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Iran banned American cars after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gave a speech criticizing them.

Iran Bans American Cars After Critical Speech By Khamenei

Iran has stopped importing U.S.-made cars because of a speech by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticizing them, news agencies report. More

Religious Freedom Seen Deteriorating

The latest report by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says religious freedom across the world deteriorated in 2015. More

Iran's Nuclear Chief To Meet Head Of Czech Nuclear Watchdog

The head of Tehran's nuclear program, Iranian Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi, is set to meet the head of the Czech Republic's nuclear watchdog on May 3. More

South Korean President Park Geun-hye (left) and Iranian President Hassan Rohani said they aim to triple their trade to $18 billion a year.

Iran: Oil Exports To South Korea Up Fourfold

Iran has increased oil exports to South Korea fourfold since January and now hopes to triple its yearly trade with Seoul, Iranian leaders have said. More

Iran's Nuclear Chief Visits Prague For Talks

The head of Tehran’s nuclear program, Iranian Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi, is visiting Prague on May 2 to talk about possible business deals in the Czech Republic following the lifting of sanctions under a nuclear accord with world powers. More

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Iran Launches Undercover Morality Unit

Iranian authorities have launched a new undercover police unit that will be tasked with monitoring citizens' morality in the Iranian capital and reporting transgressions to authorities. More

If The Goal Is To Defeat Islamic State, Don't Rely On Russia To Help

Three historic developments have taken place in Syria in the last month and a half. Any of these events could have substantial impact on the collective efforts to combat IS, but each of them is clouded in myth, distortion, and broken promises. More
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Features & Commentary

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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Could Runoffs Tilt Iran's Balance Of Power?

Two months after elections that brought Iran's moderates back in from the cold, runoff votes to fill nearly one-quarter of the parliament could still pack some surprises.
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U.S. Arrest Awakens Ghosts Of Turkey's Iran-Gold Scandal

A Turkish political scandal centered on funneling gold to sanctions-hit Iran three years ago could get a new life as U.S. authorities prosecute a key suspect.
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Iranian Hard-Liners Link Afghan Girl’s Killing To Telegram Messaging App

After a horrifying crime sent shock waves through Iranian society, hard-line conservatives found the perfect scapegoat to blame the killing on -- technology.
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Life In Limbo For Afghan Migrants In Turkey

Blocked from Europe, and unwilling to return home, Afghan migrants in Turkey say life is passing them by.
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Video Killing Of Afghan Girl Prompts Outrage In Iran

The horrific killing of a 6-year-old Afghan migrant girl outside Tehran has sparked unprecedented condemnation in Iran.
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Saudi Arabia's 'Islamic' Coalition: Spin Or Substance?

In December, Saudi Arabia announced the formation of a new military alliance of Islamic countries to fight terrorism. Months later, questions remain about the makeup and motives of the 34-country coalition.
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Iranian President's Khatami Comments Officially Fall On Deaf Ears

Iran's President Hassan Rohani broke a long-standing taboo by praising a reformist predecessor, Mohammad Khatami. But while those who heard the remarks responded wildly, the comments were officially met with silence.
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Rags To Riches To Death Row: The Rise And Fall Of An Iranian Billionaire

Babak Zanjani, one of the richest men in Iran, has been sentenced to death on corruption charges for pocketing billions of dollars in oil revenues when the country faced international sanctions.
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