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.
As Western choices narrow in Syria, one critical option remains: diplomacy
Commentary: Engage Russia as a true partner in working toward a ‘soft landing.’
Anti-government protesters shout 'death to the dictator' in Iran (VIDEO)
Marchers turn moderate cleric Ayatollah Jalaluddin Taheri's funeral into the largest anti-government protest in years.
US blacklists network of Iran 'front companies'
The US Treasury Department blacklisted a global network of Iranian private front companies, a revenue source Tehran's leadership set up to sidestep international sanctions.
IAEA chief Yukiya Amano: Iran nuclear talks 'going around in circles'
"It may no longer be possible to detect anything," Yukiya Amano told reporters at IAEA headquarters in Vienna, adding that he wished "we had had the opportunity to have access to Parchin much earlier."
Infertile Crescent: Waters run dry in Iraqi marshes
Iraq's small Marsh Arab population says they are under threat from Turkey's plan to sap their water resources.
Another take on Obama’s big speech
Commentary: Like him or not, President Obama was gutsy to launch national conversations on Guantanamo, drones and America's nonstop war on terror.
iPhones to be exported to Iran legally for the first time as US lifts communications ban
The US had banned the sale of mobile phones and other communications devices to pressure Iran on its nuclear program.
Argentine prosecutor accuses Iran of 'Latin America terror plot'
An Argentine prosecutor accused Iran on Wednesday of trying to infiltrate Latin American countries in order to plan and conduct terror attacks.
Inflation in Iran more than doubled over the past decade: report
Inflation has skyrocketed in Iran over the past 10 years.
Could fracking make the Persian Gulf irrelevant?
From NATO to China, the world watches America's energy revolution.