Iran is close to clinching a deal to clandestinely import 1,350 tons of purified uranium ore from Kazakhstan. Tehran appears to be running out of the material, which it needs to feed its uranium enrichment program.
When you see footage such as this, with anti-regime Iranian protesters losing any concern about their own safety, it's hard to imagine the current leadership hanging on. Brutal footage of protesters saving 2 men who were being hanged.
This movement has grown exponentially in a very short period of time. Although only beginning in June over allegations of voter fraud, the movement is now endorsed by millions of combative Iranians, demanding “death to the dictator,” while they waiv
A day after violent protests rocked cities across Iran, the authorities arrested at least a dozen opposition figures. All told, more than 1,500 people have been arrested nationwide including 1,110 in Tehran and 400 in the city of Isfahan,
Iranian security forces fired on stone-throwing protesters in the center of the capital Sunday in one of the bloodiest confrontations in months, opposition websites and witnesses said. At least five people were killed. Some accounts of the violenc
The authorities have banned memorial gatherings for a leading dissident cleric in most parts of Iran, reformist websites said on Thursday, days ahead of an emotive Shi'ite ritual that may draw more opposition protests.
Iranian security forces armed with batons and tear gas clashed with supporters of the late dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri in two cities on Wednesday, opposition websites said.
The House overwhelmingly approved a measure to put a new round of sanctions on Iran. How would Congress react if another government threatened our critical trading partners in this way? Would we not view it as asking for war?
After months of denials, Iran acknowledged Saturday that at least three people detained in the country's postelection turmoil were beaten to death by their jailers. Authorities under pressure over abuse claims were merely seeking to punish low rankin
A "bunker buster" bomb with more than 10 times the explosive power of its predecessor is to be put into service by the United States next December, six months later than previously scheduled, the Defense Department told Reuters.
Computer hackers blocked Twitter.com on Thursday, redirecting its users to a website where a group calling itself "Iranian Cyber Army" claimed responsibility for the disruption.
NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AFP) – Iranian forces took control of a southern Iraqi oil well on a disputed section of the border on Friday, US and Iraqi officials told AFP.
Members of the Mujaheddin-e Khalq, or MEK, who reside in the 10-square-mile compound, have warned that they will not be taken out alive. Residents and Western officials fear the increasingly tense stalemate at Camp Ashraf could end in bloodshed. T
Confidential intelligence documents obtained by The Times show that Iran is working on testing a key final component of a nuclear bomb. The notes, from Iran’s most sensitive military nuclear project, describe a four-year plan to test a neutron ini
The Iranian state broadcaster, Irib, has been accused of faking dramatic footage of an anti-government protester setting fire to a portrait of Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran's revered revolutionary leader. The images caused shock and incredulity when br
Police surrounded the campus of Tehran University on Sunday, trapping hundreds of students protesting what they said were fabricated government images showing the burning of a photo of the revered founder of the Islamic republic.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Latin American countries not to get too close to Iran, calling it "a really bad idea" that could have consequences. "We can only say that is a really bad idea for the countries involved," Clinton told a
An award-winning Iranian nuclear scientist traveled to Saudi Arabia earlier this year to perform a religious pilgrimage. He never returned. Shahram Amiri's mysterious disappearance is turning into a Middle Eastern whodunit involving nuclear secret
Distressing accounts of torture, rape and brutal violence meted out to opposition supporters, before during and after the disputed June presidential elections in Iran, are detailed in a damning report from Amnesty International. The organisation s
Iran threatened tougher action against protesters Tuesday after more than 200 were arrested during marches by tens of thousands at universities across the country, the biggest anti-government rallies in months. The warning suggested that Monday's
Security forces and militiamen clashed with thousands of protesters shouting "death to the dictator" outside Tehran University on Monday, beating them with batons and firing tear gas on a day of nationwide student demonstrations, witnesses said. T
The protest was broken up by the police and many demonstrators were taken away. A witness said 29 women were arrested, some of whom were later released. But at least 21 remained in jail, the BBC said.
Government opponents shouted "Death to the Dictator" from Tehran's rooftops in the pouring rain on the eve of student demonstrations. Authorities choked off Internet access and warned journalists to stick to their offices for the next 3 days.
President Ahmadinejad said Iran would enrich uranium to a higher level itself, apparently ruling out a U.N.-brokered deal meant to dispel fears Tehran is pursuing nuclear weapons capability. Western diplomats said Iran two months ago accepted in prin
A newspaper editor and well-known critic of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been sentenced to 9 years in jail for fomenting unrest after June's disputed elections, his lawyer said. Saeed Laylaz, whose daily paper Sarmayeh was banned
A doctor who exposed the torture of jailed protesters in Iran died of poisoning from an overdose of a blood pressure drug in a salad, prosecutors say. The findings fueled opposition fears that he was killed because of what he knew.
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran's parliament could move to reduce Tehran's cooperation level with the U.N. nuclear agency watchdog if the West continues to pressure the Islamic state over its nuclear program, speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday.
TEHRAN, Iran – The Iranian government approved a plan Sunday to build 10 new uranium enrichment facilities, a dramatic expansion in defiance of U.N. demands it halt the program.
Islamic religious authorities have begun tightening their grip on Iranian public schools as hard-liners expand an ideological "soft war" against Western influence. Appears to be part of a wider drive to counter opposition groups and other pro-reform
Iranian authorities have confiscated Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi's medal, the human rights lawyer said Thursday, in a sign of the increasingly drastic steps Tehran is taking against any dissent. In Norway, where the peace prize is awarded, t