Iran: Firmly behind the Assad regime
For both religious and geopolitical reasons, the Iranian government continues to serve as Syria's most important backer with broad domestic support.
Jerusalem Film Festival: risky business
"The Attack" and "The Gardener," both shot in Israel by different filmmakers, have been banned across the Muslim world.
Ramadan violence rips through Iraq's mosques, cafes killing dozens
Bomb blast after funeral at Baghdad, Iraq mosque kills 11 as violence continues across country.
US role in Egypt: keep channels open with those in power
Commentary: What really matters is filling a desperate need for leadership in Cairo.
Snowden emails reveal NSA workings: Spiegel
Edward Snowden talked about the National Security Agency at length in a series of encrypted emails obtained by Der Spiegel.
Iranian swimmer says record denied over un-Islamic swimwear even though her clothes weighed 'six pounds' (VIDEO)
A dispute over swimwear erupts in Iran.
Iran nuclear chief: uranium enrichment program to continue unchanged
Iran has no plans to change its nuclear program following the election of Hassan Rouhani as president, Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani said.
Iran: Scottish university pressed for full release of Rouhani's 'Flexibility of Islam' thesis
Rouhani's academic work in the mid-90s generates keen interest.
Celebrating Iranians looking over their shoulders to a different future
Commentary: Rouhani’s election as president was a moment of ‘victory for the people.’
Middle East is an expanding swamp of quicksand of mostly lose-lose choices for Obama
Commentary: If a US military approach in Syria fails at least we can say 'we tried.'
The number of refugees worldwide is going up
The UN refugee agency reports the highest number of refugees since 1994, almost half of them children.
Israeli leaders divided over new Iran president
Hassan Rouhani served as the country’s chief nuclear negotiator from 2003-2005. But some observers have hailed the new leader as a pragmatist who will lift Iran out of international isolation.
On Location Video: Damming the Tigris
As Turkish dams threaten to starve Iraq of water, the first casualty may be an ecological treasure that's home to one of the world's oldest cultures.
A 2005 nuclear deal that the US rejected could be the way forward with Iran
Iran's President-elect Hassan Rouhani promised a more pragmatic and moderate approach. Will that include nuclear issues?
Israeli PM Netanyahu urges vigilance after Iran elects Rouhani
"The international community must not give in to wishful thinking or temptation and loosen the pressure on Iran," Netanyahu told his cabinet on Sunday.
Canada calls Iran election results 'effectively meaningless'
Check out this intense statement from Canada on Iran election.
Iran elects moderate Hassan Rouhani as new president (VIDEO)
Iran's interior minister says moderate Hassan Rouhani won just over 50 percent of the vote needed to avoid a run-off in the presidential election.
Iranians head to the polls to elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's successor
Around 50 million people are eligible to vote in Iran's presidential elections.
Iran's moderate candidate gets key boost on election day
Hassan Rouhani made a last minute jump in the polls as reformists threw their weight behind him, and because some conservatives say he appeals to them, too.
Chatter: Iran votes
Iranians choose their next president, the US agrees to send military support to Syria's rebels, Turkey's Gezi Park is saved – for now, and the world gets a new superhero.
Iran elects moderate Hasan Rouhani as president (PHOTOS)
Iranians elected moderate Hasan Rouhani in their first presidential election since 2009's "Green Movement," when President Ahmadinejad controversially returned to power.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is not on the ballot this year. How we will miss you, Mahmoud. Let us count the ways.
Why Iran's elections are so important
Iranians head to the polls to elect a new president this Friday
Ahmadinejad 2.0? Conservatives dominate Iran presidential lineup
Iranians will go to the polls Friday to elect their new president. But their choices are limited to a handful of conservative candidates.
Mohammad Reza Aref, pro-reform candidate in Iran's presidential election, withdraws
The withdrawal of Mohammad Reza Aref from the upcoming election follows calls for reformists to avoid splitting the vote and rally around moderate candidate Hassan Rowhani.
Days before election, Iranian Supreme Leader has quelled potential for dissent
In the months leading up to the vote, Iran has attempted to prevent unrest among a politically polarized population.
Who will be Iran's next president?
Mostly conservatives — but some reformists — are competing to be Iran's next head-of-state.
Iran's 2013 presidential candidates: Who's who
Iran's presidential elections are coming up in July.
Conservative candidate Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel pulls out of Iran presidential race (VIDEO)
Former speaker of parliament Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel withdraws from Iran's presidential race.
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri tells Syrians to unite against President Bashar al-Assad
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri criticized Iran for siding with the Syrian regime and urged Islamist militants to join the opposition.
Iran funeral sparks protest weeks before presidential vote
A funeral for a reformist cleric devolves into political protest in Iran.