Amir Mohammed Estakhri has spent nearly a dozen year working with the State Department as an Iranian-language translator. But, recently, he's learned his services are no longer needed -- and he thinks it may be because he translated for Iranian officials in the U.S. as well.
Iranian-Americans have been widely successful in the United States. But they've largely been absent from the political scene. Now Cyrus Habib is changing that. He's currently the highest ranking Iranian-American elected official -- newly elected to the Washington Legislature.
The United States and Iran haven't had diplomatic relations for more than 30 years. But as confrontations continue between the two countries over Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons, some are calling for the two countries to renew their diplomatic ties.
A Library of Congress report claimed that Iran has one of the largest spy agencies in the Middle East. Now, a ProPublica reporter questions the legitimacy of the figures because of uncertainty about who wrote it and where they got their information.
Control over the Internet could mean increased political control for Iran. And with a recent report of Iranian hackers gaining access to the international banking system, some are looking for a connection with Iran's expansive spy agency.
The Parsis, who fled Iran in the face of the country's Muslim conversion centuries ago, settled across India and Pakistan. But in recent years, the prominent Karachi religious minority is declining, to the portion where the community may totally disappear.
Soosan Firooz grew up a refugee, fleeing Afghanistan's brutal civil war. But her family moved back seven years ago, and now she's supporting herself as a rapper -- a role not typically played by women.
In a time when Israel and Iran disagree about almost everything, it's hard to believe that an Iranian-Israeli singer could be a pop icon. Rita Johanforuz, better known simply as Rita, is in the midst of a U.S. tour right now.
In the wake of the hostage crisis in Iran in 1979, six Americans managed to take refuge with Canadian diplomats. The Canadians and the CIA worked together to create a fake movie that would provide cover for them to leave the country. The whole matter is the plot for a new movie, out this week.
Salman Rushdie knows what it's like to be a wanted man. After he published his novel The Satanic Verses, the leader of Iran issued a call for his death. Rushdie went into hiding, with armed guards protecting him at all times. He's telling that story now in his new book, Joseph Anton: A Memoir.