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Latest Iran News

Iran Demands Halt To Saudi-Led Strikes, Calls For Dialogue In Yemen

Iran has called for an “immediate halt” to the Saudi-led military operation against Shi’ite Huthi rebels in Yemen, warning that the "attack" endangered the whole region. More

The deadline on reaching an agreement is today.

Final Push Ahead Of Iran Deadline

Negotiators from Iran and six world powers have begun their final day of talks before a midnight deadline for a framework agreement to impose limits on Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. More

Iran Confirms Journalist Defected

Iran's government has confirmed that an Iranian journalist had defected while covering negotiations in Switzerland between Tehran and world powers on the country's nuclear program. More

Iran Says U.S. Drone Killed Two Advisers

Tehran says a U.S. drone strike killed two Iranian advisers in Iraq last week, but the United States says it has only struck Islamic State (IS) militants in its campaign. More

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting in Lausanne on March 30.

Iran Nuclear Negotiations Intensify

Negotiations are intensifying in Switzerland as a deadline to reach a preliminary deal on Tehran's nuclear program looms, with differences still remaining. More

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Iran Talks: The Things Bored Journalists Tweet

As they await the results of closed-door nuclear negotiations between Iran and world powers in the Swiss city of Lausanne, journalists are tweeting the time away.​ More

Major Military Operation Against IS Expected

The deputy head of Anbar's provincial council says that an extended military operation to liberate towns and areas in Anbar from the militants is expected to commence soon. More
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Features & Commentary

Who Has A Stake In Yemen Fight

Saudi Arabia's military intervention against Iranian-backed militants in Yemen has raised the stakes in a region already wracked by multiple conflicts, and reverberates well beyond the Middle East. Here's a look at who has a stake in the fight.

Iran Negotiations: The Deal-Breakers

Negotiators appear to be nearing a nuclear deal with Iran, but influential voices in both Tehran and the West have drawn clear red lines that could scuttle any agreement.

Explainer: Unpacking The Iran Sanctions

A nuclear deal with Iran appears to hinge on sanctions relief. Here's a look at who imposed the long list of sanctions against Tehran, what they target, and how easy it would be to lift them.

Letter War Breaks Out Between U.S. Senators, Iranian Leaders

After a group of U.S. Congressmen wrote a letter schooling Iran over the particulars of the U.S. political system, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif shot back with a cheeky epistle of his own.

Iran's Role In Iraq's Fight Against IS

As the battle to retake the Iraqi city of Tikrit from Islamic State militants intensifies, Iran's military role has become increasingly evident.

Israeli Ex-Official Talks Tough On Nukes

A former national security adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says world powers must step up their resolve to ensure that Iran does not develop nuclear weapons.

Iranian Politicians Said To Have U.S. Green Cards

"Death to America" might be a common refrain in Tehran, but several Iranian officials and parliamentarians reportedly hold documents allowing them to live and work in the United States.

Iranian Groups Challenge West With Holocaust-Denial Cartoon Contest

Two Iranian organizations have launched a Holocaust-denial cartoon contest in response to caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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