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  • Obama blocks visa for Iran's U.N. ambassador

    WASHINGTON — President Obama signed into law a bill Friday that will block Iran’s new ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States. The measure is the first substantial bill from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a likely Republican...
  • Iran prison chief replaced following turmoil

    Iran prison chief replaced following turmoil
    TEHRAN — Iran replaced its top prison administrator Wednesday after public protests alleging excessive violence against inmates at a prison that holds inmates detained for political crimes. The semiofficial Fars News Agency reported that Gholam...
  • 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...
  • U.S. won't issue visa for Iran's pick for U.N. ambassador

    U.S. won't issue visa for Iran's pick for U.N. ambassador
    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...
  • Last year was among the worst for human rights, State Department says

    Last year was among the worst for human rights, State Department says
    WASHINGTON — With a Syrian chemical weapons attack that killed more than 1,000 civilians, violent crackdowns against protesters in Turkey and Ukraine and a string of anti-gay laws from Russia to Uganda, human rights abuses last year ranked among the...
  • Iranian Filmmakers Have Reason to Cheer as Political Climate Slowly Shifts

    To measure how much things have changed on the Iranian film scene with the election of moderate president Hassan Rouhani in June, one need only look at some of the activity at the recent Fajr Film Festival and market. Movies like "Tales," a drama by about...
  • Iran businesses await a post-sanctions bonanza

    Iran businesses await a post-sanctions bonanza
    TEHRAN — The room at the Iranian Chamber of Commerce offices was packed and noisy. At the lectern, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi encouraged dozens of merchants and manufacturers to "seize the opportunity" that could result from an easing...
  • Iranian President Rouhani's trip to Davos gets good reviews at home

    TEHRAN -- Last year he took New York by storm. This week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani continued his charm offensive at the world's most high-profile economic summit in Davos, Switzerland. At the ritzy Alpine resort, the Iranian leader delivered a...
  • Iranian journalists petition Rouhani to reopen press association

    Iranian journalists petition Rouhani to reopen press association
    TEHRAN -- When Iran's leader, Hassan Rouhani, held his first news conference as president-elect last summer, he pledged to reopen the country’s press association and other civil society groups that were shuttered in crackdowns during the rule of...
  • Interim nuclear deal allows Iran to continue centrifuge research

    Interim nuclear deal allows Iran to continue centrifuge research
    WASHINGTON – The interim nuclear deal between Iran and world powers will allow Tehran to continue far more research and development on centrifuges to enrich uranium than has been publicly recognized, according to a veteran Washington nuclear...
  • How to negotiate with Iran

    This month in Geneva, at the first negotiations over its nuclear program since the election of President Hassan Rouhani, Iran took an unprecedented step: It negotiated. For the first time, Tehran presented an actual vision of the endgame for the talks...
  • Charmed by Rouhani, but only to a point

    Charmed by Rouhani, but only to a point
    NEW YORK — How long does it take for a charm offensive to wear thin? By the end of a long week of glad-handing at the United Nations, even Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, was beginning to sound a little tired of his hazy talking points....