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  • Iran state TV breaks decades-long taboo against showing instruments

    Iran state TV breaks decades-long taboo against showing instruments
    TEHRAN -- A technical blunder? Or the latest episode in the culture wars between Iran's hard-liners and moderates? Confusion is rife in the Iranian capital about a recent showing of musical instruments on Iranian state television that broke a three-...
  • Rouhani shopping a new Iran at Davos in Charm Offensive Part II

    Rouhani shopping a new Iran at Davos in Charm Offensive Part II
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took the annual Davos forum by storm on Thursday, touting investment opportunities on the horizon as his country works to get sanctions lifted and hailing a new day in Tehran's relations with the West. He even deemed...
  • Iranian President Rouhani's trip to Davos gets good reviews at home

    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...
  • Iran eases terms of detention for opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi

    Iran eases terms of detention for opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi
    TEHRAN -- Iranian authorities have eased the terms of confinement of Mehdi Karroubi, a leader of the opposition “Green Movement” that was crushed after disputed presidential elections in 2009, his son said Sunday. The ailing Karroubi, 76,...
  • Poor Iranians line up in the cold for government food handouts

    Poor Iranians line up in the cold for government food handouts
    TEHRAN -- For the third consecutive day, low-income Iranian families lined up Tuesday in harsh winter weather outside government–run distribution centers to pick up free food parcels. The nationwide handouts are part of an effort by Iranian...
  • Iran sanctions remain despite nuclear deal, U.S. officials say

    Iran sanctions remain despite nuclear deal, U.S. officials say
    WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials insisted to a Senate panel Tuesday that a temporary deal meant to curb Iran's nuclear program is not about to destroy restraints on world trade with Tehran. At a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations...
  • Iranian leader Rouhani's TV appearance triggers a spat

    Iranian leader Rouhani's TV appearance triggers a spat
    TEHRAN -- Did a presidential appearance on Iran's state broadcaster become the latest battlefield in the struggle for influence between the nation's hard-liners and reformists? When Iranians tuned in to state television's Channel One on Wednesday...
  • Iran halts part of uranium enrichment efforts; West loosens sanctions

    Iran halts part of uranium enrichment efforts; West loosens sanctions
    TEHRAN — Iran suspended part of its uranium enrichment efforts Monday and the U.S. and European Union began loosening some economic sanctions, the first concrete steps toward a comprehensive deal to end the long confrontation over Tehran's nuclear...
  • 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...
  • Iran, world powers off to 'good start' in nuclear talks

    Iran, world powers off to 'good start' in nuclear talks
    BEIRUT -- High-level talks concerning the future of Iran’s controversial nuclear program got off to a “good start” during a three-day opening session in Vienna, participants said Thursday, though there were no major breakthroughs....