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Stories about Iran

13 May 2014

An Artistic Glimpse Into Exiled Iranians’ Nostalgia for the Homeland

Recent moves by moderate President Hassan Rouhani suggest things could change in the future, but returning still remains risky. Iranian-Canadian photographer Saman Aghvami attempted to capture the nostalgia.

8 May 2014

PHOTO: Censored Iranian Writer Dowlatabadi Caught Next to Iran's Chief of Censorship

The photo left a poignant mark on viewers familiar with Dowlatabadi work, which have been banned on occasion by Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.

24 April 2014

VIDEO: Iranian Students’ Protest During Conservative Politician's Speech

Students at Iran's Amirkabir University in Tehran chanted slogans supporting Mir Hussein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, leaders of the pro-democracy Green Movement.

22 April 2014

Iran’s New Wave of Women Fashion Designers

For years, Iran's young women preferred foreign, mostly western clothing brands. That's starting to change.

9 April 2014

Jailed Iranian Blogger's Letter Speaks of Torture

The blogger known as Siamak Mehr writes an open letter from a small cell with 40 inmates. He is serving a 4-year sentence for writing a blog.

31 March 2014

Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Nuclear Security Summit Protests

Free Tibet protesters were foiled by Chinese security officials, and a protest urging the US to stop Iran's nuclear ambitions was given prime real estate near the summit.

27 March 2014

After One Death, Pleas to Free Remaining Abducted Iranian Soldiers

Insurgents near the Iran-Pakistan border abducted five soldiers in February and have reportedly killed one of their prisoners, Jamshid Danaeifard. #FreeIranianSoldiers say Iranians on Twitter.

13 March 2014

Iran: Deceased Blogger's Mother Erased Out of News Photo

The European Union foreign policy chief caused furore in Iran when she met with human rights activists and a deceased blogger's mother at the Austrian Embassy in Tehran.

25 February 2014

Iran Watches Ukraine With Envy and Dismay

Iranians who once staged mass protests against their own regime were reminded of a revolution that eluded them in 2009.

17 February 2014

From Iran to the World: Humans of Shiraz

Who are the people of Shiraz and what are their dreams? The world famous Humans of New York has inspired yet another local Facebook page.

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