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Iranian Flight Lands In Yemen After Deal

An Iranian flight has landed in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, a day after officials from the Shi'ite-militia-controlled city signed an aviation agreement with Tehran. More

Israel PM To Oppose U.S.-Iran Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has left Israel for Washington to present his arguments against a possible nuclear deal with Iran. More

Senior Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi

Iran Cleric Cites 'Final Steps' In Nuclear Talks

Tehran's provisional Friday Prayers leader said the "final steps" were being taken in Iran's talks with six global powers aimed at reaching an agreement curbing Tehran's disputed nuclear program. More

Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez

Argentina President Cleared Of Cover-Up

A judge has dismissed the charges against Argentina's President, Cristina Fernandez, and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman over the alleged cover-up in a 1994 terrorist attack. More

U.S. Lawmakers Criticize Human Rights Abuses In Iran

Several U.S. lawmakers criticized the “atrocious” human rights situation in Iran, including the high number of executions, the discrimination against Baha’is and the crackdown on freedom of expression. More

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Rohani Adviser Says Rights Violations Hurting Iran

Ali Yunesi, a senior adviser to Iran's President Hassan Rohani and a former intelligence minister, has admitted that "many cases" of human rights violations are taking place in Iran's courts and prisons, blaming them on extremists. More

Photogallery Photo Gallery: The Photos That Maddened The Mullahs

Iranian documentary photographer Milad Alaei, a former employee of the semiofficial Fars news agency, recently fled Iran and is now seeking asylum in Austria. Alaei told RFE/RL that he decided to leave after his editor assaulted him. He filed a complaint, but was met with threats and legal charges including “disrupting public opinion” and “ties with media opposed to the Islamic establishment.” Here are some of Alaei's photos that have been barred from publication in Iran. More
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Features & Commentary

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.

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.
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