Many young Iranian couples are choosing to live together before marriage, and the rise in such "white marriages" has Iranian officials worried. But there are also some good reasons why young Iranians don't want to tie the knot.
Navid Khonsari was 10 when the Islamic Revolution swept through his home country of Iran. His family had to leave the country and start a new life in Canada. He's now making a video game that captures those tumultuous days.
When the government of Iran ordered reporters to stop covering protests that rocked the country in 2009, Nazila Fathi said no. But her refusal forced her to flee Iran with her family, and she recounts the turmoil — and her exile — in a new book.
More than a million Syrian refugees could face hunger and death in the near future because the UN is running critically short of funds to provide food relief. And today is Giving Tuesday around the globe —have you donated to a non-profit yet? And Iranian cyber-attackers have infiltrated dozens of Western businesses in 16 countries. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.
The price of a barrel of oil has fallen to its lowest level in more than half a decade — and it's still falling. That's put a major dent in the economies of some of the world's largest oil producers, like Iran and Russia. But in the US, it's cause for celebration, as falling oil prices are translating into plummeting prices at the pump.
Most Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, but what's special about the holiday differs for everyone. There’s family, sure. And food. And football. Yet for an Iranian-Armenian family and their community, it's a chance to celebrate religious freedom, and their lives in the US.
Iran and the West couldn't reach a deal on Iran's nuclear program, but they did agree to continue talks on a nuclear deal for seven more months. While it's not what policymakers hoped for, John Kerry and other leaders still seemed positive that a deal is in the making.
Brazilian supermodel Fernanda Lima has received a torrent of online abuse from Iranian soccer fans, following her appearance at last week's World Cup draw. Lima's dress was too revealing for Iranian TV, which interrupted the live program every time the cameras focused on the model — which was often.
Relations between the US and Iran have been so bad for so long that there may be an understandable urge to make up for lost time, and get right down to business. But that may not be best in the long run
The drama has been intense on the field during the World Cup... and then there have been the games. The Wall Street Journal tallied up the theatrical moments of feigned injuries — and Brazil is the clear winner. At least in Brazil, women can attend the matches. Not so in Iran. And the US warns travelers away from visiting much of Africa, all in today's Global Scan.
The World's Marco Werman reports on Iran's Ensemble Shanbehzadeh. The group's founder, Saied Shanbehzadeh performed abroad. The government of Iran didn't like that, and now Shanbehzadeh is in exile with his group in Paris.
Anchor Lisa Mullins talks with Rami Khouri, editor-at-large for Beirut's Daily Star newspaper, about how the ongoing tensions between Iran, Israel and the US could affect the balance of power in the Middle East.
Iranian officials say the espionage trial of Iranian-American reporter Roxana Saberi could produce a verdict within two weeks. Wall Street Journal columnist Gerald Seib tells host Marco Werman that hardliners in Iran may be using Saberi's case to show Washington they can still play hardball.
The World's Laura Lynch hears from voters in rural Iran in the days leading up to Iran's presidential election. Iran's conservative incumbent is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He faces a strong challenge, but he remains popular outside Iran's cities.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with L.A. Times correspondent Borzou Daragahi, about today's speech by Iran's Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Khamenei demanded an end to the massive street protests sparked by last Friday's presidential election.
A new proposal by Iran today is creating confusion among international negotiators. Iran wants to buy enriched uranium rather than send the uranium it already has to another country for processing. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Borzou Daragahi.