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Stories with place: Tehran
  • Iran and India sign port deal, other economic agreements story has photos
    Updated: May-23-16 3:30 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - India said Monday it will invest up to $500 million in a deal to develop a strategic port in Iran and both countries planned a number of projects they say are worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • Official: Iran to try to 'speed up' held Lebanese man's case 
    Updated: May-23-16 7:29 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Iran "will try to speed up" the case involving a detained U.S. permanent resident who advocates Internet freedom, an official said Monday, making the first government acknowledgement of the man's detention.

  • Wild US election fascinates, worries Iran after nuclear deal story has photos
    Updated: May-23-16 4:17 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - After decades of officially-imposed detachment from the "Great Satan," Iranians are this time transfixed by the wild U.S. presidential campaign, mindful that the next White House occupant could have direct impact on their lives.

  • Iran's parliament passes bill on demands for US compensation 
    Updated: May-17-16 6:49 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's parliament has passed a bill requiring the government demand payment from the United States as compensation for alleged damages Tehran suffered as a result of American policies over past decades.

  • Iran cracks down on models posing without headscarves online 
    Updated: May-16-16 9:28 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian police have arrested eight people in a new crackdown targeting "un-Islamic acts" online such as female models posting images of themselves without their hair covered, state media reported Monday, part of a larger cultural struggle in the Islamic Republic over the country's future.

  • Iran declines to take part in hajj over dispute with Saudis 
    Updated: May-12-16 5:18 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran will not send pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year for the annual hajj, an Iranian official said Thursday, the latest sign of tensions between the two Mideast powers after a disaster during the pilgrimage last year killed at least 2,426 people.

  • US says Iran open for business, but Europe's banks disagree story has photos
    Updated: May-12-16 2:17 pm

    LONDON - The Obama administration's calls for restoring global business ties with Iran are falling flat in Europe, where risk-averse banks told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday that they don't believe they can do business in the Islamic Republic without triggering U.S. sanctions.

  • Iran issues vague denial about reported missile test 
    Updated: May-09-16 1:07 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's defense minister issued a vague denial after a media outlet close to the elite Revolutionary Guard said Monday that it had test-fired a ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles) two weeks ago.

  • Illinois lawmakers urge Boeing not to sell aircraft to Iran 
    Updated: May-04-16 4:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - Three Republican congressmen from Illinois are urging the chief executive officer of Chicago-based Boeing to avoid doing business with Iran and not sell aircraft to upgrade its fleet.

  • Iran leader urges for nuclear weapons-free Korean Peninsula 
    Updated: May-02-16 1:21 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Monday appealed for a Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons during a visit to Tehran by his South Korean counterpart, the official IRNA news agency reported.

  • Iran votes in parliamentary runoff as rare shooting wounds 4 story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 12:05 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iranians voted Friday in the country's parliamentary runoff elections, a key poll that will decide how much power allies of moderate President Hassan Rouhani will have in the next legislature after the landmark nuclear deal with world powers.

  • Undercover squad may mean more covering up for Tehran women story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 10:29 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Tehran resident Sousan Heidari has stopped letting her headscarf slip casually down over her neck and shoulders while driving in the Iranian capital. These days, the 22-year-old with a taste for bold makeup makes sure to pull it tightly over her dark hair, fearful of running afoul of a newly established undercover division of the morality police.

  • Report: Jailed Iranian Texas graduate student hospitalized 
    Updated: Apr-24-16 1:15 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's judiciary spokesman has said that an Iranian graduate student studying at the University of Texas who is in jail in Tehran, has been hospitalized for surgery outside prison.

  • Ex-president calls on Iranians to cast votes in runoff 
    Updated: Apr-24-16 11:58 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's reformist ex-president has called on Iranians to cast their votes in the upcoming runoff parliamentary elections on April 29.