| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
With the election of congenial pragmatist Hassan Rowhani as the next president, Iran has caught the world off-guard.
Emigres, opposition figures and diplomats had written off Friday’s vote as a preordained elevation of another anti-Western hard-...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The election of Hasan Rowhani as president of Iran is good news for Americans, except for the neoconservative hawks who brought us the war in Iraq and have been especially eager for another military adventure in Iran.
In Iranian terms, Mr. Rowhani is...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 12:43 PM
In a 1993 classic movie, Bill Murray plays a weatherman who is given the assignment to view the annual awaking of the ground hog Punxsutawney Phil and finds himself living the same day over and over again. Today we are experiencing much the same thing...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
TEHRAN — A spat over the possible reopening of a shuttered film institute is pitting Iran's culture overseers against an alliance of moviemakers and cinema buffs emboldened by the victory of moderate Hassan Rouhani in June's presidential balloting....
| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:32 PM
As Americans pack their bags and hoist their backpacks for an end-of-summer foreign adventure, a U.S. government travel alert is urging them to be vigilant amid indications that Islamic militants are plotting terrorist strikes.
The State Department's...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 12:13 PM
TEHRAN -- Hassan Rouhani became the seventh president of the Islamic Republic of Iran on Saturday, officially receiving the endorsement of the nation’s supreme leader at a formal ceremony here in the capital.
Rouhani, 64, a cleric considered a...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:23 AM
TEHRAN — Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, said Sunday that his nation would not be intimidated by threats and demanded “respect” from the global community.
“If you want the right response, it should not be through...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:56 PM
I haven’t drawn Vladimir Putin in a very long time. He’s easy enough. He’s got that pouty mouth and deep-set eyes. He’s much easier to draw than Mikhail Gorbachev. Gorby looked like an average western businessman. The only thing...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:21 PM
TEHRAN — Iran’s parliament handed a victory Thursday to new President Hassan Rouhani, approving 15 of his 18 proposed Cabinet ministers, including nominees to head the key ministries of oil and foreign affairs.
The vote culminated four...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Hundreds of Iranian Americans are expected to attend a convention in Anaheim on Saturday that will explore the current state of Iranian politics after the election of new president Hassan Rouhani.
Rouhani, 64, a cleric considered a moderate pragmatist,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:10 PM
WASHINGTON – Could the Jewish New Year herald a fresh start in Iran?
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was known for incendiary anti-Semitic comments, questioning whether the Holocaust was “a real event” and once...