World powers see Iran's Rouhani as chance for nuclear deal
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Six world powers see a chance that Iran's relatively moderate new president, beset by sanctions and worried about unrest in the region trickling home, may be more amenable to compromise in a long-standing nuclear dispute, a senior ...
World powers hope for 'change in tone' in Iran nuclear talks
US Congress gestures in an unusual direction: toward diplomacy with Iran
131 House Members Sign Dovish Letter on Iran
Mich. congressman urges American's release from Iran
His family said Hekmati went to Iran to visit his two grandmothers who live there and was taken by force during the third, and final, week of his visit. He appeared on video about four months later in Iranian custody, and since then, his family has ...
Edgy new play spotlights death row teens in Iran
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The curtain opens. Six nooses hang above a group of teenage inmates, who are making chairs in a prison workshop to be used as platforms in their own hangings. The audience gasps. This is theater that's raw, edgy and political ...
In Iran, a Play About Minors on Death Row
Iran president highlights ties in final Iraq visit
The Seattle Times
Ahmadinejad previously flew to Iraq in 2008, the first ever trip by an Iranian president since Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution and the two countries' bloody war in the 1980s. He used that earlier visit to emphasize a new chapter in "brotherly" relations ...
Iran's poor economy and religious, political and racial persecution blamed for ...
Iran is a dangerous place to be different, where people are persecuted for political views, their race, gender sexuality and religion. Ali Akbar Mousavi, is a former member of the Iranian parliament, who left the country in 2009 and has settled in the ...
The Times of Israel
131 House members sign letter supporting US diplomacy with Iran (Updated)
Some 131 House members have signed onto a bipartisan letter calling on President Obama to try to advance opportunities for a diplomatic resolution with Iran in the wake of the election of Hassan Rouhani last month. The letter, being circulated by ...
Netanyahu's crying wolf on Iran
Congress, Former Policymakers Urge Obama to Revitalize Diplomacy With Iran
More than a quarter of US House urges engagement on Iran
In Rare Delinquency, Iran's World Bank Loans Overdue As Sanctions Bite
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The World Bank said late Thursday Iran is more than six months overdue on loan repayments, making it only the second nation delinquent on development finance owed to the Washington-based institution. The default could deal another blow to Iran's ...
World Bank says received no payments from Iran in six months
Iran Failing to Pay Back Loans, World Bank Says
The Times of Israel
Iran Women Bare Necks in Moderation Before New President
Summer in Tehran can be tough on women, as temperatures rise and the Islamic Guidance Patrols are on the lookout for citizens who might be persuaded by the heat to ignore -- more than usual -- Iran's dress code. This summer's different. In the pause ...
Iran's outgoing President Ahmadinejad visits sacred Shiite sites in Iraq at ...
In Baghdad, Ahmadinejad highlights Iraq-Iran ties
Iran's Ahmadinejad Visits Southern Iraq
Iran annual fishery exports projected to reach $350 million: official
Iran's Fisheries Organization Director Gholam Reza Razeqi says the Islamic Republic plans to export $350 million worth of fishery products in the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2013). He added that European countries, including Spain, ...
US Lawmakers' Call For Iran Engagement 'Not Dramatic Shift'
The letter notes that while previous Iranian presidents elected on platforms of moderation have failed to deliver, "it would be a mistake not to test whether" Iranian President-elect Hassan Rohani represents a genuine opportunity for progress in U.S ...