For Former US Hostages, A Deal With Iran Also Remains Elusive
Retired U.S. Air Force Col. David Roeder spent more than a year as one of 52 American hostages held by Iranian revolutionaries who took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. "I spent 14 months of my life and getting beaten around and tortured and ...
Why the Iran nuclear talks may end sooner than later
Clearing my spindle, Iran edition
The Arab and Iranian Disconnect
Iran's human rights situation has not improved, says activist
Last month, Iran executed a 26-year-old woman, Reyhaneh Jabbari, for allegedly murdering her rapist, in defiance to international pressure to spare her life. The United Nations reported that around 411 people were executed in Iran since the beginning ...
On Iran talks, extension beats confrontation
After a frenzied weekend attempt to sprint to a deal ending Iran's nuclear weapons, negotiators from Iran, the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China reluctantly agreed Monday to give themselves seven more months. They're now aiming to have a ...
Middle East|Iran's Supreme Leader Backs Further Nuclear Talks
Iran supreme leader slams America as 'chameleon' in statement on nuclear talks
As nuclear talks continue, Iran's riches remain off limits
Good idea: Houstonians should travel to Iran
Where his idea came from: Siddiqi joined the Houston World Affairs Council for a two-week trip to Iran, a Muslim country that's mostly Shia. That's significant because Siddiqi is a Sunni, a fact that those who know Muslim surnames can glean from his ...
Exclusive: Indian Essar's planned oil-for-steel deal tests Iran sanctions
According to industry and government sources, and letters reviewed by Reuters, Essar has asked the Indian government to free it from paying its share of oil dues to Iran, and instead offset them against a $2.5 billion deal to supply steel plate to a ...
To promote wins against IS, Iran's Soleimani emerges
In the last few months, the Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani went from being a mysterious man who made no public appearances to a commander whose photos and videos were broadcast after each Iraqi army victory against Islamic State (IS) forces.
OPEC Gusher to Hit Weakest Players, From Wildcatters to Iran
Saudi Arabia and its OPEC allies' firm stand against cutting crude output to slow the plunge in oil prices has set the energy world on a painful course that will leave the weakest behind, from governments to U.S. wildcatters. A grand experiment has ...
Keep Pushing for an Iran Deal
New York Times
LONDON — I wrote last May that “unreasonable optimism” surrounded nuclear talks between Iran and the major powers. Unreasonable pessimism should not surround the failure to reach an overall agreement and the decision to extend negotiations for ...
Analysis: Extending Iran talks has benefits--and risks
Iran's nuclear programme
U.S. and Iran Put More Time On the Clock in Nuclear Talks
Iran reaffirms sovereignty on three Persian Gulf islands
Noting that "friendly ties with neighbors based on non-interference policy and mutual respect" top the Islamic Republic's agenda, she said Iran does not put any limit on the expansion of friendly ties with neighboring countries. On Tuesday, the six ...
Iran rejects PGCC statement over Iranian islands as baseless
Spokeswoman Rejects “Unfounded” Claims on Iran's Persian Gulf Islands
New era for Iran's Jews
Iran, a home for Jews for more than 3,000 years, has the Middle East's largest Jewish population outside of Israel, a perennial foe of the country. But while Iran's Jews in recent years had their faith continually criticized by the country's previous ...
Once Maligned, Iran's Jews Find Greater Acceptance
Jews from across Iran gather in Yazd