| Oct 19, 2014
| 6:08 AM
| Oct 18, 2014
| 8:43 AM
Iranian officials are expressing new worry over the global oil price slump, which is threatening the country’s budget and could undermine its strategy in international nuclear negotiations.
As recently as Tuesday, Iran’s oil ministry was...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 3:35 PM
A well-known Iranian ayatollah and a top diplomat in Tehran have joined in widespread condemnation of a death sentence handed down in Saudi Arabia against Sheikh Nimr Baqir al Nimr, a prominent Shiite Muslim cleric and dissident.
"If Sheikh Nimr is...
| 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,...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 5:09 PM
The ritual chants of "Death to America!" have not gone away, but at Friday services across Iran worshipers sought divine intervention in a matter more climatological than ideological.
The faithful prayed for rain, or at least were urged to do so.
| Sep 27, 2014
| 7:53 PM
Israeli leaders emerged from a long weekend of the Jewish New Year and Sabbath to denounce speeches delivered at the United Nations General Assembly last week by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
| Oct 14, 2014
| 3:42 PM
The Nobel Peace Prize committee rightly cited the work that Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi did to lead the "struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education," but it was Malala's work...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:27 PM
A drop in global oil prices, driven in part by a boom in U.S. shale oil production, is threatening to hit the economies of energy-exporting Russia and Iran harder than Western economic sanctions have done.
Prices have fallen about 20% on world markets...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Negotiations for a nuclear deal with Iran may be extended if an agreement can’t be reached by the Nov. 24 deadline, a senior Iranian official said Friday, offering the strongest signal yet that Tehran and world powers may prefer a continuation of...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Recently, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said of ISIS: "They want to kill humanity and, from the viewpoint of the Islamic tenets and culture, killing an innocent person equals the killing of (all) humanity." I can only guess that the Iranian people...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 1:51 AM
An Iranian woman facing a death sentence in a murder case that some have labeled a miscarriage of justice may be spared the gallows, Iranian judicial officials said.
Authorities were seeking consent from the family of the victim to vacate the capital...