| 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,...
| 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...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:26 PM
TEHRAN — Iran is ready for “serious” and swift talks with world powers over its controversial nuclear program, the country's new president said Tuesday, echoing his own earlier calls for a better dialogue with the West.
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
TEHRAN — A spat over the possible reopening of a shuttered film institute is pitting Iran's culture overseers against an alliance of moviemakers and cinema buffs emboldened by the victory of moderate Hassan Rouhani in June's presidential balloting....
| Sep 6, 2013
| 10:46 AM
LONDON — A regional court Friday struck down sanctions imposed by the European Union against several Iranian companies, dealing a blow to Western efforts to maintain economic pressure on Tehran over its controversial nuclear program.
| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:12 PM
A rare photograph has surfaced apparently showing an elevator added to the battleship Iowa, one of a handful of adaptations made to the vessel for wheelchair-user President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II.
Officials with the Iowa -- now a...
| 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-...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:37 PM
TEHRAN -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appears to be outmaneuvering hard-liners with his move Thursday to take control of stalled nuclear negotiations and in curbing bombastic vows to defend ally Syria from threatened U.S. airstrikes.
| Aug 28, 2013
| 12:44 PM
WASHINGTON — Iran is making steady progress in its disputed nuclear program and has installed more than 1,000 advanced centrifuges at its main uranium enrichment facility, the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency reported Wednesday.
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:57 PM
A week after declassified CIA documents came to light verifying that the U.S. spy agency was behind a 1953 coup in Iran, parliamentarians in the Islamic Republic voted Tuesday to fast-track a lawsuit against Washington for interfering in Iranian...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:23 AM
TEHRAN — Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, said Sunday that his nation would not be intimidated by threats and demanded “respect” from the global community.
“If you want the right response, it should not be through...