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First City in Iran to Ban Killing Stray Dogs and the Woman Behind It

Negar Mojtahedi | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Negar Mojtahedi

Shooting stray dogs is common practice in Iran. However, now the northwestern city of Tabriz has become the first and only city in the country to outlaw killing street dogs. It's all thanks to the efforts of one Iranian woman who is campaigning for those who can't speak for themselves.

UN: Iran Turns Nuclear Material Into More Harmless Forms

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 07.21.2014 | World

VIENNA (AP) — Iran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms, the United Nati...

Yellowcake and Eat It Too: Why An Extension of Nuclear Talks with Iran Is Good for America

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 07.17.2014 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

A diplomatic resolution will not only bring stability and security for us and our allies, but it could prove the beginning of broader efforts to curtail Iran's more destructive activities in the region.

Baha'is to Implement New Calendar Worldwide

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 07.14.2014 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

If you have Baha'i friends, you can ask them what day of what Badi month of what Vahid it is, and if they look a little confused please be forgiving as it may take some time to get adjusted to a new way of measuring one of our most precious common resources -- time.

World Cup 2014: How 'Team Melli' Helps Us Understand the Complexities of Modern Iran

Negar Mojtahedi | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports
Negar Mojtahedi

As the game gets underway, the announcers comment on the sportsmanship demonstrated by the players, which is a far cry from the image most Westerns have of Iranians. The perception that was formed at the height of the hostage crisis in the late 1970s, is still present today.

If There Are U.S. Air Strikes, They Should Not Be For the Purpose of Propping Up the Failed Iraqi State

William Bradley | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

While the Iraqi military, with some help from Iran and the U.S., may be able to hold on to what is left within its purview, it's hard to see it reclaiming much territory without major foreign interventions. Which could easily backfire, both for Tehran and Washington, the only capitals which might be involved.

Crossing the Axis of Evil

Kelly James Clark | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

Before the next round of U.S. negotiations with Iran, why doesn't the U.S. apologize for its unjust 1953 actions? Let's start there. We pat ourselves on the back for spreading the light of liberty. Shouldn't we likewise accept responsibility when we've extinguished it?

A Culinary Journey Through Iran's Capital City

Reza Bavar | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel
Reza Bavar

If you are ever lucky enough to tour Tehran, you will not just like, but love, at least one (if not all) of these places.

Iran Expanding Presence on International Oil Stage

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said oil production from the Islamic republic could increase even with harsh economic sanctions in place. In late December, Tehran said it would pump as much oil as it could if sanctions are lifted. Now, it seems, OPEC is taking notice.

Talks With Iran Continue Amid Outrage Over Ambassador Pick

AP | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says talks about Iran's nuclear program are continuing undisturbed by Washingt...

Ted Cruz Accuses Iran Of Tapping Hostage-Taker For Ambassador

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran has chosen a former hostage-taker involved in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran to serve as its ambassador at th...

Poland's Top Diplomat Slams Iranian Censorship During Visit To Tehran (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.06.2014 | World

Poland's Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski visited Iran this past weekend, only to find that he was blocked from visiting the website of a major Poli...

Israeli-Iranian Axis? Highly Illusionary

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.05.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Iran must now cope with the new reality, which may well explain why Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons and why its efforts in this regard will set Israel further apart from Tehran, rather than bring them together to form an unholy axis.

Turkey and Iran's Growing Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Declaring a desire to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with Iran in combating terrorism, and driven by Turkey's evolving policy toward Syria, Erdoğan's trip highlighted Ankara and Tehran's tendency to pursue mutual interests when their paths cross.

Landmark Iran Nuclear Deal Set To Take Effect On Monday

Reuters | Justyna Pawlak and Fredrik Dahl | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

By Justyna Pawlak and Fredrik Dahl BRUSSELS/VIENNA, Jan 20 (Reuters) - World powers and Iran are due to start implementing a landmark deal on Monda...

These Stylish Iranian Women Won't Let A Dress Code Hold Them Back

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.20.2013 | Style

Iran isn't exactly known to the Western world as a hotbed of inspiring trends in fashion. Under Islamic law, women must dress modestly in loose-fittin...

Family: Make Robert Levinson Top Priority

AP | MATT APUZZO | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration should make any diplomatic agreement with Iran contingent on Tehran's help finding missing CIA contractor...

Is the Turkish-Israeli Rapprochement for Real?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.15.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The two states' shared economic and security interests have created an unusual dynamic that permits both to extend an open hand, as well as a clenched fist.

Tattooed in Tehran

Mehrnaz Samimi | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Mehrnaz Samimi

Studies of the remains of ancient Iranians reveal that many people had tattoos. In the past century, a number of Iranians got tattoos, most of them wi...

Iran, Israel and the Failure to Speak Softly

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 02.09.2014 | World
Reese Schonfeld

I am not a member of, nor do I support, the Israeli lobby in Washington, but Iran's flat refusal to recognize Israel or "change its stance" disappoints all of us who hope for some sort of peace in the Middle East and some accommodation between the countries existing there.

Nuclear Deal Only Strengthens Iran As Regional Power

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

A recent AP report revealed that the United States and Iran had secret high-level, face-to-face talks for over the past year, which paved the way for the nuclear deal that was settled between Washington and Tehran this past weekend in Geneva.

Is Iran Nuclear Deal Good for Peace & Change?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

While the deal may still be unproven in curbing an Iranian nuclear bomb, will it prove more effective in bringing closer a new Iranian revolution or at least evolution?

Iran Is Driving the Bus, so Why Is the West Celebrating?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

It is hard to understand what all the celebrating in the West is about. Simply that there is an agreement where there had been none? The Iranians should be doing the celebrating -- and they are.

The Paradoxical Afghan/Iran Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Humanitarian crises, sectarian clashes, and terrorism in Afghanistan will inevitably impact Iran. The Iranian government holds no illusions about Afghanistan's myriad of problems, nor is there any expectation that these will soon be resolved.

Susan Rice Chides Israel Over Settlements

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's top national security aide on Thursday blamed Israeli settl...