Iran: News Updates

BBC's Persian Service
July 27, 2012

TEHRAN — Not participating in the 2012 London Olympics is a nightmare for every serious athlete, but for the Iranian women’s soccer team the defeat was extra bitter after they were disqualified right before a crucial qualifying match because they wore Islamic headscarves...

Thomas Erdbrink
June 6, 2011

(New York) - Iranian security forces should stop using teargas and batons to disperse peaceful crowds gathered in support of the popular movements in Egypt and Tunisia, Human Rights Watch said today.

The authorities should also release opposition leaders and...

February 14, 2011

Among the other companies registered to bid are Eni Spa, Mitsubishi Corp. and Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Abdul Hadi al-Hassani, vice chairman of the oil and gas committee in Iraq’s parliament said in an interview on Sept. 28. The bidding ceremony is scheduled to...

Zahraa Alkhalisi
October 19, 2010

He also said the West would have to determine if it wanted friendship or a state of conflict with Iran, and that the talks would have to be guided by the international atomic watchdog’s rules.

Israel is widely suspected to have nuclear weapons, but has refused to...

October 17, 2010

Equally at home in Tehran or New York, Hooman Majd benefits from a background as intricately woven as any Persian carpet. The son of a diplomat under the shah of Iran, Majd attended schools in California, India, Iran, North Africa and England.

After the tumultuous 1979 Islamic Revolution...

Jon Letman
October 1, 2010


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will speak in the coming days at the U.N. General Assembly in New York where he will preach his hatred of the United States, the West and Israel. The backdrop of his speech is the looming likelihood of Iran becoming a nuclear power. The Obama...

Ruvim Braude
September 10, 2010


The US Administration has crossed yet another stretch of road on its path towards reshuffling priorities over the past two weeks, by announcing the end of military combat operations in Iraq, and by hosting the Palestinian-Israeli peace process summit, in the presence of Egyptian...

Raghida Dergham
September 3, 2010