Transparency International says government crackdowns on NGOs and media are associated with higher levels of corruption and most countries are "moving too slowly" to combat graft.
Violent clashes between Gonabadi dervishes and Iranian security forces follow years of tensions and persecution of dervishes whose houses of worship have been destroyed and members detained.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry says it has summoned the Swedish ambassador to protest over the country's granting of citizenship to a Stockholm-based scientist who is being held in Tehran and faces a death sentence.
Five security officers have been killed and 300 people arrested amid clashes between law enforcement authorities and Sufi Muslim protesters in Tehran, police say.
Iranian authorities say three police officers have been killed in clashes with followers of a Sufi Muslim religious community in Tehran.
Tehran will not place its missile program under international control, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on February 19 in Moscow.
Iranian search and rescue teams have reached the site of the plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported on February 19.
Sharp and often fierce rhetoric permeated this year's Munich Security Conference, which asked participants if the world could manage to step back from the brink.
One of the most recognized symbols of Iran's pre-Islamic past is at the center of a debate about seemingly ubiquitous Shi'ite shrines.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Iran represents the "greatest threat to our world," urging the international community to confront a "regime" in Tehran that "threatens peace."
Authorities in Iran have suspended efforts to reach the site of a crashed passenger airliner because of high winds, snow, and darkness.
The United States, Britain, and France are pushing the United Nations Security Council to condemn Iran for failing to prevent its missiles from falling into the hands of Huthi rebels in Yemen.