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Iranian Minister for Science, Research, and Technology Reza Faraji Dana addresses parliament during his impeachment process in Tehran on August 20.

Iran's Science Minister Ousted

Iranian lawmakers have dismissed the Islamic republic's science minister in a blow to moderate President Hassan Rohani. More

Uzbek President Heading To China

Uzbek President Islam Karimov is traveling to China on August 19 for an official visit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. More

HRW Wants Iranian Prisoners Freed

Human Rights Watch is urging Iranian authorities to "immediately and unconditionally" release immediately dozens of prisoners jailed in the northern city of Karaj. More

Iran Won't Pay 'Any Price' For Nuke Deal

A top Iranian negotiator says Tehran will not sign a deal to end the international crisis over its nuclear program at "any price." More

Hundreds Hurt In Iran Quake

Iranian officials say an earthquake that hit the west of the country has injured at least 250 people. More

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Is Turkmenistan Losing Iran As A Gas Customer?

Iran's oil minister says his country no longer needs gas from Turkmenistan. While it might just be a bargaining tactic, it could reflect a potential shift in Iran's role in the international gas market. More

A Pipeline From A Land Of Water To A Land Of Oil

Iran is looking for more water and some Iranian officials believe the place to get it is from Tajikistan. The problem is how to get the water from Tajikistan's mountains to Iran, several hundred kilometers away. More
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Features & Commentary

Famed Iranian Poet Simin Behbahani Dies At 87

One of Iran’s most prominent poets, Simin Behbahani, has died in Tehran, where she had been hospitalized since August 6.
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Iran Lawmakers Urge Ministry To Condemn 'Rights Abuses' In Riot-Hit U.S. Town

Iranian hard-liners hostile to the United States are using the unrest in Missouri to bash Washington and get back at the United States for criticism of the human rights situation in the Islamic republic.
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Iranian Math Genius's Photos Too Racy For Media Back Home

Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani has become the first woman to win the most prestigious award in her field. But coverage of this achievement has presented problems for Iranian media, who have digitally altered photos to obscure Mirzakhani's hair and skin to keep censors happy.
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'Anti-Sunni' Satellite Channels Under Fire In Iran

Iran has closed down the offices of a number of religious satellite channels for creating sectarian rifts.
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Iranian Satellite Jamming Causes Storm Of Controversy

The Iranian government's signal jamming has been blamed for the failure to forecast a deadly storm last month in Tehran.
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Photogallery Wave Of Forgiveness Washes Over Iran

Despite the regime's endorsement of capital punishment as a crime deterrent, a wave of mercy and forgiveness has gripped Iran.
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Obituary: Iranian Revolution's Willing Executioner

Tehran is mourning the loss of a key figure of the Islamic Revolution, but the life of judge and cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammadi Gilani will be defined by his willingness to execute opponents of the regime.
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Explainer: How Iran Could Help Iraq Fight ISIL

Reports suggest Iran has deployed several of its warplanes in Iraq to help its ally, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, in his government’s battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Analysts say Iran's potential military assistance to Iraq could also include training and mobilizing Shi'ite militant groups.
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Iran's Population Drive Could Outlaw Vasectomies

As part of Iran's efforts to boost its population, common surgical sterilization procedures could become jailable offenses under legislation currently going through parliament.
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Nine Months After First 'It's Complicated,' Shifting Priorities In The Middle East

Nine months ago, the world's attention focused on possible missile strikes in Syria in reaction to a deadly chemical attack. Now, as Islamist militants move in on Iraq, world and regional powers are recalibrating their relationships to answer new threats.
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