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Kerry Refuses 'Back And Forth' With Iranian Supreme Leader

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he refuses to get into a "back and forth" with Iran about whether U.S. officials asked Iran to help fight against Islamic State (IS) militants. More

Iran Says 'Disagreements' In Nuke Talks

A top Iranian nuclear negotiator has said "disagreements over serious questions" persisted in the latest talks with European officials on Tehran’s nuclear program. More

Appeal For British-Iran Woman's Release

The family of a British-Iranian woman being held in Iran have appealed for her release. More

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon (left) welcomes Iranian President Hassan Rohani in Dushanbe.

Rohani Helps Launch Iranian-Funded Power Plant In Tajikistan

Iranian President Hassan Rohani has helped inaugurate a power generating unit at an Iranian-funded hydroelectric plant in Tajikistan. More

Iranian President In Tajikistan

Iranian President Hassan Rohani is in Tajikistan on an official visit and is due to attend a ceremony at an Iranian-funded hydropower plant. More

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Senior Iranian Ayatollah Says High-Speed Mobile Internet Is Un-Islamic

A senior Iranian cleric has warned against high-speed mobile Internet while calling on authorities to impose restrictions before making it available to the public on a large scale. More
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Features & Commentary

Tehran In No Mood To Laugh At Khomeini Jokes

Jokes mocking Islamic republic founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, spread widely on social media, have attracted the attention of the authorities.
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Iranian Women's Monthly Under Pressure From Hard-Liners

Prominent Iranian female editor Shahla Sherkat has come under pressure by Iranian hard-liners over her recently launched publication devoted to women's issues.
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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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