Iran, U.S. announce surprise nuclear talks

Jun 8, 2014

Iran, U.S. announce surprise nuclear talks

Iran and the United States will on Monday and Tuesday hold their first direct talks in decades, in an unprecedented move toward securing a comprehensive nuclear deal between Tehran and the West. The discussions will take place in Geneva, with the U.S. delegation led ...

May 24, 2014

IAEA report shows Iran nuke angle

Iran has for the first time in six years addressed concerns about the so-called possible military dimensions of its nuclear program, a new IAEA report showed Friday. Tehran handed over information related to detonators that can be used for several purposes but also for ...

Iran actress Hatami apologises for Cannes kiss

May 24, 2014

Iran actress Hatami apologises for Cannes kiss

Iranian actress Leila Hatami Friday apologized for kissing the Cannes film festival’s president on the cheek, an act that angered authorities in the Islamic Republic, state media reported. “I am so sorry for hurting the feelings of some people,” she wrote in a letter ...

Actress' kiss at Cannes angers Tehran

May 19, 2014

Actress' kiss at Cannes angers Tehran

Iranian actress Leila Hatami on Sunday angered authorities in Tehran by greeting the president of the Cannes film festival with a kiss on the cheek, an act that outraged conservatives back home. “Iranian womanhood is the symbol of chastity and innocence,” Deputy Culture Minister ...

Optimism remains despite grueling Iran nuclear talks

May 18, 2014

Optimism remains despite grueling Iran nuclear talks

Iran and world powers were nursing their wounds on Saturday after a bruising round of nuclear talks, but diplomats and experts remain hopeful that a historic deal can still be struck by a July 20 deadline. With three previous rounds already under their belts, ...

Iranian women cautiously snub headscarf rule online

May 14, 2014

Iranian women cautiously snub headscarf rule online

Dozens of women in Iran are flouting state-imposed dress rules with online, often anonymous photographs showing them dropping their headscarf for a moment. In only 10 days, a Facebook page titled “Stealthy Freedoms of Women in Iran” has received more than 100 such photos ...

Nuclear experts to meet on Iran amid rising hopes for a deal

May 5, 2014

Nuclear experts to meet on Iran amid rising hopes for a deal

Nuclear experts from Iran and six world powers are meeting in New York this week amid rising hopes that an agreement can be reached to limit Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons before a July 20 deadline. The toughest issues must still be negotiated, ...