Photo of special representative for Iran, Brian Hook with Xiyue Wang in Zurich, Switzerland

Iran Frees Chinese-American Scholar for US-Held Scientist

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Princeton scholar held for three years in Iran on widely criticized espionage charges was freed Saturday as part of a prisoner exchange that saw America release a detained Iranian scientist, a rare diplomatic breakthrough betwee...
Photo of a gas station that was burned in Iran

Amnesty Says at Least 106 Killed in Iran Protests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Amnesty International, citing “credible reports,” said Tuesday it believes at least 106 people have been killed during protests in Iran over a rise in government-set gasoline price...
Photo of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaking at a conference in Tehran, Iran

Iranian President: First Lift Sanctions, Then Let’s Talk

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's president back-pedaled Tuesday on possible talks with Donald Trump, saying the U.S. president must first lift sanctions imposed on Tehran, otherwise a meeting between the two would be a mere photo op. "Without the U.S.'s withdrawal fro...

Postcards From Iran: One Highlight After Another

During the nine days of traveling in Iran, we have been impressed by one highlight after another in the form of ancient mosques in every city we’ve visited, the opulent Golestan Palace, the dazzling Crown Jewels housed in a giant bank vault, the Carpet Museum ...