Iran's Hatami apologises for Cannes kiss
Iranian actress Leila Hatami has apologised for kissing the Cannes film festival's president on the cheek, an act which angered authorities in Iran, state news agency the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported. "I am so sorry for hurting the ...
Iranian actress Leila Hatami faces public flogging
Iranian actress Leila Hatami facing public flogging for kissing Cannes boss on ...
Who, What, Why: What can you be flogged for in Iran?
New Yorker (blog)
'Happy' video dancers, but not director, freed in Iran, group says
(CNN) -- Six people who were arrested in Iran for dancing in a YouTube video to Pharrell Williams' song "Happy" have been freed, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said Wednesday, citing a source close to the families. The director of ...
Arrests over the Happy dance video in Iran reflect hardliners' frustration
Javad Zarif on Iran's Nuclear Negotiations
Arrest of young Iranians in 'Happy' video reflects Iran's complicated power ...
Report: Iran Court Orders Instagram Blocked
The agency said a court order, stemming from a private lawsuit, had been given to Iran's Ministry of Telecommunications to ban the site. However, users in the capital, Tehran, still could access the application around noon Friday. Some previous reports ...
Iran court 'orders Instagram blocked'
Iran Wants to Block Instagram, Again
Iran cleric condemns "satanic" divorce parties
US May Use 'Secret' Team to Cinch Iran Nuclear Deal
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, left, and Jake Sullivan, far right, top foreign policy adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, led bilateral talks with Iran last year before an interim deal was reached. Wendy Sherman, center, is chief U.S ...
Iran cuts nuclear stockpile, engages with bomb probe: IAEA
IAEA assessment plan presents new hurdle in Iran nuclear talks
Iran Is Providing Information on Its Detonators, Atomic Agency Says
How Gold Helped Iran Withstand US Financial Fury
In March 2012, the United States and European Union beefed up their economic sanctions on Iran, shutting Iran out of the global payments network called SWIFT. Also in March 2012, Turkey's gold exports to Iran doubled from the month before and exploded ...
The West Loves the Story of Iran's Jailed 'Happy' Dancers For All the Wrong ...
Iranian laws governing public morality and the possible punishments undoubtedly have a detrimental effect on the citizenry. For women, especially, to be publicly engaging in defiance of laws that limit their expressions of self — as really anywhere ...
#BBCtrending: Why are men wearing the hijab in Iran?
Iran women who posted photos without hijabs face conservative backlash
In Iran, happy gets you arrested
As the opposition National Iranian American Council noted, "The irony that the Iranian youth were arrested for dancing to a song called 'Happy' seems to be lost on the Iranian authorities. The Iranian people cannot be forced to live in a world where ...
Iran's Hardliners Rally Public To Support Nuclear Talks
A top aide to Iran's Supreme Leader on Thursday encouraged all Iranians to support their country's nuclear negotiators in talks with six world powers over the future of Tehran's nuclear program. Invoking “heroic flexibility” for the talks, Saeed Jalili ...
Iran defense system non-negotiable: Official
White House should seek congressional endorsement for any Iran deal
It is all too tempting for the Obama administration to follow this script as it negotiates with Iran. But that would be a mistake. Notwithstanding partisan difficulties, seeking congressional endorsement is essential lest any agreement rest on a shaky ...
UN: Iran Cuts Uranium Closest to Nuke-Arms Grade
Iran has neutralized most of its stockpile of higher-enriched uranium that could be turned quickly into the core of a nuclear weapon, the U.N. nuclear agency said Friday, leaving the country with only about a fifth of what it would need for such a purpose.