The wife of Robert Levinson, an American who disappeared some seven years ago during a trip to Iran's Kish Island, has confirmed that he was working at the time for the CIA, the U.S. intelligence agency.
United Nations human rights experts are calling on Iran to halt what they call an "abrupt surge" in hangings in the country since the start of 2014.
Prosecutors in the United States say a former defense contractor has been indicted on charges of stealing information about the U.S. Air Force’s F-35 fighter jet program and military jet engines that he tried to ship to Iran.
The Russian and U.S. presidents, Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama, have spoken by telephone about preparations for the UN-backed Syrian peace conference that is due to begin in Switzerland on January 22.
The U.S. State Department's Persian-language spokesman Alan Eyre has sent condolences via Facebook over the death of one of the sisters of opposition leader Mehdi Karrubi.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the UN decision to withdraw an invitation to Iran to attend peace talks on Syria was a "mistake" but not a "catastrophe."
Sanctions on Tehran have eased slightly. That's enough to set off a rush of Western businesses to Iran.
Opposition continues to mount to Iran's involvement in the Syrian peace negotiations, raising further doubts about the talks due to begin this week in Switzerland.
Iranian state television has reported that Tehran has started implementing the terms of an international agreement on suspending uranium enrichment.
A nuclear deal between Iran and world powers is scheduled to enter into force on January 20.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he has invited Iran to participate in preliminary Syrian peace talks starting on January 22 in Montreux, Switzerland
Unidentified gunmen have shot and wounded an Iranian diplomat during a drive-by shooting at the Iranian ambassador's residence in the capital of Yemen, Sanaa.