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Iran vows to control prices, boost production despite U.S. sanctions

Mar 20 2019

LONDON/GENEVA Iranian leaders vowed on Thursday to control soaring prices, bring stability to the national currency and create jobs as the nation marked the end of a year of economic crisis fueled by renewed U.S. sanctions.

Husband of Iranian human rights lawyer says she is sentenced to 38 years, 148 lashes

Mar 11 2019

GENEVA Nasrin Sotoudeh, an internationally renowned human rights lawyer jailed in Iran, was handed a new sentence on Monday which her husband said was 38 years in prison and 148 lashes.

U.S. citizen Michael White sentenced in Iranian court: agencies

Mar 11 2019

GENEVA A U.S. citizen held in Iran has been sentenced for an unspecified crime, Iranian news agencies reported on Monday, in a case likely to worsen already terrible relations with the United States.

Rouhani seeks to shore up Iran's influence on Baghdad trip

Mar 10 2019

BAGHDAD/GENEVA President Hassan Rouhani's visit to Iraq this week is a strong message to the United States and its regional allies that Iran still dominates Baghdad, a key arena for rising tension between Washington and Tehran.

Revolutionary Guards commander flexes political muscle

Mar 05 2019

Qassem Soleimani's role in a political crisis in Iran highlights the influence of the leader of the Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force, who has acquired celebrity status at home after being largely invisible for years.

Iran's Rouhani stands by moderate ally Zarif after surprise resignation

Feb 26 2019

DUBAI/GENEVA Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held back from accepting the resignation of his foreign minister on Tuesday, standing by a moderate ally long targeted by hardliners in internal factional struggles over a 2015 nuclear deal with the West. | Video

UPDATE 6-Iran's Rouhani rejects resignation of ally Zarif, says he is "not alone"

Feb 26 2019

* Lawmakers urge president to reject resignation (Adds Rouhani rejection, oil minister not resigning)

Pressure over Iran nuclear deal forced Zarif to resign: ally

Feb 26 2019

DUBAI/GENEVA Pressure from hardliners over Iran's nuclear deal with world powers forced Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to resign, an ally said on Tuesday.

Iran government faces angry online backlash over activists' abuse claims

Feb 17 2019

GENEVA/LONDON In early January, labor activist Esmail Bakhshi posted a letter on Instagram saying he had been tortured in jail, attracting support from tens of thousands of Iranians online.

Suicide bomber kills 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards

Feb 13 2019

GENEVA/LONDON A suicide bomber killed 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday, state media said, in a southeastern region where security forces are facing a rise in attacks by militants from the country's Sunni Muslim minority.

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