Jonathan D. Salant Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, in a Christmas message on a London television station, called government surveillance worse than anything envisioned by George Orwell in...
Gwen Ackerman Zurich air traffic controllers may have inadvertently succeeded where diplomats have failed for decades: to bring Israelis and Iranians together.
Iran's new government, stepping up a campaign to project a more moderate image abroad, said on Wednesday it wants to jump-start talks with world powers to resolve a decade-long dispute over its...
President Hassan Rouhani of Iran told the United Nations on Thursday that “no nation should possess nuclear weapons,” and that Israel should join the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, as Iran did long...
Paul McGeough So Iran has a new president. Dr Hassan Rouhani is a more sober, more pragmatic individual than the feisty Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who will leave office in August - but Rouhani's elevation may amount to...
Robert Tait Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, made an explicit pitch for a new understanding with the West in his inauguration address, describing his government as one of hope and moderation.
Ladane Nasseri Iranian President Hassan Rohani, who has promised to back women's increased participation in Iranian society, appointed Elham Aminzadeh as his vice-president for legal affairs.
Jordi Miro Venezuela has plunged into a bitter election fight to succeed Hugo Chavez, with acting President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Henrique Capriles facing off in a flurry of name-calling.
Jason Rezaian Tehran Conservatives aligned with Iran's supreme leader may enjoy his support, but their inability to rally behind one candidate could hurt their chances of replacing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president.
Mohammad Davari Tehran: Iran's new President, Hassan Rohani, was set to take the oath before parliament on Sunday, a day after taking office with a promise to work to ease crippling Western sanctions.
Ladane Nasseri Saeed Jalili, the face of Iran's nuclear ambitions as the Islamic republic's chief negotiator, is running for president on his record of defying global pressure to curtail the program.
Mohammad Davari The sole reformist candidate in Iran's presidential election, Hassan Rohani, took a significant lead in early counting, with 52 per cent of the vote, the country's Interior Ministry said.
Jason Rezaian Iranians took a giant stride towards ending their country's isolation by voting overwhelmingly at weekend presidential elections for a moderate reformer who promised a clean break from policies that...
Julian Borger TALKS have begun in Istanbul between Iranian scientists and their counterparts from six major powers in an attempt to resolve an impasse over Iran's nuclear aspirations, as Tehran and Washington...
Phoebe Greenwood When Israeli pop superstar Rita Jahanforuz told her friends she wanted to record an album in Farsi, they thought she must have gone mad.
Robert Tait Iranian cinema directors join clerics in criticising a state-run biopic.
TEHRAN: Rescuers in northwest Iran are striving to dig survivors from the rubble of twin earthquakes that have levelled villages and killed at least 180 people and injured 1300 others.
Rescue teams in northwest Iran strived on Sunday to dig survivors out of the rubble of villages levelled by twin earthquakes that killed at least 250 people and injured more than 2000.
China accuses some Western countries of seeking regime change in Syria and blamed their increasing support for rebel forces in the civil war as hurting the solidarity of the UN Security Council.
Golshifteh Farhani was Iran's biggest film star. But when she bared her breast in a French video, she was banished from the country and became a lightning rod for the divisions in Iranian society