| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Jon Stewart has already hosted the Oscars. Now he just might get to attend as a nominee.
"Rosewater," "The Daily Show" host's directorial debut, just landed a prime awards-friendly release date, positioning it for an awards campaign should the...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:46 AM
Iran's nuclear negotiating team has come to this city hoping to seal a deal on its disputed nuclear program that will finally remove the international sanctions crippling its economy.
But just in case they don't win that diplomatic victory, they are...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Relations between Britain and Iran have improved in recent months and "circumstances are right" to reopen the British Embassy in Tehran, Foreign Secretary William Hague said Tuesday.
The election a year ago of moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Concern is mounting in the international film community over Iranian director, actress and women's rights activist Mahnaz Mohammadi who on June 7th reportedly began serving a five year sentence in Iran's Evin Prison, on the outskirts of Tehran, on charges...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
VENICE - The Venice Film Festival on Wednesday expressed its solidarity with two film directors who have been recently imprisoned for political reasons, Mahnaz Mohammadi of Iran and Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, by leaving two empty chairs during...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The punishing ordeal of Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari -- imprisoned for 118 days on charges of espionage -- is brought to the screen with impressive tact and intelligence by writer-director Jon Stewart in "Rosewater," . Largely a two-hander between...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani found himself in a political firestorm Tuesday, the day after he denounced his hard-line critics as “political cowards” who oppose his efforts to reach an agreement with the West over the country's nuclear...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:33 AM
TEHRAN -- In these first days of Ramadan, many Iranians hoped to hear a familiar and beloved voice as they tuned into state radio or switched on TV just before iftar, the evening meal that signals the end of the dawn-to-dusk fast.
They were looking...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
North Korea: Baby steps back from the brink
Wednesday, June 12 – After more than a month of ominous silence that followed threats to launch nuclear weapons, North Korea appears to be making modest motions toward easing tensions on the divided...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:58 AM
TEHRAN -- Leading reformist candidate Mohammad Reza Aref announced Tuesday that he was dropping out of the race to be Iran's next president, leaving centrist Hassan Rowhani as the sole moderate-leaning candidate in Friday’s election.
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Iran’s ruling theocracy was unable to overcome its notorious infighting and unite behind a single candidate in Friday’s presidential election, which has suddenly boosted the prospects of the lone moderate in the race and rekindled interest...