Amir Darabi was a child prodigy. He started playing the piano when he was 3 years old. Later, he felt there wasn't enough competition in Iran. But for an Iranian, getting to the US is a Herculean task.
The executive order that Donald Trump signed on Friday has been challenged in courts. At Los Angeles International Airport, attorneys are trying to help valid visa holders and legal permanent residents who are still being detained and subject to special screening.
The executive order that President Donald Trump signed on Friday directed federal agents to deport refugees and anyone arriving from seven majority-Muslim countries, leaving in limbo people in transit when he signed the order. On Saturday, a judge issued an emergency injunction blocking the order.
Iran reserves one seat in its parliament for a representative of its Jewish minority. And Iran's only Jewish lawmaker has travelled to New York this week with the country's president, Hassan Rouhani. Anchor Marco Werman talks with reporter Saeed Kamali Dehghan. He covers Iran for The Guardian.
Anti-American posters and signs lined Tehran's busiest thoroughfares during Iran's talks with officials from Washington last week. But the posters were quickly taken down. It's a sign of a heated battle between Iran's hard-liners and reformers — being waged in a very public way.
An Iranian playwright, without a passport and unable to leave his country, created a one-person play all about control and submission. Actors see the script for the first time on stage, as they start their first and only performance before a paying audience. The experience has spurred total panic in seasoned actors.
Starting Friday, Iranians had to pay more at the gas pump. Subsidized gas there is still under a dollar a gallon, but gas prices tend to drive prices on other goods. And a price hike in 2007 led to riots.
Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iranian women have been forbidden from attending public sporting events. Foreign women are allowed to support their teams in public. So recently some Iranian women snuck into a stadium wearing jerseys showing support for Brazil's volleyball team.
Iranian-British author Ramita Navai says Iran's capital Tehran is full of people who are leading double lives. On the outside, they conform. On the inside, they are true to themselves. She tells their stories in her novel, City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the search for Truth in Tehran.