Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he is "quite optimistic" that Tehran and six world powers can find an agreement over Iran's controversial nuclear program.
Prominent Iranian female editor Shahla Sherkat has come under pressure by Iranian hard-liners over her recently launched publication devoted to women's issues.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani has condemned the latest round of Western sanctions against the Islamic republic.
The United States has announced newly imposed sanctions against more than 25 Iranian entities and individuals that Washington accuses of a range of transgressions.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is due in Moscow for talks with senior Russian officials.
Russia says there is a chance that global talks on Iran's nuclear program will lead to the lifting of UN sanctions imposed on Tehran.
An Iranian military official said on August 27 that an alleged Israeli drone shot down close to the Natanz nuclear facility was launched from a former Soviet Republic to the north of Iran.
A senior Iranian cleric has warned against high-speed mobile Internet while calling on authorities to impose restrictions before making it available to the public on a large scale.
Iranian media say Tehran has started to modify its Arak heavy-water reactor and limit plutonium output to allay Western concerns that the Islamic republic could be seeking nuclear weapons capability.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian has said he held "positive and constructive" talks with Saudi Arabia's foreign minister.
The Iraqi Kurdish leader says Iran has provided weapons and ammunition to Iraqi Kurdish forces to fight Islamic State (IS) militants.
BRUSSELS -- The European Union says EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will meet Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Brussels on September 1 to discuss a framework for renewed nuclear talks.