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  • Lesbian-themed music video by expatriate Iranian singer sparks debate

    Lesbian-themed music video by expatriate Iranian singer sparks debate
    BEIRUT — A new, lesbian-themed music video by expatriate Iranian pop star Googoosh has sparked sharp debate among Iranians and controversy on social media forums in the Islamic Republic. It started on Valentine's Day when the video for Googoosh'...
  • Twin suicide car bombs strike Lebanon's capital, kill at least six

    Twin suicide car bombs strike Lebanon's capital, kill at least six
    BEIRUT -- Twin suicide car bombs ripped through a residential district of the Lebanese capital Wednesday in the latest deadly attack believed tied to the war raging in neighboring Syria, according to official and witness accounts. At least three...
  • U.N. disinvites Iran from attending Syria peace conference

    U.N. disinvites Iran from attending Syria peace conference
    BEIRUT – Bowing to intense pressure from Washington and its allies, the United Nations on Monday rescinded its invitation to Iran to participate in a long-awaited Syrian peace conference scheduled to begin on Wednesday in Switzerland. The move...
  • Iran begins implementing nuclear deal, officials say

    Iran begins implementing nuclear deal, officials say
    TEHRAN -- Iran began rolling back its nuclear program Monday as part of a landmark deal worked out last year with world powers, according to Iranian officials and the United Nations. The Islamic Republic has started to “voluntarily suspend”...
  • As nuclear drawdown begins, EU lifts some sanctions against Iran

    As nuclear drawdown begins, EU lifts some sanctions against Iran
    LONDON -- The European Union said Monday it was immediately lifting some of its economic sanctions against Iran now that the Tehran regime has begun scaling back part of its nuclear program as promised in a landmark diplomatic agreement. Key...
  • Syria opposition threatens to pull out of talks after U.N. invites Iran

    Syria opposition threatens to pull out of talks after U.N. invites Iran
    BEIRUT -- A furor has erupted about the United Nations’ decision to invite Iran -- a staunch backer of Syrian President Bashar Assad -- to a long-anticipated Syrian peace conference scheduled to begin Wednesday in Switzerland. The main U.S.-backed...
  • Iran nuclear deal debate: How much does Tehran benefit?

    Iran nuclear deal debate: How much does Tehran benefit?
    WASHINGTON – The formal start of the landmark deal to restrain Iran’s nuclear program drew clashing statements from Iran and the Obama administration about how much of a boost the temporary accord would give Iran’s battered economy....
  • Sundance 2014: At ground zero for U.S. film, a Persian wave

    Sundance 2014: At ground zero for U.S. film, a Persian wave
    The teenage girl Sepideh only wants to look at the stars. A student of astronomy and worshipful devotee of Albert Einstein, she dreams of joining the young men who trek out nightly in the desert south of Tehran to gaze at constellations. But such...
  • Lebanon blasts reflect spillover of Iran-Saudi proxy war in Syria

    Lebanon blasts reflect spillover of Iran-Saudi proxy war in Syria
    TEHRAN -- Two deadly bombings in Beirut over the last week and the arrest of a fugitive Saudi militant in the Nov. 19 attack on Iran's embassy in the Lebanese capital reflect the escalating spillover of a proxy war in Syria. Iranian Shiite Muslims and...
  • White House suggests Iran sanctions bill could draw U.S. into war

    White House suggests Iran sanctions bill could draw U.S. into war
    WASHINGTON -- The White House launched a harsh attack on supporters of a Senate bill to impose fresh sanctions on Iran, suggesting that they have a hidden goal of drawing the country into another Mideast war. If supporters “want the United...
  • Iran reaches terms with U.S., others to carry out nuclear deal

    Iran reaches terms with U.S., others to carry out nuclear deal
    WASHINGTON -- Iran and six world powers said Sunday they have agreed on a plan of implementation for their first-phase nuclear deal, a sign the fragile effort to curb Tehran's nuclear ambitions remains on track. The implementation agreement, worked...