In the May presidential election, incumbent Hassan Rouhani, described as a “moderate,” overwhelmingly won the popular vote. Yet IRGC commanders never accepted their failure in stopping Rouhani’s re-election.
Iran’s parliament approved generalities of a bill to restrict the execution of those convicted to death for petty drug offenses.
The 26th branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Tehran has finally sentenced recent Christian convert Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani and three others to 10 years in prison.
Six Afghan girls have received U.S. visas and are set to fly to Washington after President Donald Trump intervened to allow them into the United States for an international robotics competition.
The 21st National Conference on Industry and Mines took place on July 8, to assess Iran’s industrial performance and how to improve it, writes Radio Farda economy analyst Ahmad Alavi.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he wants to move as quickly as possible on a package of tough new sanctions against Russia and Iran but that procedural and policy issues are delaying that action.
As Congress moves to limit or even start unwinding major arms agreements with Moscow, experts warn of a volatile new element in U.S.-Russian relations.
A former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan says the proposed antiterrorism cooperation between Islamabad and Kabul is unlikely to succeed.
Former President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has described his close ally’s recent detention as “illegal” and a “great cruelty,” calling for his immediate release.
In a new round of political muscle-flexing, President Hassan Rouhani has once again lambasted his conservative adversaries as a few “foulmouthed” who “unfortunately” and “unjustly” own “big loudspeakers.”
Public statements by two of Iranian football's luminaries could help ramp up pressure on the conservative establishment to let women into sports stadiums.
During their rule in the 1990s, Afghanistan’s hard-line Taliban banned photography, television, and the Internet by declaring that taking pictures of living things was forbidden in Islam.