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This post has been updated. See the note below for details.CARACAS, Venezuela -- The funeral ceremony for late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez got underway Friday at a military base in the capital before 32 heads of state and with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra directed by Los Angeles conductor Gustavo...
Tags: Human Interest, Sean Penn, Hugo Chavez, Jesse Jackson, Elections
Later this month, President Obama will visit Israel, a country intended by an act of international law to be the reconstituted Jewish national home. The visit will be highly charged, but at the same time, many Israelis have low expectations for what could...
CARACAS, Venezuela -- After funeral services Friday with at least 33 heads of state expected to be in attendance, the body of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will be specially embalmed and ultimately placed on permanent public display in a glass case,...
TEHRAN -- The Iranian government declared Wednesday as a national day of mourning for the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, praising the leftist firebrand as a foe of imperialism. In a cable to the Venezuelan presidential office, President...
Tags: Venezuela, Iran, News Agency, Politics, Hugo Chavez
I watched a video of the movie "Argo" as I flew into Tehran recently. I couldn't help but wonder why I was willingly accompanying a group of Americans into a city that not so long ago was the scene of one of the greatest exfiltrations ever. I wondered...
Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has been doubling down on his hard-line message that all but rules out the possibility of direct talks with the United States. In the lead-up to the latest round of the so-called six-party talks on Iran's...
TEHRAN -- On the eve of international talks about its disputed nuclear program, Iran announced Saturday that it had designated 16 sites for new nuclear power plants and also had discovered substantial new uranium deposits in its territory. The Islamic...
Tags: Iran, Metal and Mineral, Politics, Mining, Wrestling
TEHRAN -- A key ally of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been released from jail, Iranian news services reported Wednesday, the latest development in a case that has highlighted internal political squabbles in advance of June’s presidential...
Tags: Police Arrests, Iran, Politics, Civil Rights, Prisons
World NowWhile Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pushed for the United States to take a harder line to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, an Israeli government report says existing measures have already had an impact inside Iran....
World NowGlobal Focus: Tehran's cavernous Grand Bazaar has been the scene of violence this week as money traders and vendors clashed with riot police over the plummeting value of the Iranian currency being gutted by international sanctions and mismanagement by the...
World NowIn the wake of street protests over surging prices and the plunging rial, police patrolled its central bazaar as many Tehran shops remained shuttered in silent protest Thursday. The massive marketplace had effectively been shut down Wednesday as shops...
World NowAs the Iranian rial tumbled to new lows on Tuesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blamed the plummeting value of the currency on a “psychological war” waged against his government by the United States and his Iranian critics. The...
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