody Iran-Iraq War.

Rise In Cohabitation Has Iran Officials Railing Against 'White Marriage'

Iranian officials are worried about the spread of cohabitation among unmarried couples.
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