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Iran Appoints New Armed Forces Chief

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has appointed a Revolutionary Guard general as the chief of staff of the country’s armed forces. More

ZTE Corporation is a Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment company headquartered in Shenzhen, China.

U.S. Extends Reprieve For China's ZTE In Iran Sanctions Case

The U.S. government has extended through August 30 a reprieve for ZTE Corp. from tough export restrictions imposed for allegedly violating sanctions against Iran. More

Iran’s Leader Denounces Bahrain Government's 'Foolishness'

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused Bahrain's Sunni-led government of "blatant foolishness and insanity" for stripping the kingdom's most prominent Shi'ite cleric of his citizenship. More

Iranian Troops Fight Kurdish Separatists

Iran's powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) says security forces clashed with suspected Kurdish militants in the country's northwest, leaving at least five insurgents dead. More

SCO Declines Russian Bid To Enlist Iran

The China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organization has refused to enlist Iran, despite a request from Russia. More

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Leaked Salaries Cast Iran Officials In Harsh Light, But To What End?

Simmering anger in Iran's hard-line media over official salaries has forced President Hassan Rohani's administration onto the defensive with a likely reelection bid for the relative moderate on the horizon. More

Red Card For Yellow Pants: SpongeBob Gets Iran Soccer Player In Hot Water

An Iranian soccer player has been banned from domestic matches for six months over "inappropriate" behavior that included the wearing of SpongeBob SquarePants trousers. More
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Features & Commentary

WHO's Cancer Warning No Shock For 'Hot Tea'-Happy Iran

Iranian tea-drinking practices are likely to come under the spotlight after a review of more than 1,000 studies indicated that drinking "very hot" beverages is "probably carcinogenic to humans

From Blog To Telegram, Iranian Citizen Journalist Keeps Challenging Regime

An Iranian emigre toils over serious questions of nuclear safety all day, but his nights are filled with humor -- often at the expense of Iran's leadership.
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