Getting drunk in a Muslim country: Iran's secret party scene revealed
Despite the ban on alcohol and frequent police raids, drinking in Iran is widespread, especially among the wealthy. Because the Shia-dominated Muslim state has no nightclubs, it all takes place at home, behind closed doors. Some of the alcohol is ...
Moonshine Is Just a Phone Call Away in Islamic Iran
Iraq and Iran trigger global spike in executions
"The virtual killing sprees we saw in countries like Iran and Iraq were shameful," said Salil Shetty, Amnesty International's secretary general. "Only a small number of countries carried out the vast majority of these senseless state-sponsored killings ...
Iran and Iraq account for global rise in capital punishment
Report: Executions rise in 2013, China tops the list
Global Executions Rise With Help From Iran and Iraq
Iran Demands Pakistan Free Abducted Guards
Iran's president phoned the Pakistani prime minister Wednesday to demand "serious action" to free border guards abducted by al-Qaida-affiliated militants that operate in the lawless frontier area, the official news agency reported. The agency says ...
Iran warns Pakistan after abducted border guard feared killed
Iran hangs 16 in reprisal for Pakistan border killings
Iran seeks UN's help for release of border guards
Iran launches 1st floating gas condensate export terminal
Managing Director of the Iranian Oil Terminals Company (IOTC) Seyyed Pirouz Mousavi said on Thursday that the terminal, which facilitates the export of 600,000 barrels of gas condensate per day, can help Iran boost its capability to export both crude ...
Iran to establish second oil export terminal
Iran launches floating condensate export terminal
Three Reasons Why Russia Won't Wreck the Iran Nuclear Negotiations
Brookings Institution (blog)
As U.S.-Russian tensions mount over Moscow's annexation of Crimea, concerns have emerged about potential fall-out on areas of cooperation between the two world powers. The ongoing Iran nuclear negotiations, where the two states have partnered with ...
Iran nuclear deal proves elusive
Senate Dems join House in pressing Obama again about final Iran nuclear deal
Why Crimea brings war over Iran's nuclear ambitions closer
Wall Street Journal
As Iran Sanctions Ease, Western Firms Seek a Way In
Wall Street Journal
In November, Iran's government agreed to give Western powers more scrutiny of the country's nuclear program for six months. In exchange, Western capitals eased some sanctions. The relief is limited to just a handful of industries—aircraft, car parts ...
Optimism abounds as Iran warms up to West
Iran plans to up gasoline imports by March 2015
ANKARA — Iran aims to increase its gasoline imports over the next year, a senior Iranian oil official said on Thursday, as the country has stopped using domestic petrochemical plants to produce the fuel. Imports are a sensitive subject for energy-rich ...
Iran fuel price hikes will be big test for Rouhani
Iran plans to increase gasoline imports by March 2015
Oil exporter or oil importer? Iran's real identity crisis
Historical Iranian nuclear deal to be shelved again?
With the accepted interim deal over Iranian nuclear program and constant negotiations within the P5+1 framework, the July 20 deadline is expected to be met, though one should be an optimist to expect this to happen so soon. The latest round of ...
'A Sliver of Light' chronicles hikers' hostage experience in Iran
“A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) details the intense psychological experience of being unjustly imprisoned in a country that has a complicated and adversarial relationship with the United States. While ...
Obama's Saudi Summit: Focus on Iran, Syria, Egypt, and Terrorism
The Saudis, like other Middle Eastern allies including Israel, are concerned that Obama cannot be trusted to safeguard their national interests in the face of Iran's military buildup, the political turbulence of the “Arab Spring,” and deepening ...
Obama has to tread very lightly on ties with Iran
Why Obama could get a rough reception from Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah