| Oct 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Set in a shantytown on the outskirts of Tehran where a factory owner employs a horde of illegal Afghan workers, "A Few Cubic Meters of Love" is an earnest but affecting social-issue drama centered on a forbidden relationship. This debut feature from...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 1:46 PM
A spate of acid attacks against women and girls in Iran's cultural capital of Isfahan has been met with street rallies and social media protests, seemingly alarming Iranian authorities who have promised to take steps to quell the disfiguring assaults....
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:12 PM
The future of Iran’s planned research reactor at Arak is again proving a major sticking point in international talks over Tehran’s disputed nuclear program, according to a key negotiator.
Western officials fear that the heavy-water reactor,...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 11:40 AM
First came billowing banners in yellow, green and black. Then colorful tents were raised Sunday beside tables stacked with sugar-filled tea glasses, steaming teapots and plates of biscuits.
And, surrounding every table and tent, wary Iraqi federal...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 5:04 AM
Rejecting pleas from human rights groups, Iran on Saturday hanged a woman convicted of murdering a man she had said was trying to rape her.
Reyhaneh Jabbari, 27, was hanged at dawn, the official IRNA news agency reported. In a protracted court case,...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 5:05 PM
With talks nearly deadlocked and their deadline one month away, six world powers seeking a nuclear deal with Iran have begun discussing whether to again extend negotiations, according to Western officials.
Officials say they believe a deal is still...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:05 PM
A failure of the gridlocked nuclear negotiations with Iran will lead to a dangerous escalation by both Tehran and the West, America's lead negotiator warned Thursday.
Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman said that if the talks end at their Nov. 24...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Navid Negahban's most famous alter ago, "Homeland" terrorist mastermind Abu Nazir, was certainly no fan of Israel. But Negahban, whose quiet, almost sympathetic performance of the jihadist shot him to fame in 2011, fell in love with the Jewish state while...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
U.S. Sen. John McCain keeps repeating that we had the Iraq war won. But did we? McCain sees a battle (the "surge"), in which we pushed both sides of a 1,000-year war far enough apart to temporarily stop them from trying to destroy one another.
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Southeast of this city, at a place called Hill of the Flowers, Kurdish forces gaze toward a concrete bridge bedecked with fluttering black flags. The guns of a few Soviet-era tanks peer from a nearby ditch at this makeshift frontier not found on any map....
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Who are we at war with in the Middle East?
At first glance, this seems like a straightforward question with an obvious answer. We are at war with the Islamic State terrorist organization in Iraq and Syria. Moreover, "war" is the exact descriptor to use,...