Iran Is one of the worst jailers of journalists in the world, the Committee to Protect Journalists says.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he hoped for further dialogue with Iran to free prisoners but announced new sanctions as he vowed no let-up in pressure.
Iran's Foreign Ministry has advised Iranian nationals not to travel to the U.S. to avoid "arbitrary and long incarceration in completely inhumane conditions".
The UN has been unable to confirm Iranian involvement in a dramatic attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia earlier this year.
A former revolutionary, turned bitter opponent of Iran’s Supreme Leader has called for a boycott of next February’s parliamentary elections.
Two billion euros ($2.22 billion) will be taken from Iran's National Development Fund and given to the military, boosting its budget by 8 percent.
In a petition published on December 9 by Amnesty International civil society organizations urged the UN member countries to publicly condemn the grave human rights violations by the Iranian authorities.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman opened a Gulf Arab summit on Tuesday by calling for regional unity to confront Iran and secure energy supplies and maritime channels.
BBC’s Persian section says harassment directed at its journalists and their relatives who are in Iran has intensified and is appealing to UN bodies.
A prominent rights defender in Iran has issued a statement from prison demanding a full, independent investigation of government violence during the November protests.
Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Monday dismissed a threat by Israel’s foreign minister about a possible bombing of Iran as a sign of “weakness and impotence”.
Iran’s currency rial lost more value against the U.S. dollar on Monday reaching a low of 138,000. One month ago, the rial was trading just above 120,000 to the dollar.