A daring presidential proposal for a referendum to heal Iran's divisions met with criticism from the right, and a counterproposal from activists for a vote to usher in a new system of government.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has reiterated a U.S. call for Iran to withdraw from Syria, saying its military presence there is destabilizing the region.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterated its condemnation of the Iranian authorities’ harassment of journalists, saying control of news and information has been “implacable” since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has joined a chorus of calls for an independent inquiry into the death of a 63-year-old Iranian-Canadian academic and environmental activist in a Tehran prison.
Academics in Iran and rights activists are calling for a serious and transparent investigation into the death of Iranian-Canadian academic and environmental activist Kavous Seyed-Emami in prison.
President Hassan Rohani called for unity across Iran’s political spectrum as the country marked the 39th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, weeks after antigovernment protests spread across the country.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Israeli military has dealt "severe blows" to Iranian and Syrian forces with a series of air strikes in Syria.
Iranian authorities have confirmed that an Iranian-Canadian environmentalist died in prison and said his death was a suicide, a claim his son said he does not believe.
The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution to demand a 30-day cease-fire in Syria, according to the French AFP news agency, which says it has seen a text of the resolution.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country wants peace but will continue to defend itself against Iran.
The Pentagon says Iranian-backed militias fighting Islamic State (IS) extremists in Syria used Abrams tanks that the U.S. military had originally provided to the Iraqi Army.
A senior Iranian official says the West must ensure that the 2015 nuclear deal is a success before his country can begin to discuss other issues affecting the Middle East region.