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U.S. Senate Panel Advances Iran Sanctions Bill

A U.S. Senate committee has approved a bill that would apply new sanctions on Iran over its controversial nuclear program. More

Khamenei Adviser Meets Putin

A top adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. More

Iran Names New UN Ambassador

Iran has named career diplomat Gholamali Khoshroo as its new ambassador to the United Nations. More

Iran Sanctions Bill Introduced In U.S. Senate

Two U.S. senators have introduced a bill in the Senate imposing sanctions should Western talks with Iran on its nuclear program collapse after June 30. More

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez is co-sponsor of the bill.

U.S. Democrats Want Iran Sanctions Delay

A key U.S. senator says he and nine other senators are holding their support for a bill imposing new sanctions on Iran over its controversial nuclear program. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Iranian Punishment For Acid Attacker Delayed

In a very rare ruling, a man who threw acid on another man in Tehran about a decade ago has been sentenced to be blinded based on the Islamic eye-for-an-eye retribution law. More

Iran's Hard-Liners Irked By Zarif's Geneva Stroll With Kerry

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has come under fire from hard-liners over a recent stroll with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. More
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Features & Commentary

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.

Iran Honors Its Fallen Jewish Soldiers

Tehran has commemorated Iranian-Jewish soldiers who died in the bloody Iran-Iraq War.

Rise In Cohabitation Has Iran Officials Railing Against 'White Marriage'

Iranian officials are worried about the spread of cohabitation among unmarried couples.
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