| May 21, 2014
| 12:42 PM
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...
| May 21, 2014
| 12:14 PM
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...
| May 10, 2014
| 8:16 PM
Three months into intense international negotiations over Iran's disputed nuclear development program, Tehran's team has surprised almost everybody with its apparent eagerness for a deal.
Iranian negotiators have met all of their commitments under...
| May 13, 2014
| 4:26 PM
A top U.S. official cautioned Tuesday that obstacles remain before a nuclear deal can be reached between Iran and six world powers and warned that the widespread optimism about the four-month-long negotiations has gotten “way out of control.”...
| May 13, 2014
| 3:18 AM
The negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program that resume here this week could, if successful, give a huge boost to the governments in Washington and Tehran. But if they collapse, there could be damaging political blowback for leaders in the two...
| Mar 10, 2014
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...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:34 PM
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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:32 PM
The tragedy of Iran is that it may not be able to reach an agreement over its nuclear program even when it knows it needs one. The Islamic Republic's political class knows its hold on power depends on sustained economic growth, and that in turn requires a...
| May 14, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Iran and six world powers Wednesday formally began a two-month diplomatic sprint to complete a deal aimed at preventing Tehran from developing the ability to build nuclear weapons.
Top diplomats from the United States, Britain, China, France, Germany...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:01 PM
WASHINGTON — The White House will block Iran's choice of United Nations ambassador from entering the United States, officials said Friday, stoking new tension between Tehran and Washington as they approach a critical moment in negotiations over...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 7:42 PM
TEHRAN — Iran has "virtually resolved" its dispute with world powers over a planned nuclear plant that could produce weapon material, the chairman of Iran's nuclear agency told a state news agency.
Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's nuclear program,...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 4:16 PM
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...