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  • In Iran, thousands mourn pop singer Morteza Pashaei

    Thousands of distraught music fans, many in tears, lined the streets of the Iranian capital on Sunday to mourn Morteza Pashaei, a beloved Iranian pop star who died of cancer. Pashaei, a favorite of young Iranians and Persian speakers worldwide, was 30....
  • 'Rosewater' finds Jon Stewart in solidly serious mode

     'Rosewater' finds Jon Stewart in solidly serious mode
    Jon Stewart has made such a career out of mocking the news that it's a bit of a shock to find that "Rosewater," his debut film as a writer-director, is so earnest and straightforward you'd guess it was directed by Dan Rather and not the host of Comedy...
  • Review: 'Rosewater'

    Review: 'Rosewater'
    How many casual American moviegoers would be interested in "Rosewater" if an unknown Jon had written and directed it, instead of Jon Stewart, famous "Daily Show" host and first-time feature filmmaker? Well, Stewart did direct "Rosewater," and even...
  • Cheaper oil's winners and losers

    The recent drop in world oil prices — from more than $100 a barrel in June to about $80 a barrel now — will benefit the global economy, American consumers and a beleaguered U.S. foreign policy. And there are reasons to think oil could remain...
  • Deal or no deal? Iran says shut up and make one

    Deal or no deal? Iran says shut up and make one
    As everyone seems to be saying, there is less than a fortnight to go before we hit the Nov. 24 deadline for a final agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. And as more and more people are forecasting, things aren't looking too good. The issue isn'...
  • Hold Iran accountable for nuclear pursuits

    Hold Iran accountable for nuclear pursuits
    As an unrepentant sponsor of terrorism that abhors Western values, Iran just successfully circumvented another deadline surrounding its negotiations with the P5+1 world powers in Vienna. With another diplomatic deadline calendared, it is imperative...
  • Schuylkill County company, CEO sentenced to probation for attempt to smuggle equipment to Iran

    The CEO of a Schuylkill County company who pleaded guilty to a plot to smuggle machinery to Iran in defiance of a U.S. trade embargo will serve 12 months of probation. Helmut Oertmann, the chief executive officer of Hetran Inc. in Orwigsburg, avoided...
  • Freight from Central Asia in about half the time -- 13 days

    Freight from Central Asia in about half the time -- 13 days
    The leaders of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Iran gathered at an obscure Turkmen frontier village Wednesday to inaugurate a new rail route intended to speed up delivery of goods between Europe and Asia. The new 577-mile rail line between Ozen in...
  • Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns

    Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns
    Iranian warplanes have launched several airstrikes in recent days against Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq, U.S. and Iranian officials said Tuesday, the latest sign that America's longtime adversary is conducting a parallel but largely...
  • Steven G. Calabresi: 5 myths about lame-duck presidents

    President Barack Obama is now officially a lame duck: no more elections left, and facing GOP majorities in the Senate, House, governors' mansions and even the Supreme Court, in a sense, where five of the nine justices were appointed by Republicans. But...
  • Yemen bombing targets Iranian ambassador's residence; three killed

    A massive vehicle bomb exploded Wednesday outside the residence of the Iranian ambassador in Yemen’s increasingly chaotic capital. The envoy was not in the building at the time, but at least three people, including the bomber, were killed and more...