Iranian authorities have arrested a dozen journalists, intellectuals, and activists in recent weeks, ahead of Iran's March 2 parliamentary elections.
A senior U.S. State Department official says the Obama administration is not pursuing a policy of regime change in Iran, but remains engaged in a "two-track policy" aimed at engaging and pressuring the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program.
Iran's foreign minister says negotiations are under way to hold new talks between global powers and Iran over Tehran's nuclear program, and the "most probable” venue is Istanbul.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says new Western sanctions against Iran are aimed at "strangling" the economy and possibly provoking popular discontent.
Boys and girls at Iranian schools may be given separate textbooks under a new government initiative. It's the latest part of life to be segregated by gender in the Islamic republic.
Iran's envoy to the UN atomic watchdog says a high-level delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is to visit Iran on January 29-31 to discuss issues over Tehran's nuclear program.
The French media watchdog Reporters Without Borders says it is “shocked” to learn that Iran’s Supreme Court has confirmed a death sentence against website designer Saeed Malekpour, a dual Iranian-Canadian citizen.
Parastoo Dokouhaki, a well-known Iranian journalist, blogger, and researcher, has been reportedly jailed.
Iranian state radio has said that an Iranian company is sending the United States a model of the American surveillance drone captured by Tehran.
Iranian-Azerbaijani tensions -- which have been escalating for weeks -- have apparently erupted into a cyberskirmish that has affected dozens of websites in both countries.
A senior U.S. official has called on South Korea to reduce its crude oil imports from Iran to help pile pressure on the Islamic republic over its nuclear program.
The meeting of top Russian and U.S. diplomats in Moscow brought together Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Deputy U.S. Secretary of State William Burns, and Michael McFaul, the new U.S. ambassador to Russia.