| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:20 AM
"The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books" by Azar Nafisi; Viking (338 pages, $28.95)
What does Huck Finn have to do with the Iranian revolution?
Azar Nafisi makes a strong case for the answer "everything" and also with democracy in...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The latest round of negotiations over Iran's nuclear program took place this week, pitting the United States and its European partners against the Iranian regime's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. But only five weeks before an upcoming deadline,...
| 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,...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 7:09 AM
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Iran has sought payment of $400 million from India under an interim deal with six world powers that allows the OPEC nation to recover part of its overseas frozen oil revenues, industry sources said in Wednesday.
Iran and the...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 11:07 AM
A U.S. proposal aimed at resolving a central dispute in nuclear talks with Iran is meeting skepticism in the Iranian capital from conservatives and observers of other political stripes.
U.S. negotiators have proposed to have Iran disconnect some of...