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Iran Warns 'Enemies' Against Aggression

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Iran will attack any country whose territory is used by "enemies" to launch a military strike against its soil, the deputy...

Obama's Drift Toward War With Iran

David Bromwich | Posted 04.16.2012 | World
David Bromwich

Iran is headed to become for Obama in 2012 what the economy was in 2010: a controllable crisis which, through personal inaction and a conventional acquiescence in failed policies, threatens to pass utterly beyond his control.

On The Shahs Of Sunset Reality Show

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 03.25.2012 | Entertainment
Charlotte Safavi

When I saw last week that Ryan Seacrest Productions had an upcoming reality show based on the lives of wealthy LA-based Iranian-Americans called the Shahs of Sunset, I did what any self-respecting, tech-friendly Iranian-American would do.

Looking at Israel's Nuclear History as US Sabers Rattle

Renee Parsons | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
Renee Parsons

It is curious that the most powerful man in the world representing the most powerful military in the world who accepted the Nobel Peace Prize defending "just" wars has "no say" over $4 billion annual military aid to Israel.

Closure of Hormuz Strait: An Actual Threat or Diplomacy?

Sara Vakhshouri | Posted 03.17.2012 | World
Sara Vakhshouri

Since there is no ongoing dialogue between the US and Iran, the threat to close the Straight of Hormuz should be seen as an act of subtle diplomacy in the absence of ambassadors and embassies.

Iraq -- Too Much, Too Soon

Nedda Alammar | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Nedda Alammar

While we never intended to stay in Iraq forever, we should have stayed until Iraqis could govern themselves. Such should be the nature of withdrawal from a country we chose to invade.

Iran's Rial Gripe

Roshanak Taghavi | Posted 02.25.2012 | World
Roshanak Taghavi

Headlines around the world have been abuzz since Tuesday about the precarious state of Iran's economy, after the market rate for the Islamic Republic's currency, the rial, dropped over 10 percent in less than a day to its lowest level ever against the dollar.

For an Effective U.S. Policy, Embargo Iran's Oil to Halt Its Nuclear Ambitions

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 02.21.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The prospect of messianic, fanatic mullahs acquiring nuclear weapons presents an existential danger to much of the world and puts millions of lives at risk. Clearly the Obama administration understands this and has chosen to act effectively.

How the Arab Spring Skirted Oman

Sigurd Neubauer | Posted 02.12.2012 | World
Sigurd Neubauer

The rapidly deteriorating security situation in Egypt has raised questions among Omanis on whether they indeed want radical change, as demanded in Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere in the region.

Ahmadinejad Words Play to Muslim World

George T. Haley | Posted 02.12.2012 | World
George T. Haley

Recently, I played 20 questions with Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

No Nukes: Iranian Opposition Accuses Regime Of Warmongering

Setareh Sabety | Posted 01.17.2012 | World
Setareh Sabety

While the bomb would not be a real threat neither to Israel who has many more nor to the U.S. who can blow all of us to bits in a jiffy, it is more of a threat to us Iranians and for the struggle for democracy in Iran.

A U.S. Intelligence Estimate on Iran?

Abraham R. Wagner | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Abraham R. Wagner

What we need with regards to Iran is not vague press leaks from Mossad, but better information from the Obama administration and the Intelligence community -- and we need it now.

Iranian Teens Snub Regime With Halloween Revelry

Tara Kangarlou | Posted 01.02.2012 | World
Tara Kangarlou

Over the past Halloween weekend some of the brazen young Iranians in Tehran put in practice their aspirations for openness and freedom as they participated in perilous gatherings that spoke to their knowledge of Western culture.

Andrea Stone

Neocons Say 'Red Line' Crossed After Iran Terror Plot: 'We've Got To Put Out Hands Around Their Throat Now' | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans gave the stage Wednesday to hardliners who called for everything from cyber attacks to political assassinations in res...

The Birth Of The Bab

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

The Bab in many of his works showed how some of the most seemingly mundane things can be infused with deep spiritual understanding.

Why Is the U.S. Taking the Iran Plot Case to the United Nations?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 12.13.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Shortly after the Justice Department announced that Iranians tried to kill the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Washington, the U.S. briefed members of the U.N. Security Council and sent the indictment to all 193 nations in the world body.

Suffocating in Iran

Melody Moezzi | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green
Melody Moezzi

I left Iran early last time. Not because I wanted to, but because I couldn't breathe. It was mid-December 1999, and the air was heavy with a thick black smog.

Iran's Death Penalty For Christian Pastor Violates The Quran

Harris Zafar | Posted 12.04.2011 | Religion
Harris Zafar

In Iran, Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani faces the death penalty for the "crime" of leaving Islam as a teenager and converting to Christianity. Many mistakenly believe that Islam supports this barbaric practice.

Iran's War Against Knowledge -- An Open Letter to the International Academic Community

Desmond Tutu | Posted 11.25.2011 | World
Desmond Tutu

While we believe that both historically and in today's "wired" world it is futile to suppress the quest for knowledge, there are many in Iran whose lives are being threatened or damaged by that regime's attempt. They need our support.

Iranian Sufis Under New Attack

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

The situation of the Sufis in Iran is complex and unfortunate, not least because every attempt to publicize their plight is manipulated by the regime to further attack them.

A Critic Of Political Islam Warns Of 'Misguided' West

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Maryam Namazie is a powerful voice against political Islam, but she is a lapsed Muslim and Westernized. Is she disqualified from the debate and are her warnings relevant to the West?

What Country Is Branding Teens As Traitors.. For Water Fights?

AP | BY NASSER KARIMI | Posted 11.05.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran is trying to put down a new wave of civil disobedience – flash mobs of young people who break into boisterous fights with w...

The Exile Of Persian Punk

Gaby Dunn | Posted 11.03.2011 | World
Gaby Dunn

What seemed like a huge disappointment skyrocketed Hypernova into music superstardom -- and got Raam banned from ever again visiting the country where he was born.

Film Depicting Iranian Teen Lesbians Meets 'Hostile' Reaction

Posted 10.25.2011 | Arts

Iranian filmmaker Maryan Keshavarz's new film, Circumstance, chronicles the lives of two sixteen-year-old girls navigating a lesbian relationship in I...

Christina Wilkie

Dozens Of Former U.S. Officials Make Millions Advocating For Terrorist Organization | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ornate ballroom of the Willard Hotel buzzed with activity on a Saturday morning in July. Crowded together on the stage sat a cadre ...