Iran http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19143/all en Iran's African diplomacy backfires http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/iran/irans-african-diplomacy-backfires <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tehran sought African allies, but a shipment of arms alienated many. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrew Meldrum </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Iran&#39;s efforts to win new friends and allies<a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/101223/iran-gambia-senegal"> in Africa have backfired</a>.</p> <p> Senegal <a href="http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE71M01A20110223">severed diplomatic ties with Iran today</a>, accusing Tehran of supplying weapons to separatist rebels in its southern Casamance region who killed three Senegalese soldiers this week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/iran/irans-african-diplomacy-backfires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gambia Iran Diplomacy Senegal Africa Emerges Wed, 23 Feb 2011 16:29:35 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5626335 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran: Opposition leaders arrested http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110301/iran-opposition-leaders-protests-ahmadinejad <p> Protests broke out in Iran following the arrests of top opposition leaders by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad&#39;s government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110301/iran-opposition-leaders-protests-ahmadinejad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Politics Middle East Tue, 01 Mar 2011 16:58:00 +0000 News Desk 5627608 at http://www.globalpost.com Robert Levinson, former agent who vanished in Iran, is "alive" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110303/robert-levinson-former-agent-who-vanished-iran-alive <p> A former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, Robert Levinson, who mysteriously vanished in Iran four years ago is reportedly alive, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a statement Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110303/robert-levinson-former-agent-who-vanished-iran-alive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Middle East Fri, 04 Mar 2011 01:42:00 +0000 News Desk 5628424 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran claims successful launch of rocket capable of carrying monkey into space http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110317/iran-space-rocket-launch <p> Latest rocket launch follows Iran&#39;s claim it put a rodent, turtles and worms into space last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110317/iran-space-rocket-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Business Wildlife News Culture & Lifestyle Middle East Technology Thu, 17 Mar 2011 12:06:00 +0000 News Desk 5631334 at http://www.globalpost.com Inside Iran: the art of resistance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110418/iran-protest-art-music-resistance-intro <p> TEHRAN &mdash; Artists say that fewer and fewer permits are being given to produce art. But that hasn&#39;t stopped them from trying.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110418/iran-protest-art-music-resistance-intro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Iran Culture & Lifestyle Middle East Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:02:00 +0000 Jason Rezaian 5638492 at http://www.globalpost.com Inside Iran: the art of resistance — the music http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110418/iran-protest-art-music-resistance-1 <p> TEHRAN &mdash; Artists say that fewer and fewer permits are being given to produce their craft. But that hasn&#39;t stopped them from trying.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110418/iran-protest-art-music-resistance-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Iran Culture & Lifestyle Middle East Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:05:00 +0000 Jason Rezaian 5638497 at http://www.globalpost.com Inside Iran: The art of resistance — the paintings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110418/iran-protest-art-music-resistance-2 <p> TEHRAN &mdash; Despite government restrictions, there is a renaissance taking place in Iranian art.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110418/iran-protest-art-music-resistance-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Iran Culture & Lifestyle Middle East Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:05:00 +0000 Jason Rezaian 5638507 at http://www.globalpost.com Inside Iran: The art of resistance — the photographs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110418/iran-protest-art-music-resistance-3 <p> TEHRAN &mdash; Despite government restrictions, there is a renaissance taking place in Iranian art, photography and music.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110418/iran-protest-art-music-resistance-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Iran Culture & Lifestyle Middle East Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:05:00 +0000 Jason Rezaian 5638531 at http://www.globalpost.com Inside Iran: the art of resistance http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5638558 TEHRAN — Artists say that fewer and fewer permits are being given to produce art. But that hasn't stopped them from trying. Arab Spring Iran Culture & Lifestyle Middle East Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:06:33 +0000 Maryam Rahmanian 5638558 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran's parliament says Ahmadinejad's oil ministry takeover was illegal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110601/mahmoud-ahmadinejad-takeover-oil-ministry-illegal-parliamen <p> The parliament&#39;s vote against Ahmadinejad was the most recent development in the escalating tension between Iran&#39;s president and his onetime mentor, the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110601/mahmoud-ahmadinejad-takeover-oil-ministry-illegal-parliamen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Islam Oil World Leaders Politics Middle East Thu, 02 Jun 2011 02:44:00 +0000 News Desk 5648704 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran cracks down on "un-Islamic" dress, which includes necklaces worn by men http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110614/iran-tightens-dress-code-dogs-necklaces-men <p> The new dress-code enforcement plan in Iran, with its ban on men wearing necklaces, comes shortly after the parliament proposed a bill to criminalize dog ownership</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110614/iran-tightens-dress-code-dogs-necklaces-men" target="_blank">read more</a></p> gender equality Iran Islam Travel/Tourism World Religion Culture & Lifestyle Middle East Wed, 15 Jun 2011 00:35:00 +0000 News Desk 5651236 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran plans to send a monkey into space http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110616/iran-space-monkey-kavoshgar-5-rocket-ahmadinejad <p> The Kavoshgar-5 rocket will be launched between July 23 and August 23, with a capsule carrying a live monkey to an altitude of 74 miles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110616/iran-space-monkey-kavoshgar-5-rocket-ahmadinejad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Space World Leaders Wildlife News Middle East Science Thu, 16 Jun 2011 10:31:00 +0000 News Desk 5651580 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain accuses Iran of secret nuclear-missile tests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110629/britain-accuses-iran-secret-nuclear-missile-tests <p> Saudi Arabia has said that it will build nuclear weapons if there is evidence that Iran is close to developing them</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110629/britain-accuses-iran-secret-nuclear-missile-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Nuclear United Kingdom United Nations Conflict Zones War Europe Politics Israel and Palestine Middle East Saudi Arabia United Kingdom Thu, 30 Jun 2011 04:16:00 +0000 News Desk 5661958 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran on an execution binge: reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/110708/iran-execution-binge-reports <!--paging_filter--><p> A reportedly sharp rise in capital punishment in Iran has raised the ire of human rights groups.</p> <p> The rise is due to a steep increase in stealth and mass hangings in the provinces, according to Amnesty International.</p> <p> Officially Iran puts the figure of executions at 190 people from the beginning of 2011 until the end of June but according to a report in the Guardian, at least 130 others have also been executed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/110708/iran-execution-binge-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Iran Asia-Pacific Fri, 08 Jul 2011 07:38:29 +0000 News Desk 5669807 at http://www.globalpost.com Reports Iranian nuclear scientist assasinated http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110723/reports-iranian-nuclear-scientist-assisinated <!--paging_filter--><p> An Iranian scientist linked to the country&#39;s nuclear program has been assasinated outside his home in Tehran, some reports in the Iranian media say.</p> <p> Iran blamed that attack on Israeli secret service Mossad, according to the <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14263126">BBC</a>. Israel has held long-time fears about Iran&#39;s nuclear program.</p> <p> Isna news agency named the victims as Daryoush Rezaei, 35. Witnesses say he was shot in the neck by assailants who fled on motorbikes. His wife was wounded and was rushed to hospital.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110723/reports-iranian-nuclear-scientist-assisinated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Nuclear Middle East Sun, 24 Jul 2011 00:49:00 +0000 News Desk 5671286 at http://www.globalpost.com