Iran's New Gay Executions
The tragic hanging of two “sodomites” in Iran may seem, in theory, like an obvious cause for U.S. concern and U.S. action. (Sign a petition! Demand human rights!) Yet in practice, those most attentive to LGBT concerns may be the least eager to pick ...
Iran should free my son
From an early age, my son Jason Rezaian has been fascinated by his father's home country, Iran. Despite growing up in the United States, he learned Farsi, enjoyed playing backgammon at warm family gatherings with his Iranian relatives and came to love ...
Why Iran Fears Iraq's Kurds
That a top-ranking Iranian official has resorted to sartorial symbolism reflects just how overwhelmed Iran has been by the twin crises of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Malaki's failed leadership and the Kurdish move to hold a referendum on independence.
Iraq Kurds laud Iran support in confronting ISIL
Wall Street Journal
Iran endorses Haider al-Abadi as Iraq's new prime minister, spurning Nouri al ...
BAGHDAD — Iran endorsed Iraq's new prime minister-designate on Tuesday, striking a death blow for incumbent Nouri al-Maliki as a wide spectrum of domestic factions — and even his most loyal militia — also turned their backs on the country's longtime ...
Iran Voices Support for New Iraqi PM Designate
Iran Backs Iraqi Prime Minister Nominee
Iran puts support behind Maliki's successor as Iraqi prime minister
New York Daily News
Iran's Bid for Own Plane to Defy Sanctions Blocked by Crash
Iran's efforts to escape the impact of western sanctions by founding its own aerospace industry are in tatters after four crashes in 12 years involving the aircraft around which the plan is based led the model to be grounded. Iran-140 turboprops like ...
Crash of Iranian built plane leaves 39 dead
At least 39 dead as Iran regional passenger plane carrying 40 people crashes ...
Iranian plane crashes after takeoff, killing 39
New York Times
With Natural Gas Byproduct, Iran Sidesteps Sanctions
New York Times
Iran is finding a way around Western sanctions to export increasing amounts of an ultralight oil to China and other Asian markets, expanding the value of its trade by potentially billions of dollars a year. The exports come during a slight thaw in Iran ...
Iran's Christians flee to unlikely sanctuary in Bulgaria
“My family changed from Muslim to Christian and when you convert it is so hard to live [in Iran],” said Salehi, who worked in an optics business in Iran and was introduced to Christianity by a friend who had converted from Islam to Christianity and ...
Iran bans vasectomies, wants more babies
Washington Post (blog)
Men in Iran wanting to get vasectomies will soon be out of luck now that the country's parliament has approved a ban on surgical, permanent forms of birth control. Violators will be punished as having committed a crime, the official Islamic Republic ...
Iran bans permanent contraception to boost population growth
Iran bans permanent contraception, birth control ads
Iran's Parliament Votes to Make Vasectomies Forbidden
Senior Iranian official congratulates new Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi
Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran's powerful Supreme National Security Council, was quoted by the official IRNA news agency congratulating the Iraqi people and their leaders for choosing Haider al-Abadi as their new prime minister. Abadi, a veteran ...
Iran determined in nuclear talks: President Rouhani
President Rouhani said in an address to an economic conference in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Tuesday that Iran is serious and determined in the nuclear negotiations, but the world needs to know that the opportunity offered by the Islamic Republic ...
Backlash after Iran's Rouhani calls foes of nuclear deal 'cowards'
The New Sex Report from Iran Says Some Surprising Things
Rouhani Report Card: More Prudence Than Hope for Iran's Domestic Politcs