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May 25, 2024

Director Who Fled Iran Brings a Movie and a Message of Hope to Cannes

At a news conference for his film “The Seed of the Sacred Fig,” Mohammad Rasoulof ...

Director Who Fled Iran Brings a Movie and a Message of Hope to Cannes

May 25, 2024

Calls, Search Parties, Drones: 17 Hours to Find Iran’s President

As a frenzied quest began for the fallen helicopter of President Ebrahim Raisi, Iran ...

Calls, Search Parties, Drones: 17 Hours to Find Iran’s President

May 24, 2024

Iranian director risks Cannes appearance after escaping arrest

Mohammad Rasoulof fled Iran and arrived at the French film festival via a safe house ...

Iranian director risks Cannes appearance after escaping arrest

May 24, 2024

U.S., European powers divided over confronting Iran at IAEA, diplomats say

It is 18 months since the International Atomic Energy Agency's 35-nation Board of ...

U.S., European powers divided over confronting Iran at IAEA, diplomats say

May 23, 2024

Iran burying late president at shrine in home city of Mashhad

The 63-year-old hard-line cleric will be laid to rest in the holy shrine of Imam Reza ...

Iran burying late president at shrine in home city of Mashhad

May 23, 2024

What a Turkish drone in the Raisi crash crisis reveals about Iran’s UAV capabilities

As Iranian officials muddy the water, experts told Breaking Defense that Tehran's ...

What a Turkish drone in the Raisi crash crisis reveals about Iran’s UAV capabilities

May 23, 2024

A Nuclear Iran Has Never Felt More Possible

The uncertainty ushered in by the death of Iran’s president, Ebrahim Raisi ...

A Nuclear Iran Has Never Felt More Possible

May 22, 2024

Funeral of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi Held in Tehran

Funeral of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi Held in Tehran ...

Funeral of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi Held in Tehran

May 22, 2024

What the Death of Iran’s President Really Means

The fatal helicopter crash will accelerate a transition already underway to a faction ...

What the Death of Iran’s President Really Means

May 22, 2024

Who’s in More Trouble: Israel or Iran

An astute friend recently observed that today’s crisis in the Middle East boils down ...

Who’s in More Trouble: Israel or Iran

May 21, 2024

Hamas is just a part of Iran’s multi-front war against Israel and the West

Since Oct. 7, Hamas has been the tip of the spear in Iran’s “ring of fire” strategy against Israel ...

Hamas is just a part of Iran’s multi-front war against Israel and the West

May 21, 2024

Mourners begin days of funerals for Iran’s president and others killed in helicopter crash

For Iran’s Shiite theocracy, mass demonstrations have been crucial since millions thronged the ...

Mourners begin days of funerals for Iran’s president and others killed in helicopter crash

May 21, 2024

After Raisi’s Death, Elections Pose Tricky Test for Iran’s Rulers

Iran’s political establishment must choose between opening the race and facing ...

After Raisi’s Death, Elections Pose Tricky Test for Iran’s Rulers

May 21, 2024

What might have caused the helicopter crash that killed Iran's president

The crash that killed Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and several other top officials on ...

What might have caused the helicopter crash that killed Iran's president

May 20, 2024

Iran’s supreme leader sets its hardline foreign policies: expect more of the same

Experts say shift in direction, including on nuclear issue, is unlikely after death of ....

Iran’s supreme leader sets its hardline foreign policies: expect more of the same

May 20, 2024

Raisi’s Death Threatens New Instability for Iran

The sudden death of Iran’s president, Ebrahim Raisi, disrupts a careful effort at a smooth ...

Raisi’s Death Threatens New Instability for Iran

May 20, 2024

Who is Mohammad Mokhber? Iran taps acting president after Raisi’s death

Mohammad Mokhber, as Iran’s first vice president since 2021, assumes interim ...

Who is Mohammad Mokhber? Iran taps acting president after Raisi’s death

May 20, 2024

Live Updates: Raisi Dies in Crash, Iranian State Media Report

President Ebrahim Raisi and Iran’s foreign minister were killed in a helicopter crash ...

Live Updates: Raisi Dies in Crash, Iranian State Media Report

May 20, 2024

Iran’s president, foreign minister and others found dead at helicopter crash site

The crash comes as the Middle East remains unsettled by the Israel-Hamas war ...

Iran’s president, foreign minister and others found dead at helicopter crash site

May 19, 2024

Helicopter carrying Iran's President Raisi crashes, search under way

The official said the lives of Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian were ...

Helicopter carrying Iran's President Raisi crashes, search under way

May 19, 2024

Iran hangs two women as surge in executions intensifies: NGO

Iran on Saturday hanged at least seven people, including two women, while a member ...

Iran hangs two women as surge in executions intensifies: NGO

May 19, 2024

U.S. and Iranian Officials Held Indirect Talks in Oman on Risks of a Wider War

The talks were the first since Iran attacked Israel last month in retaliation for its killing ...

U.S. and Iranian Officials Held Indirect Talks in Oman on Risks of a Wider War

May 18, 2024

Syrian Support for UAE’s Claim over Iranian Islands, Stirs Backlash

Iran’s leading ‘reformist’ daily criticized Tehran's ally Syrian President Bashar Assad ...

Syrian Support for UAE’s Claim over Iranian Islands, Stirs Backlash

May 18, 2024

Iran Nobel laureate says she faces new trial

Jailed Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner Narges Mohammadi says she is facing ...

Iran Nobel laureate says she faces new trial

May 18, 2024

Iran prepares to execute Jewish man in case that sends dread through tiny Jewish community

The case has sent a shockwave through the tiny Jewish community in the Islamic ...

Iran prepares to execute Jewish man in case that sends dread through tiny Jewish community

May 17, 2024

Turkey Excludes Iran from Turkmen Gas Transit Route

Turkey has signed an agreement with Azerbaijan to import and transit Turkmen natural ...

Turkey Excludes Iran from Turkmen Gas Transit Route

May 17, 2024

‘Exhausting and extremely dangerous’: Mohammad Rasoulof on his escape from Iran

The director of The Seed of the Sacred Fig details how he discarded electronic devices ...

‘Exhausting and extremely dangerous’: Mohammad Rasoulof on his escape from Iran

May 17, 2024

Amnesty Calls for Release of Iranian Rapper on Death Row

Dissident rapper Toomaj Salehi is at risk of execution after a Court in Esfahan ...

Amnesty Calls for Release of Iranian Rapper on Death Row

May 17, 2024

EU Urges Iran To 'Reverse Nuclear Trajectory' As Tehran Threatens To Cross Threshold

The European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell (left) meets Iranian Foreign Minister ...

EU Urges Iran To 'Reverse Nuclear Trajectory' As Tehran Threatens To Cross Threshold

May 17, 2024

Iran's Drive to Build a Nuclear Bomb Is Gaining Momentum

Iranian decision-makers are beginning to reconsider their nation's official ban on ...

Iran's Drive to Build a Nuclear Bomb Is Gaining Momentum

May 16, 2024

In the Game of Spy vs. Spy, Israel Keeps Getting the Better of Iran

Repressing dissent, putting innocent people in prison, flubbing operations abroad ...

In the Game of Spy vs. Spy, Israel Keeps Getting the Better of Iran

May 16, 2024

To Talk With Putin or Iran, the West Turns to the World’s Nuclear Inspector

Rafael Grossi took over the International Atomic Energy Agency five years ago at what ...

To Talk With Putin or Iran, the West Turns to the World’s Nuclear Inspector

May 15, 2024

US intelligence spotted Chinese, Iranian deepfakes in 2020 aimed at influencing US voters

Operatives working for the Chinese and Iranian governments prepared fake, ...

US intelligence spotted Chinese, Iranian deepfakes in 2020 aimed at influencing US voters

May 15, 2024

Jordan foils arms plot as kingdom caught in Iran-Israel shadow war

The weapons were sent by Iranian-backed militias in Syria to a cell of the Muslim Brotherhood ...

Jordan foils arms plot as kingdom caught in Iran-Israel shadow war

May 15, 2024

S Jaishankar: India backs port deal with Iran after US caution

India has urged the US not to take a "narrow view" of its port agreement with Iran, ...

S Jaishankar: India backs port deal with Iran after US caution

May 14, 2024

Acclaimed Iranian Film Director Flees Country After Jail Sentence

Mohammad Rasoulof, known for the award-winning “There Is No Evil,” had been ...

Acclaimed Iranian Film Director Flees Country After Jail Sentence

May 14, 2024

US calls on Iran to halt unprecedented weapons transfers to Yemen’s Houthis for attacks on ships

He said there is extensive evidence that Iran is providing advanced weapons, ...

US calls on Iran to halt unprecedented weapons transfers to Yemen’s Houthis for attacks on ships

May 14, 2024

Why Iran and Israel Stepped Back From the Brink

he volley of attacks and counterattacks between Iran and Israel in the first two weeks ...

Why Iran and Israel Stepped Back From the Brink

May 13, 2024

Mohammad Rasoulof Flees Iran for Europe After Receiving 8-Year Prison Sentence

“We are very happy and much relieved that Mohammad has safely arrived in Europe ...

Mohammad Rasoulof Flees Iran for Europe After Receiving 8-Year Prison Sentence

May 13, 2024

Iran jails regime critic Sadegh Zibakalam

Iranian academic and government critic Sadegh Zibakalam has been jailed on "propaganda" ...

Iran jails regime critic Sadegh Zibakalam

May 13, 2024

Slain IRGC Commander's Covert Journey to Syria to Evade Israeli Attack

A top Islamic Revolutionary Guards commander, who was killed in an attack at the Iranian ...

Slain IRGC Commander's Covert Journey to Syria to Evade Israeli Attack

May 13, 2024

Iranian Prisoner Dies from Lack of Medical Care in Ghezelhesar Prison

According to a report by the Hengaw Organization, Kianoush Valadbeigi, 35, from ...

Iranian Prisoner Dies from Lack of Medical Care in Ghezelhesar Prison

May 13, 2024

Experts Warn about Iran’s Increasing Threat to Latin America

A threatening scenario has been in the making in the region: Iran’s calculated ...

Experts Warn about Iran’s Increasing Threat to Latin America

May 13, 2024

India expects long-term arrangement with Iran on Chabahar port, minister says

India has been developing part of the port in Chabahar on Iran's southeastern ...

India expects long-term arrangement with Iran on Chabahar port, minister says

May 12, 2024

Backlash over Iran's National Girl's Day Poster

A government billboard in Tehran encouraging young girls to be homemakers ...

Backlash over Iran's National Girl's Day Poster

May 11, 2024

A parliamentary election runoff puts hard-liners firmly in charge of Iran’s parliament

Iran’s hard-liners won most of the remaining seats in an election run-off to give them ...

A parliamentary election runoff puts hard-liners firmly in charge of Iran’s parliament

May 10, 2024

Israel and Iran: A New Deterrence Paradigm

For a worrisome moment in mid-April, the world watched as Iran and Israel appeared ...

Israel and Iran: A New Deterrence Paradigm

May 10, 2024

Iranians vote in parliamentary runoff election after hard-liners dominate initial balloting

People in 22 constituencies across the country will elect 45 representatives from a pool ...

Iranians vote in parliamentary runoff election after hard-liners dominate initial balloting

May 10, 2024

Coldplay and Sting call for release of Toomaj Salehi, Iranian rapper sentenced to death

Leading cultural figures including Margaret Atwood sign statement in support of rapper ...

Coldplay and Sting call for release of Toomaj Salehi, Iranian rapper sentenced to death

May 10, 2024

How Princeton got burned by its outreach to Iran

As US-Iran relations thawed during the Obama administration, Princeton University ...

How Princeton got burned by its outreach to Iran

May 9, 2024

Iran’s Medical Community Faces Mounting Pressure Over Hijab Compliance

Authorities are increasing pressure on Iran’s medical community compelling female ...

Iran’s Medical Community Faces Mounting Pressure Over Hijab Compliance

May 9, 2024

Award-winning director Mohammad Rasoulof sentenced to prison in Iran ahead of Cannes

Rasoulof, 51, known for his film “There Is No Evil,” has become the latest artist targeted ...

Award-winning director Mohammad Rasoulof sentenced to prison in Iran ahead of Cannes

May 9, 2024

Iran to change nuclear doctrine if existence threatened, adviser to supreme leader says

Tehran has always said it had no plans to obtain nuclear weapons. Western ...

Iran to change nuclear doctrine if existence threatened, adviser to supreme leader says

May 9, 2024

Iranian Doctor Arrested for Protesting Execution of Political Prisoners

Dr. Mehrshad Kalini, a pediatrician based in the Lordegan city of Chaharmahal ...

Iranian Doctor Arrested for Protesting Execution of Political Prisoners

May 8, 2024

Insurance firms deny Chevron's $57 million claim for Iran oil seizure

Three insurance companies have rejected Chevron's (CVX.N), claim over the seizure ...

Insurance firms deny Chevron's $57 million claim for Iran oil seizure

May 8, 2024

From Iran to California, this professor protests for human rights – but at what cost

With their green card expiring soon, Rouhollah Aghasaleh of Cal Poly Humboldt has ...

From Iran to California, this professor protests for human rights – but at what cost

May 8, 2024

How Iran and Israel Are Unnatural Adversaries

“History is littered,” the British writer and politician Enoch Powell said, “with the wars ...

How Iran and Israel Are Unnatural Adversaries

May 8, 2024

How Biden dropped the ball on the Iran nuclear deal

He squandered the chance to re-enter the JCPOA, and instead doubled-down ...

How Biden dropped the ball on the Iran nuclear deal

May 8, 2024

Finally, a possible explanation for why Biden’s Iran envoy was suspended

With lawmakers left to dig up clues, Robert Malley should be charged or given a chance ...

Finally, a possible explanation for why Biden’s Iran envoy was suspended

May 7, 2024

North Korea and Iran — a new alliance

Pyongyang and Tehran are united by their grievances against the US and could exchange ...

North Korea and Iran — a new alliance

May 7, 2024

Iran and the UN nuclear agency are still discussing how to implement a 2023 deal on inspections

The acknowledgment by the International Atomic Energy Agency’s leader Rafael Grossi ...

Iran and the UN nuclear agency are still discussing how to implement a 2023 deal on inspections

May 7, 2024

After the Attacks Between Israel and Iran—What Comes Next

The details of the tit-for-tat reveal that Israel is not the newly triumphant leader of ...

After the Attacks Between Israel and Iran—What Comes Next

May 7, 2024

Iran's capacity to move oil reliant on Malaysian providers, US official says

The United States sees Iran's capacity to move its oil as reliant on service providers ...

Iran's capacity to move oil reliant on Malaysian providers, US official says

May 6, 2024

EU urges China to use influence on Russia and Iran

Ursula von der Leyen says EU counts on Xi Jinping to lean on Russia to end war in Ukraine ...

EU urges China to use influence on Russia and Iran

May 6, 2024

The UN nuclear watchdog's long list of difficulties in Iran

U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi will hold talks with senior officials ...

The UN nuclear watchdog's long list of difficulties in Iran

May 6, 2024

As China and Iran hunt for dissidents in the US, the FBI is racing to counter the threat

“In the end,” the operative ominously told his contact, “violence would be fine too.” ...

As China and Iran hunt for dissidents in the US, the FBI is racing to counter the threat

May 6, 2024

Iran's Housing Crisis: Soaring Rents Leave Citizens Struggling

The Iranian housing market continues to impose immense financial burdens on its citizens ...

Iran's Housing Crisis: Soaring Rents Leave Citizens Struggling

May 5, 2024

The Dire State of Press Freedom in Iran

Iran continues to solidify its position as one of the most oppressive regimes for press ...

The Dire State of Press Freedom in Iran

May 5, 2024

Iranian Teachers Call Out Government Over Lack Of Reforms

The Iranian Teachers' Union's Coordination Council reported that security ...

Iranian Teachers Call Out Government Over Lack Of Reforms

May 4, 2024

Rap music in Iran: 'Crossing the red line into politics makes you a target'

Dozens of rappers have been arrested in Iran since the rise of hip-hop in the country in ...

Rap music in Iran: 'Crossing the red line into politics makes you a target'

May 4, 2024

Iran and the US Administration: Mocking US Sanctions

The evasions of US sanctions by Iran and its allies – largely thanks to the Biden ...

Iran and the US Administration: Mocking US Sanctions

May 4, 2024

Biden’s Failure to Rejoin the Iran Nuclear Deal Was an Unforced Error

The question remains: Could some version of it be salvaged in 2025?

Biden’s Failure to Rejoin the Iran Nuclear Deal Was an Unforced Error

May 3, 2024

Sanctions and a hobbled economy pull the rug out from under Iran’s traditional carpet weavers

The historic Kashan bazaar in central Iran once sat on a major caravan route, its silk carpets ...

Sanctions and a hobbled economy pull the rug out from under Iran’s traditional carpet weavers

May 3, 2024

Struggle for Life: Torture, Uncertainty, and Execution Fate of 7 Kurdish Citizens

On Wednesday, the judiciary of the Islamic Republic executed Anwar Khezri, a Kurdish ...

Struggle for Life: Torture, Uncertainty, and Execution Fate of 7 Kurdish Citizens

May 3, 2024

Iran says crew of Israel-linked ship freed

Iran's Revolutionary Guards seized the container ship MSC Aries, with a crew of 25 ...

Iran says crew of Israel-linked ship freed

May 2, 2024

Rapper Toomaj Salehi became an icon in Iran. It could cost him his life

A rare and unapologetic voice of defiance inside Iran, rapper Toomaj Salehi has been ...

Rapper Toomaj Salehi became an icon in Iran. It could cost him his life

May 1, 2024

Iran files charges over BBC report on teen girl allegedly killed by security

Nika Shakarami’s death also sparked widespread outrage at the time ...

Iran files charges over BBC report on teen girl allegedly killed by security

May 1, 2024

Trucker Protests Over Fuel Cuts Feed Labor Unrest Sweeping Iran

Several cities and provinces have seen large-scale protests by truck drivers in recent ...

Trucker Protests Over Fuel Cuts Feed Labor Unrest Sweeping Iran

Apr 30, 2024

OPEC oil output falls in April, led by Iran and Iraq, survey finds

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries pumped 26.49 million barrels ...

OPEC oil output falls in April, led by Iran and Iraq, survey finds

Apr 30, 2024

Iran commutes a tycoon’s death sentence to 20 years in prison

Babak Zanjani, 48, was sentenced to death in 2016 over a number of charges, including ...

Iran commutes a tycoon’s death sentence to 20 years in prison

Apr 30, 2024

Iran Rapper Banned From Phone Calls After Death Sentence: Supporters

Salehi, 33, who performs under the name Toomaj, was last week sentenced to death in ...

Iran Rapper Banned From Phone Calls After Death Sentence: Supporters

Apr 30, 2024

Gold Sellers Shut Shop in Protest Against Iran's New Tax Law

The strike targets amendments to the "Capital Income Tax" law.

Gold Sellers Shut Shop in Protest Against Iran's New Tax Law

Apr 30, 2024

Secret document says Iran security forces molested and killed teen protester

An Iranian teenager was sexually assaulted and killed by three men working for Iran's ...

Secret document says Iran security forces molested and killed teen protester

Apr 29, 2024

Iran renews violent crackdown on women

After a recent order from Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, "morality police" are ...

Iran renews violent crackdown on women

Apr 29, 2024

Iran’s death sentence for rapper sparks protests and undermines criticism of US

Regime’s effort to exploit US campus crackdown damaged by treatment of Toomaj Salehi ...

Iran’s death sentence for rapper sparks protests and undermines criticism of US

Apr 29, 2024

Iran Unveils Munition Resembling Russia’s Lancet

Iranian media revealed the development of a new loitering munition — Kamikaze

Iran Unveils Munition Resembling Russia’s Lancet

Apr 28, 2024

Iran just pulled its own nuclear teeth

Details of the recent limited Israeli retaliatory strike against Iranian anti-aircraft missile ...

Iran just pulled its own nuclear teeth

Apr 28, 2024

Iran Unveils New Suicide Drone In Wake Of Sanctions

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard has unveiled a new suicide drone, engineered to fly ...

Iran Unveils New Suicide Drone In Wake Of Sanctions

Apr 28, 2024

Iranian artist opens Leeds show exploring disability and migration

Paralympian Mohammad Barrangi hopes his work will help people think of human stories ...

Iranian artist opens Leeds show exploring disability and migration

Apr 27, 2024

Have Iran-Israel missile strikes changed the Middle East

It is worth considering how close they came to the edge and how deep the abyss that ...

Have Iran-Israel missile strikes changed the Middle East

Apr 27, 2024

Iran women's protests are the focus of 'Persepolis' author Marjane Satrapi's new book

A real feminist revolution cannot succeed until men understand that equality between ...

Iran women's protests are the focus of 'Persepolis' author Marjane Satrapi's new book

Apr 26, 2024

Who Sentenced Dissident Iranian Rapper To Death

Mohammad Reza Tavakoli, in his capacity as the head of the first branch of the Isfahan ...

Who Sentenced Dissident Iranian Rapper To Death

Apr 26, 2024

Is an Anti-Iran Alliance Emerging in the Middle East

When Iran directed over 300 missiles and drones at Israel on April 13, Jordan helped ...

Is an Anti-Iran Alliance Emerging in the Middle East

Apr 25, 2024

European Parliament Urges EU For More Tehran Sanctions, Listing IRGC

In a resolution adopted Thursday in response to Iran’s recent aerial attack on Israel, the ...

European Parliament Urges EU For More Tehran Sanctions, Listing IRGC

Apr 25, 2024

Outrage Mounts as Iran Sentences Rapper Toomaj Salehi to Death

The death sentence handed down to protest rapper Toomaj Salehi has sparked ...

Outrage Mounts as Iran Sentences Rapper Toomaj Salehi to Death

Apr 25, 2024

Iran expands public crackdown on women and girls, sparking public anger

With global attention focused on Iran’s escalating conflict with Israel, Tehran ...

Iran expands public crackdown on women and girls, sparking public anger

Apr 24, 2024

Iranian rapper sentenced to death, says lawyer

Toomaj Salehi in his songs supported protests in 2022 that erupted over the death of Mahsa ...

Iranian rapper sentenced to death, says lawyer

Apr 24, 2024

Iranian women violently dragged from streets by police amid hijab crackdown

Harrowing first-hand accounts of women being dragged from the streets of Iran and ...

Iranian women violently dragged from streets by police amid hijab crackdown

Apr 24, 2024

Cost of doing business with Iran? US warns Pakistan of sanctions risk

Iran’s Raisi visited Pakistan as the neighbours seek to mend ties after tit-for-tat military ...

Cost of doing business with Iran? US warns Pakistan of sanctions risk

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