Iran

This 2012 photo shows Yellow Dogs band member, bassist  Koroush "Koory" Mirzaei at the Death By Audio performance space in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Danny Krug)

Slain musicians came to NYC for music freedom

NEW YORK (AP) — Iranian musicians Soroush and Arash Farazmand came to the United States to pursue their passion — playing music in an indie rock band called the Yellow Dogs. Instead of achieving fame […]

11/12/2013

Crime scene personnel work at a crime scene in the Brooklyn section of New York, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Police: NYC shooter was dumped from band

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a musician who shot and killed three other Iranian men inside a New York City apartment before committing suicide was upset because he had been kicked out of an […]

11/11/2013

Catherine Ashton, the European Union's foreign policy chief, second from left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, arrive at a press conference at the end of the Iranian nuclear talks in Geneva, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The European Union's top diplomat and Iran's foreign minister said nuclear talks between six world powers and Tehran did not seal a deal. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

Wary Congress eyes fresh sanctions against Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wary of Iran’s nuclear intentions, senators are predicting a bipartisan push for fresh penalties and increased leverage against Tehran despite administration opposition, and waiting to hear directly from Secretary of State John […]

11/10/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry walks to his plane after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.(AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

Israeli PM ‘utterly rejects’ emerging Iran deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that he “utterly rejects” the emerging nuclear deal between western powers and Iran, calling it a “bad deal” and promising that Israel will do everything […]

11/08/2013

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius arrives for the second day of closed-door nuclear talks at the United Nations offices in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Martial Trezzini, Pool)

World’s top diplomats join Iran nuclear talks

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Friday of significant differences between Iran and six world powers trying to fashion a nuclear agreement, as he and three European foreign ministers added their […]

11/08/2013

Iranian protesters burn an American flag during an annual anti-American rally in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Tens of thousands of demonstrators packed the streets Monday outside the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran in the biggest anti-American rally in years, a show of support for hard-line opponents of President Hassan Rouhani's historic outreach to Washington. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Tehran rally shakes fist at America and outreach

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In Tehran’s largest anti-U.S. rally in years, tens of thousands of demonstrators joined Monday in chants of “death to America” as hard-liners directed a major show of resolve against President Hassan […]

11/04/2013

Twitter icon on a smartphone. (AP Photo/dpa, Soeren Stache, File)

White House aide fired over Twitter account

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House national security official has been fired for running a Twitter account that was harshly critical of the Obama administration. Jofi Joseph served as non-proliferation director at the National Security […]

10/23/2013

Sarah Yetter, daughter of La Puente, Calif.,  Pastor Eddie Romero, speaks as Shah Afshar, left, and HCF pastor Bob Wilcox listens during a news conference at Hacienda Christian Fellowship church in La Puente on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.  Romero was detained in Iran after staging a protest outside a prison, demanding the release of Iranian Christians held inside.  Romero crossed into Iran from Turkey Oct. 14 as part of a tourist group. (AP Photo/San Gabriel Valley Tribune,  Leo Jarzomb)

Pastor detained in Iran set to return to US

LA PUENTE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California preacher who was briefly detained after protesting outside an Iranian prison was expected back home Wednesday, his daughter said. Eddie Romero surrendered peacefully to guards at Evin […]

10/22/2013

SoCal pastor detained in Iran after protest

LA PUENTE, Calif. (AP) — A retired Southern California pastor with a history of overseas activism was detained in Iran after staging a protest outside a prison, demanding the release of Iranian Christians held inside. […]

10/22/2013

General view prior to the start of the two days of closed-door nuclear talks on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at the United Nations offices in Geneva, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Fabrice Coffrini, pool)

Iran presents nuclear proposals at Geneva talks

GENEVA (AP) — Declaring that Iran no longer wants to “walk in the dark” of international isolation, Iranian negotiators put forward what they called a potential breakthrough plan Tuesday at the long-stalled talks on easing […]

10/15/2013

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