He confounded American commanders in Iraq and all but saved the regime of Bashar al-Assad. But until recently, few people outside of military circles knew the name of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. He's a public and popular figure in his home country now — and just as powerful as ever.
"Top Gear," one of the world's most popular TV shows, has been suspended following an alleged fight involving its lead presenter Jeremy Clarkson. But many Iranians are hoping the show returns, and Clarkson's Farsi stand-in has a lot to do with that
Two proposed pieces of legislation in Iran could turn the country's women into "baby-making machines" and set the country back decades in gender equality, according to a new report from Amnesty International.
Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas took to Twitter on Monday to warn Iran that any nuclear deal with the US could easily be wiped out once President Barack Obama leaves office. But did he and 46 other senators step beyond their authority?
A major offensive against ISIS forces is under way in Iraq, and the Iraqi army is getting plenty of support from Iran and its Iraqi Shiite allies. One country that isn't getting involved, however, is the United States.
There's a good chance the US and Iran could be close to a nuclear arms deal. But even as the negotiations continue in Geneva, both countries are still carrying out cyberwarfare campaigns against the other.
The buzz from Geneva is that international talks there on Iran’s nuclear ambitions are approaching a deal. The deal could limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities for a decade or more, in exchange for an easing of sanctions.
In 2010, the Iranian government slapped filmmaker Jafar Panahi with a 20-year ban on filmmaking. But Panahi has defied the ban and made three more movies, one of which won the Golden Bear at this year's Berlin International Film Festival.
The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, announced it would no longer be accepting Iranian students into graduate programs in engineering and the natural sciences. They blame US law, but the government is actually trying to build bridges to Iranian students.