In a double first, an Iranian and a Pakistani filmmaker won Oscars at the Academy Awards.
Amid growing tension between the United States and Iran and sanctions that ban U.S. companies from doing business with the Islamic republic, an outlet of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has opened in the Iranian city of Karaj.
The Pentagon has notified U.S. lawmakers of plans to boost U.S. strength in the Persian Gulf in response to Iranian threats to close the Straits of Hormuz.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has accused the West of seeking "regime change" in Iran under the guise of trying to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
The United Nations nuclear watchdog says Iran has sharply stepped up its uranium-enrichment drive, tripling its capacity.
Dariush Jalali, a student of Yasuj University who had sewn his lips together to protest against the pressure he had been facing over his activism, has reportedly been arrested.
The head of Iran's Basij force, Mohammad Reza Naghdi, has congratulated Iranians on their "epic" turnout in the country's parliamentary elections. The only problem is that the elections aren't until March 2.
A weeklong election campaign by more than 3,400 candidates running in Iran's March 2 parliamentary polls began on February 23.
Azerbaijani state television's website has been vandalized in a hacking attack, apparently by hackers based in neighboring Iran.
A Russian deputy foreign minister, Gennady Gatilov, has warned that an attack on Iran could have what he described as "catastrophic" consequences for regional and possibly international relations.
Iranian authorities are introducing uniforms for female civil servants as of March 21, the start of the Persian new year.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has offered new assurances that Iran is not seeking to develop nuclear weapons.