Hopes Rise for Appeal of Ex-Marine Held in Iran
New York Times
Prison life has markedly improved in recent weeks for Amir Hekmati, the former Marine incarcerated for nearly two years in Iran on spying accusations. His sister said he was now allowed weekly visits from three Iranian relatives, books, daily exercise ...
Report: Prison conditions continue to improve for Amir Hekmati, Flint native ...
Syria, Iran to run for UN Human Rights Council: envoys
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria and Iran are planning to run for a spot on the U.N. Human Rights Council later this year, U.N. diplomats told Reuters on Wednesday, despite criticism from watchdog groups about widespread rights abuses in both countries.
Iran, Syria to Seek Seats on UN Human Rights Council
Confirmed: Iran, Syria Running for UN Rights Council
Syria, Iran to run for UN Human Rights Council-envoys
Wall Street Journal- India
Getting to 'Yes' With Iran - by Robert Einhorn
Foreign Policy (blog)
We don't yet know whether Hasan Rouhani's election as president of Iran will improve the prospects for a nuclear deal -- prospects that had dimmed significantly as a result of continued stalemate in the negotiations in the first half of 2013. But if ...
Joe Lieberman : Iran ' Most Dangerous Challenge to US Security '
A Dangerous New Phase in Iran's Nuclear Weapons Program
West should take moderate stance on Iran nuclear issue: Lawmaker
Iran's LNG Dreams Vanish as US Shale Gas Looms
Iran's ambition to exploit the world's biggest natural gas reserves, stymied for years by U.S. sanctions, faces an even sterner test as rising global output and the North American shale boom threaten to erode prices. The Persian Gulf state would need a ...
North American LNG energy potential stymies Iran's LNG dream
US Shale Boom May End Iran's Dreams of Developing World's Largest Gas ...
Report: Iran, Sudan using US-made monitoring tools
Apparently skirting U.S. sanctions, Iran and Sudan are using Silicon Valley-made Internet-monitoring devices on government and commercial networks, The Washington Post reported Monday. It's not known exactly how the tools, from Blue Coat Systems in ...
US-made monitoring devices detected on Iran and Sudan networks
Report: Iran, Syria using Blue Coat gear to squelch dissent
Report: Tech made by US spy firm found in Iran, Syria and Sudan
Report: Iran Rolling Out National Email Service
Iran is rolling out a national email service intended to help the government more effectively communicate with citizens. Information and Communication Technology Minister Mohammad Hasan Nami made the announcement on Iranian state TV, according to ...
Iran launches 'national email service'
Iran govt starts domestic email service
Is Iran Really Planning To Shut Off Access To The Web?
Iran listens for Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, the lost voice of Ramadan
It is called Rabana (Our Lord), a breathtaking performance by Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, Iran's most celebrated singer and grand maestro, who has selected sections of four different Arabic verses of the Qur'an, each beginning with the phrase "Our Lord" ...
Saudi Arabia 'targeting Iran and Israel with ballistic missiles'
"One appears to be aligned on a bearing of approximately 301 degrees and suggesting a potential Israeli target, and the other is oriented along an azimuth (bearing) of approximately 10 degrees, ostensibly situated to target Iranian locations," said the ...
The Atlantic Wire
The Fascinating Fashion Evolution of Iran's State-Imposed Modesty Garments
The Atlantic Wire
In Iran, women's clothes have been a political issue since before the revolution in 1979. Back in the first half of the 20th century, women's clothes showed great variety: rural women wore a floral chador, secular and wealthier women wore Western ...
West increases penalties for breaching sanctions against Iran
Middle East businesses face new US and EU sanctions targeting Iran's energy and shipping industries as western states ramp up efforts to isolate its economy. US sanctions applied this month broaden penalties to non-US entities dealing with these vital ...
Iran investigates two cases of illegal sanctions on shipping firm
Renewed sanctions to hit UAE-Iran trade volumes