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The beauty obsession feeding Iran’s voracious cosmetic surgery industry

A desire to gain a husband, western looks, or even clients are a few reasons why Iran has the world’s highest nose surgery rate ... Full story

Iran Cools Nuclear Work as Vote Looms

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has decided to keep Iran’s nuclear program within limits demanded by Israel for now, according to senior U.S., European and Israeli officials, in a move they believe is designed to avert an international crisis during an Iranian election year. ... Full story

Iranian Ahwazi Arabs on hunger strike over death sentences

Five prisoners have been refusing food since start of March in protest at sentences and ill-treatment ... Full story

Drones and the US-Iran Shadow War

The Islamic Republic of Iran learned the importance of unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, technology in its defense against Saddam Hussein's armed forces during the ... Full story

Against a Shattered Justice System, the Power of YouTube

Despite the Iranian government's well-documented lack of respect for its citizens' civil and political rights, it readily bemoans and condemns any perceived violation of such ... Full story


A Democratic & Unified Opposition is a Strategic Imperative "A frank dialogue to address contentious issues and break longstanding taboos is a fundamental step to that ... Full story

The Astonishing Double Life of a CIA Agent inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran

A true story as exhilarating as a great spy thriller, as turbulent as today’s headlines from the Middle East, A Time to Betray reveals what ... Full story

Blogger's Death Stirs Political Hornet's Nest in Iran!

There was little about Sattar Beheshti that made him stand out in a working-class suburb south of Tehran called Robat Karim. Like many of his peers, ... Full story

Don't Abandon Iran's Internet Generation to Online Oppression

Sattar Beheshti's death underscores importance of ensuring Iranians' access to online security technology.  Imagine you live in a country like the Oceania of George Orwell's Nineteen ... Full story

A Faith of Their OwnIslam and Iranian Youth

After the victory of the Iranian Revolution in 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini oversaw the creation of a new system of governance based on a traditional ... Full story

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