Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said sanctions are "not a healthy path and...the best route is diplomacy."
RFE/RL asked young Iranians living in Berlin to describe their connection to their home country and their sense of national identity.
From the 14th-century satirical poet Obeyd Zakani to Forugh Farrokhzad, one of Iran's most famous 20th-century female poets, hundreds of writers, poets, historians, and thinkers are banned or censored.
Foreign ministers of the Group of Eight leading industrialized nations are meeting in Canada for talks expected to focus on Iran's controversial nuclear program.
A group of prisoners at Tehran's Evin prison have written an open letter in which they reject government allegations of them having links with foreign countries or political parties.
Experts on Iran's economy say that its foreign policy is undermining its domestic economic health.
The New York Times reports Tehran may be planning to build more uranium enrichment sites, defying international demands.
Nothing is the same in Iran since last year’s disputed presidential vote and the crackdown that followed. Even jokes have changed.
"Our aspiration should be to free Americans from the yoke of the two ruling parties. We want to save the West; we want morality to spread throughout the world."
The UN wildlife trade body has taken steps to protect a little-known Iranian salamander that is often poached to meet online demand for exotic pets.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says he supports diplomacy to resolve the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program, but sanctions cannot be excluded from the international community's strategy for dealing with the crisis.
Rights group say Iranian authorities eavesdrop on citizens.