The United Nations has renewed the mandate of its human rights investigator for Iran.
A new U.S. report predicts that increasing water scarcity and other water-related problems could trigger conflicts between countries and lead to the failure of states in the coming decades.
You may find it surprising to learn that the most valuable work by the American artist Jackson Pollock, the commanding figure of the Abstract Expressionist movement, is owned by -- wait for it -- Iran.
RFE/RL Radio Farda's audience has chosen exiled Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi, the eldest son of the late deposed Shah of Iran, as the most important and most influential person of the Iranian year.
The Bushehr project has seen several delays, including postponement of full operations that was set for the end of last year.
The United States warns Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to cooperate with a UN-backed plan or face increasing isolation, as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expresses hope that a Security Council statement marks a "turning point" on the Syria crisis.
An Iranian national who pleaded guilty in 2009 to plotting to ship sensitive U.S. military technology to Iran has been deported back to his home country, a spokesman for the U.S. State Department has confirmed.
Japan promised it would "substantially" cut oil imports from Iran, a day after the United States announced a decision to exempt Japan from new sanctions that target those who continue to do business with Tehran.
Russia's foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, says there is no evidence Tehran has made the "political decision" to produce nuclear weapons but almost certainly would do so if Iran were attacked.
A senior European Union diplomat says foreign ministers will ramp up sanctions against Iran and Syria when they meet in Brussels on March 23.
Iran's supreme leader has warned that his country will hit back at any attack by the United States or Israel over Tehran's disputed nuclear program.
U.S. President Barack Obama says the United States "seeks a dialogue" with the Iranian people and called on Tehran to stop blocking its citizens' access to information.