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  • You can't be happy in Iran, you can't be gay in Pennsylvania

    In the immortal words of one Rodney King, “Can we all get along?” Apparently, when religion gets in the way, maybe not. Need proof? Look over there, in inane Iran, and over here, in silly Philly. In Tehran, people were arrested this week...
  • Video of Iranians dancing to Pharrell's 'Happy' leads to arrests

    Video of Iranians dancing to Pharrell's 'Happy' leads to arrests
    Police here have arrested 13 people linked to a video posted on YouTube showing young Iranian men and women dancing on a rooftop to Pharrell Williams’ feel-good hit "Happy,"  local media reported Wednesday. The arrests drew outrage on social...
  • Iranian President Rouhani supports more workers' rights in speech

    Iranian President Rouhani supports more workers' rights in speech
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani voiced support for increased workers’ rights in a May Day speech Thursday at a packed basketball stadium, but opposition websites reported that 20 workers were detained while en route to a separate labor rally....
  • EU's Ashton sparks controversy in Iran for meeting with women

    EU's Ashton sparks controversy in Iran for meeting with women
    TEHRAN — The highest-level European diplomatic visit to Iran in six years has ended, but controversy remained Tuesday about the European Union envoy’s meeting with a pair of women activists. Political conservatives have lashed out at the...
  • The Iran I saw — in 781 days in Evin Prison

    The Iran I saw — in 781 days in Evin Prison
    On the morning of my appearance before an Iranian Revolutionary Court, where I was convicted on a fabricated charge of espionage, I heard the chant "Death to America!" from the world beyond my prison window. The chant, and the associated stereotype of...
  • The coming crash of American diplomacy in the Middle East

    President Obama has three significant Middle East diplomatic initiatives underway, treating, respectively, Iran's nuclear weapons program; Syria's deadly, exhausting conflict; and the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian dispute. Into these negotiations,...
  • My dad, held in Iran

    Seven years ago Sunday, my father, Robert Levinson, was taken hostage while visiting Kish Island, Iran. He is currently the longest-held hostage in U.S. history, and will likely be marking his 66th birthday Monday in captivity, thousands of miles from his...
  • Dying Lake Urmia reflects a broader problem in Iran

    LAKE URMIA, Iran — An eerie and forlorn tableau greets visitors to the arid shores of this once-vast lake in Iran's far northwest. Rusting ships sit wedged in deep black mud. Stray dogs nibble on rotting planks from long-discarded beach chairs and...
  • In Iran, nuclear deal brings little economic relief

    In Iran, nuclear deal brings little economic relief
    TEHRAN — When Iran's leaders signed a preliminary nuclear deal with world powers in November, they promised the six-month agreement would quickly start "melting the iceberg" of Western sanctions, lead to new trade ties and lift the lives of ordinary...
  • Iranian President Sends Message of Support at Fajr Film Fest Opener

    TEHRAN - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent Iran's film community a significant signal of support as the 32nd Fajr Film Festival and Market kicked off in Tehran with a robust international industry presence and Aussie-in-Hollywood helmer Bruce...
  • Iran eases terms of detention for opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi

    Iran eases terms of detention for opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi
    TEHRAN -- Iranian authorities have eased the terms of confinement of Mehdi Karroubi, a leader of the opposition “Green Movement” that was crushed after disputed presidential elections in 2009, his son said Sunday. The ailing Karroubi, 76,...
  • Poor Iranians line up in the cold for government food handouts

    Poor Iranians line up in the cold for government food handouts
    TEHRAN -- For the third consecutive day, low-income Iranian families lined up Tuesday in harsh winter weather outside government–run distribution centers to pick up free food parcels. The nationwide handouts are part of an effort by Iranian...