New York Times (blog)
US House set to vote on tough Iran sanctions bill this week
Many lawmakers are anxious to appear tough in trying to slow Iran's disputed nuclear program, but Obama's administration acted last week to partially ease sanctions on Iran, which last month elected president a relative moderate, the cleric Hassan Rouhani.
The west and Iran's new broom
President-Elect Stirs Optimism in Iran and West
Iran: Representatives of 40 states to attend Rouhani inauguration
Iran MP urges release of political prisoners
TEHRAN (AFP) – Conservative lawmaker Ali Motahari on Sunday called for the release of political prisoners in Iran and questioned the ongoing house arrests of opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi. A vocal critic of outgoing ...
A Chance to Talk With Iran
New York Times
Regarding “Next steps with Iran” (editorial, July 22): It should be abundantly clear by now that Iran cannot be cowed on the nuclear issue. No amount of bluster and bullying will succeed. In fact, every action to tighten the pressure on Iran has ...
Iran preparing to commemorate International Quds Day
Hurriyet Daily News
Gulf rivalry between Iran, UAE transfered to the football pitch
Hurriyet Daily News
Iranian national team captain Javad Nekounam (2R) is at the center of a transter controversy between his country and the United Arab Emirates. The midfielder's $2 million transfer to Al-Sharjah was halted by the Iranian Football Federation in a ...
Report: Member of Iran minority sets self on fire
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian semi-official news agency is reporting that a member of a small religious minority set himself on fire next to the country's parliament building. ISNA's late Saturday report says the man, a member of the Ahl Al-Haq ...
Afghan eyes Iran deal to boost trade to Europe, India
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan hopes an agreement with Iran to use one of its ports will help boost exports to Europe and India and reduce its dependence on neighboring Pakistan's ports for trade. Iran will allow land-locked Afghanistan to use the port ...
Fears over health of Mehdi Karroubi, Iran opposition leader
Fresh concerns have been raised about the health of Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest since 2010. Mr Karroubi's son said he was taken to hospital three times recently due to heart and lung problems. Mehdi Karroubi, 76, was ...
The Times of Israel
Report: Hamas, Iran secretly met in Beirut to talk truce
Representatives of Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group ruling the Gaza Strip, met with Iranian and Hezbollah officials in Beirut last month in an effort to forge a rapprochement following a lengthy period of tensions, the Arab language daily Asharq ...
Hamas patches up ties with Hezbollah, Iran
Hamas Trying to Patch Things Up with Iran
Sexy spring: How group sex will liberate Iran, China
When Iranian American anthropologist Pardis Mahdavi first visited Tehran in the summer of 2000, she expected to encounter the Iran she grew up imagining. Her family remembered violence and extremism, and these were the images that stuck: “women clad ...
Israel vs. Iran, Again
New York Times
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel went on American television to remind the world (in case anyone had forgotten) that the threat from Iran remains very much alive. Speaking on “Face the Nation,” Netanyahu warned that the ...
Charlie Dent, on being Republican and cautious on Iran
Netanyahu rehashes false claims about Iran's nuclear energy program
Netanyahu suspends concerns about Iran to follow up Egyptian coup