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  • Four kidnapped Iranian border guards released in Pakistan

    Four kidnapped Iranian border guards released in Pakistan
    TEHRAN -- Four Iranian border guards kidnapped two months ago by Sunni Muslim militants along the nation’s southeastern frontier with Pakistan have been released in Pakistan, Iranian news agencies reported Friday. A fifth kidnapped border guard...
  • Cracking cases for L.A.'s Iranian community

    Cracking cases for L.A.'s Iranian community
    An Iranian man parks his car in a guest spot behind his apartment. He heads inside the building and comes back out about an hour later to walk the dog. Across the street, parked in a rental car, private investigator Sam Nassrouie tucks away his...
  • President Obama seeks to bolster ties with Saudi Arabia

    President Obama seeks to bolster ties with Saudi Arabia
    ROME — After spending four days in Europe dealing with the crisis over Russia's annexation of Crimea, President Obama now turns to a diplomatic challenge of another sort: trying to smooth relations with Saudi Arabia without making the longtime U.S....
  • Next test for Obama: Soothing the Saudis

    Next test for Obama: Soothing the Saudis
    President Obama will visit Saudi Arabia this week. Based on what I hear from key Saudis, he is in for a rough reception. Rarely have the Saudis been more skeptical about the United States, and if the president is to affect Saudi behavior, it is...
  • Why sanctions don't really work

    Why sanctions don't really work
    In 1919, after allied sanctions on food shipments had starved the Kaiser's Germany into submission, President Wilson endorsed the continued use of sanctions to settle international disputes as an "economic, peaceful, silent, deadly remedy." Almost a...
  • Dying Lake Urmia reflects a broader problem in Iran

    Dying Lake Urmia reflects a broader problem in Iran
    LAKE URMIA, Iran — An eerie and forlorn tableau greets visitors to the arid shores of this once-vast lake in Iran's far northwest. Rusting ships sit wedged in deep black mud. Stray dogs nibble on rotting planks from long-discarded beach chairs and...
  • EU's Ashton sparks controversy in Iran for meeting with women

    EU's Ashton sparks controversy in Iran for meeting with women
    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...
  • Iranians celebrate ancient Festival of Fire

    Iranians celebrate ancient  Festival of Fire
    TEHRAN — Fireworks crackled on the streets at dusk Tuesday as many Iranians celebrated the pre-Islamic festival of Chaharshanbe Suri, sometimes referred to as the Festival of Fire. The celebration, which marks the run-up to Nowruz, theĀ  new year...
  • 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...
  • Israelis say intercepted Iranian ship had rockets headed for Gaza

    Israelis say intercepted Iranian ship had rockets headed for Gaza
    JERUSALEM -- In a military operation in the international waters of the Red Sea, Israeli commandos intercepted a ship carrying Syrian-made rockets shipped from Iran and headed for the Gaza Strip, Israel’s military announced Wednesday. According to...
  • Reformist Iranian newspaper shut down and manager jailed

    Reformist Iranian newspaper shut down and  manager jailed
    TEHRAN -- A reformist-oriented daily Iranian newspaper has been shut down and its manager jailed after the publication was accused of insulting Islam, various media accounts reported Thursday. The incident raises questions about pledges to ease press...