| 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...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 9:09 AM
BEIRUT -- Iran's expatriate filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf is facing withering condemnation in his homeland for attending a film festival in Israel, the Islamic Republi's archfoe.
The acclaimed director, considered a pioneer of moviemaking in Iran,...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:33 AM
TEHRAN -- In these first days of Ramadan, many Iranians hoped to hear a familiar and beloved voice as they tuned into state radio or switched on TV just before iftar, the evening meal that signals the end of the dawn-to-dusk fast.
They were looking...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:21 PM
TEHRAN -- More than 200 steelworkers staged a demonstration Tuesday in front of the Iranian parliament, protesting layoffs and unpaid salaries in an illustration of the daunting economic challenges facing President-elect Hassan Rouhani.
One of the laid-...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 10:22 AM
JERUSALEM -- The explosions that rocked the Syrian port city of Latakia last week, destroying a weapons cache, continue to reverberate in regional politics as accusations and denials abound.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined to say...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Dan Gaspar answered a question about the biggest misconceptions that Americans may have about Iran, not with a story of suffering, but with a story of suffrage.
"We were in South Korea when the presidential elections were going on in June," Gaspar said....
| Aug 7, 2013
| 8:15 AM
JERUSALEM -- Alarmed by the prospects of renewed U.S.-Iran negotiations and suggestions that the new Islamic leadership might chart a more moderate path, Israel is ramping up its threat to take unilateral military action against Iran’s nuclear...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani has accused his soon-to-be predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, of provoking fights within the leadership and driving the economy into crisis, signaling that he will focus on the country’s domestic troubles when...
| 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...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 8:59 AM
TEHRAN — Bolstering his centrist image, Iranian President-elect Hassan Rowhani vowed “moderation” in foreign and domestic affairs Saturday in his first nationally televised address since his surprising election victory earlier this...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By Jessica Reynolds Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is being criticized for giving Hugo Chavez's mother a hug at the funeral of the late Venezuelan president, reports the Associated Press. Iran's Islamic codes forbid physical contact between non-...
| Mar 14, 2013
Si alguien mata a una persona en Irán, no sólo tiene que cumplir la pena correspondiente, sino pagar una suma de dinero a la familia del muerto. Pero le sale más barato matar a una mujer o a un extranjero, porque en ese caso se paga la mitad.
Es uno de...