RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Iran

A collection of news and information related to Iran published by this site and its partners.

Top Iran Articles

Displaying items 253-264
  • PASSINGS: Simin Behbahani, George Hansen, Hashim Khan, Fernand St Germain

     Simin Behbahani Acclaimed poet known as 'lioness of Iran' Simin Behbahani, 87, a famed Iranian poet who wrote of the joys of love, demanded equal rights for women and spoke out about the challenges facing those living in her homeland, died Tuesday in...
  • Iranian parliament sacks minister, in setback for Rouhani

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's parliament sacked the science, research and technology minister on Wednesday, a victory for the conservative critics of moderate President Hassan Rouhani. In their impeachment motion - the first time parliament has sacked a...
  • Poet Behbahani, 'lioness of Iran', dies at 87 - state media

    * Champion of women's rights, opponent of death penalty * Nominated for Nobel literature prize * Feared dying abroad, chose not to emigrate By Michelle Moghtader DUBAI, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Poet Simin Behbahani, a champion of women's rights and free...
  • Simin Behbahani, poet and 'Lioness of Iran,' dies at 87

    Simin Behbahani, the poet known as “the Lioness of Iran” for her defiant verses opposing dictatorship and defending the rights of women, has died at age 87, according to media reports. Behbahani, who died Tuesday after a week in a coma,...
  • Poet Behbahani, 'lioness of Iran', dies at 87: state media

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Poet Simin Behbahani, a champion of women's rights and free speech whose lyrical verse captured the hopes and disappointments of Iranians since the 1979 revolution, died on Tuesday at the age of 87, official media reported. Nominated...
  • Egypt urges U.S. restraint over Missouri unrest

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt on Tuesday urged U.S. authorities to exercise restraint in dealing with racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri - echoing language Washington used to caution Egypt as it cracked down on Islamist protesters last year....
  • Is the Islamic State exterminating the language of Jesus?

    Is the Islamic State exterminating the language of Jesus?
    Qaraqosh, Tel Kepe and Karamlesh are just three of the Iraqi towns on the Nineveh plains captured in early August by the Islamic State (IS), but they represent the last major concentration of Aramaic speakers in the world. Pushing northeast of Mosul...
  • 'Terrorists' help U.S. in battle against Islamic State in Iraq

    MAKHMUR Iraq (Reuters) - Washington has acquired an unlikely ally in its battle against Islamic State militants in Iraq - a group of fighters it formally classifies as terrorists. The outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), condemned for its three-...
  • Why ISIS is good for the world

    ISIS has conquered large swaths of Iraq and Syria conducting mass executions, affixing severed heads to poles, cutting in half Christian babies and gouging out their eyes. An Australian turned ISIS jihadist traveled to Syria and posted his son holding a...
  • Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes western Iran

    Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes western Iran
    A strong earthquake rattled western Iran near the Iraq border early Monday, causing extensive damage and scores of injuries, authorities said. There were no immediate reports of deaths from the quake, which was measured at a magnitude of 6.2 and was...
  • Clinton's right — Obama has no direction

    Clinton's right — Obama has no direction
    "Great nations need organizing principles, and, 'Don't do stupid stuff,' is not an organizing principle." Hillary Clinton, The Atlantic, Aug. 10 Leave it to President Barack Obama's own former secretary of state to acknowledge the fatal flaw of his...
  • Turkish energy minister says Iraqi Kurdistan oil exports continue

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Monday 6.5 million barrels of Iraqi Kurdish crude oil had been shipped to world markets via Turkey's Ceyhan port since exports began and that a seventh tanker was being loaded at the...