Iran

November 17, 2014

The official poster for the Cultural Resistence Festival in Lebanon. (Image: Lebanontraveler.com)
12:32 GMT

Lebanon’s General Security has banned theaters from screening the Iranian film "The Silent Majority Speaks."

Morteza Pashaei was laid to rest on Sunday. (Image: Radiojavan.com)
09:43 GMT

Morteza Pashaei died of cancer at age 30 on Friday, and thousands have gathered to remember the music icon in central Tehran.

November 14, 2014

The border town of Arsal has been the site of fierce clashes between militants and the Lebanese army in recent months, sparking high tensions between Syrians refugees and Lebanese host communities. (AFP/File)
09:37 GMT

A bomb hit a Lebanese military vehicle Friday in the outskirts of Arsal's northeast region, according to a security source, wounding two soldiers.

November 12, 2014

Iran's nuclear programme chief Ali Akbar Salehi and Rosatom Director General Sergey Kirienko sign a deal for Russia to build two reactors on Nov. 11. (AFP/ROSATOM)
07:52 GMT

The Kremlin agreed to build two new nuclear power plant units in Iran under an agreement signed on Tuesday.

Known for his meditative music, Sami Yusuf has made a name for himself worldwide. (Image: Facebook)
05:15 GMT

Iranian religious movie, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), will feature Iran's own Sami Yusuf in the score.

November 11, 2014

Israel is an oasis in the region for LGBT communities. (AFP file photo)
08:18 GMT

Perhaps the most neglected major news story unfolding in the Middle East is the systematic repression of the region’s LGBT community.

"We are working hard," Kerry said of the talks. (AFP/File)
07:35 GMT

A hard-fought nuclear deal hung in the balance as Iran and the United States ended talks Monday in Oman.

November 10, 2014

Oman is hosting two-day talks in an effort to hammer out a nuclear deal. (AFP/File)
07:45 GMT

Oman voiced hope that talks between Iran, the US, and the EU regarding Iran's nuclear program will reach a final agreement soon.

Iran’s relations with the West have thawed since relative moderate Hassan Rouhani was elected president last year seeking to end Iran’s international isolation.
00:47 GMT

With only two weeks to a deadline for a breakthrough deal, senior envoys of Iran, the United States and European Union met in Oman on Sunday.

November 9, 2014

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, US Secretary of State John Kerry and the EU representative, Catherine Ashton, met at Muscat’s Al Bustan Palace on Sunday morning to discuss the progress of the nuclear negotiations. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT

Representatives of Iran, the US, and the EU have kicked off a trilateral meeting in the Omani capital, Muscat.

One of the CIA's "reel vs real" tweets on Friday. (Image: Twitter)
10:02 GMT

The CIA took to Twitter on Friday to correct plot points of the movie Argo in a "reel vs. real" series of tweets.

November 7, 2014

The letter was meant to reinforce the shared interest of Iran and the United States in defeating ISIL. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

President Barack Obama sent a letter to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that described a shared interest in defeating the Islamic State.

November 6, 2014

Apple is one of the companies that is eager to enter this huge, relatively untouched market, which has a craze for high-tech gadgets.
16:43 GMT

Apple is one of the companies that is eager to enter this huge, relatively untouched market, which has a craze for high-tech gadgets.

November 5, 2014

Kerry met with Fabius this week in Paris. (AFP/File)
18:17 GMT

Iran has the right to operate a civil nuclear program, but not create a bomb, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius have said.

November 4, 2014

To commemorate Hazrat Ali-Asghar, the newborn son of Imam Hussein, Iranian women gather with their newborns at the Imam Khomeini Mosalla and the Mahdieh Mosque in Tehran. The tiny boys are dressed in their finest; these beautiful babies belie the gruesome backstory to the day.
09:23 GMT

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