Putin Finds a New Ally in Iran, a Fellow Outcast

A three-way summit meeting in Tehran between the leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey sent a clear signal that Vladimir Putin is pushing back against ostracism from the West.

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Russia Is Seeking Surveillance Drones from Iran, Top Biden Aide Says

The national security adviser said the U.S. believed Iran was preparing to train Russian troops imminently.

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Iran Nuclear Talks Paused Following Russian Demands to Ease Sanctions

A deal to revive the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran is “essentially ready,” a top E.U. official says, but has run into complications because of Russia’s war against Ukraine.

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The U.S. and Iran Move Closer to a Nuclear Deal

As negotiations reach a critical stage, neither side wants to betray weakness by seeming too eager to reach a deal.

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‘Health Defenders’ Jailed in Iran Wanted to Sue Supreme Leader Over Covid

Two lawyers and a civil rights activist who were outspoken about Iran’s chaotic response to the pandemic and delays in its vaccine rollout are on trial now, charged with threatening national security.

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Israel and Iran Broaden Cyberwar to Attack Civilian Targets

Iranians couldn’t buy gas. Israelis found their intimate dating details posted online. The Iran-Israel shadow war is now hitting ordinary citizens.

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‘I Can’t Imagine a Good Future’: Young Iranians Increasingly Want Out

Divorce is up, fertility rates are down and many from Iran’s younger generation are postponing weddings and searching for ways to leave the country in the face of economic and political stagnation.

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They Were the Nice, Older Couple Next Door. Then the First Body Turned Up.

An Iranian couple has confessed to murdering and dismembering their son, years after killing a daughter and her husband. They are not sorry.

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Biden’s Bet: Iranian Hard-liner May Be Best Path to Restoring Nuclear Deal

The next six weeks before a new government takes office in Tehran may be a unique window for clinching an agreement that Iran’s leadership has been delaying.

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Iranians Vote for a New President, but Mood is Pessimistic

Turnout appeared low on Friday, with many voters saying they would not cast ballots in an election that they feel has been manipulated in favor of a hard-line conservative candidate.

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Many Expected to Shun Iran Vote Seen as Presidential Race of One

An ultraconservative judiciary chief appears to have the only real chance of winning after a council of powerful clerics disqualified virtually all the other viable candidates.

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Hired by the Empress of Art at Tehran’s Hidden Museum

Donna Stein, in her score-settling memoir, reveals how she helped Farah Diba Pahlavi create a museum whose collection is valued at $3 billion today.

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Illegal Walkie-Talkies and Other ‘Crimes’ in Authoritarian Societies

The most obscure or innocuous-sounding offenses can take on new meaning in justice systems used by autocrats for their own ends.

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Iran Executes Dissident Accused of Stoking Protests

Ruhollah Zam had been convicted of encouraging an antigovernment uprising in 2017 through a Telegram channel he ran from exile in France.

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A Musician Revered by Iranians, But Banned by the State

Mohammad Reza Shajarian’s politics were almost never explicit, but the Iranian people knew he stood with them.

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Burning Ships in Iran Add to String of Dozens of Explosions and Fires

Iranian officials say that some of the explosions at factories and military facilities, and some forest fires, may have been sabotage but blamed weather and accidents for the others.

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A Daughter Is Beheaded, and Iran Asks if Women Have a Right to Safety

The killing of a 14-year-old girl in Iran has shaken the country and forced an examination of its failure to protect women and children.

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