The U.S. Treasury Department has added four more Iranian firms and two individuals to its sanctions list, saying they are connected to the country's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) or affiliated with Iran's national maritime carrier.
General James Cartwright, the former vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, says a limited strike on Iran would "probably" strengthen Tehran's resolve to move forward toward creating nuclear weapons.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Tehran for talks on the international deadlock over Iran's nuclear program and the Syrian conflict.
The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on two Iranian companies, a Nigerian shipping agent, and three members of Iran's hard-line Quds Force for their role in exporting arms to Syria and Africa.
"The Guardian" has a compelling Persepolis-inspired animation about Mohammad Mostafaei, an Iranian lawyer who has saved 20 out of the 40 juveniles he has defended against the death penalty in Iran.
Amnesty International says the rise in executions in Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq last year was large enough to create an overall global increase compared to 2010, even as an increasing number of countries move away from the death penalty.
A new study by a Yale University economist suggests that the language you speak can have an impact on your long-term well-being by affecting how you think about saving money, smoking, exercise, and even obesity.
Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has slammed U.S. policy in Afghanistan as the source of all the country's problems.
U.S. President Barack Obama has urged Iran to act with "urgency" to resolve the dispute over Tehran's controversial nuclear program with the U.S. leader warning time is running out.
A regional cooperation conference on Afghanistan is set to begin in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe.
China's second-largest telecommunications equipment company has said it will "restrict...business development" in Iran following reports it had sold sophisticated monitoring technology to Tehran.
Turkish media reports say police have detained two men of Iranian background after a firebomb attack on the Iranian Embassy in the capital Ankara.