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Iranian American writer Dena Rod focuses on diasporic experiences of Iranian heritage and queer identity in their work. (Courtesy Breyanna Ransaw)

Iranians mark milestone in diaspora with LBGTQIA Pride event

‘Out in the Diaspora’ builds representation for future generations

 

President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Salman walk together to a meeting at Erga Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

In Saudi visit, Obama works to calm Gulf tensions with US

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Barack Obama strained to ease tensions with…

 

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew speaks with journalists in Hong Kong. The Obama administration may soon tell governments and banks worldwide they can start using the dollar in some instances to facilitate business with Iran. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

Officials: US considers easing ban on dollars to help Iran

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering easing financial restrictions that prohibit…

 

In this photo obtained from the Iranian Fars News Agency, a Qadr H long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile is fired by Iran's Revolutionary Guard, during a maneuver, in an undisclosed location in Iran, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Fars News Agency, Omid Vahabzadeh)

Iran fires 2 missiles marked with ‘Israel must be wiped out’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran test-launched two ballistic missiles Wednesday emblazoned…

In this photo obtained from the Iranian Fars News Agency, a Qadr H long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile is fired by Iran's Revolutionary Guard, during a maneuver, in an undisclosed location in Iran, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Fars News Agency, Omid Vahabzadeh)
In his last will and testament, Osama bin Laden claimed he had about $29 million in personal wealth, the bulk of which he wanted to be used "on jihad, for the sake of Allah." (AP Photo)

Osama bin Laden worried wife had tracking device in filling

WASHINGTON — Hiding in Pakistan, an increasingly paranoid Osama bin Laden suspected…

In his last will and testament, Osama bin Laden claimed he had about $29 million in personal wealth, the bulk of which he wanted to be used "on jihad, for the sake of Allah." (AP Photo)
Bejeweled gun accessories from Sultan Mahmud’s Ottoman Court are among the objects on view at the Asian Art Museum in “Pearls On a String: Artists, Patrons and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts.”

Diverse Islamic art spans centuries in ‘Pearls’

An extraordinary bejeweled antique gun, complete with a case of glittering accessories,…

Bejeweled gun accessories from Sultan Mahmud’s Ottoman Court are among the objects on view at the Asian Art Museum in “Pearls On a String: Artists, Patrons and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts.”
President Barack Obama leaves the podium after speaking about the release of Americans by Iran on Sunday in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Triumph or travesty, US-Iran ties warming over nuclear deal

WASHINGTON — Diplomatic triumph or travesty, America's relationship with one of its…

President Barack Obama leaves the podium after speaking about the release of Americans by Iran on Sunday in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
This frame grab from Tuesday video by the Iranian state-run IRIB News Agency, shows detention of American Navy sailors by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Persian Gulf, Iran.  (IRIB News Agency via AP)

US Navy sailors released unharmed by Iran in less than a day

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — It turned out to be the international…

This frame grab from Tuesday video by the Iranian state-run IRIB News Agency, shows detention of American Navy sailors by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Persian Gulf, Iran.  (IRIB News Agency via AP)
Iraqi security forces and allied Sunni tribal fighters evacuate an injured woman after she was shot by Islamic State group fighters as she tried to cross from neighborhoods under control of Islamic State group to neighborhoods under control of Iraqi security forces in Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo, File)

Iraq must walk a fine line amid Iranian, Saudi tensions

BAGHDAD — While many Iraqi Shiites took to the streets in outrage…

Iraqi security forces and allied Sunni tribal fighters evacuate an injured woman after she was shot by Islamic State group fighters as she tried to cross from neighborhoods under control of Islamic State group to neighborhoods under control of Iraqi security forces in Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo, File)
Iranian and Turkish demonstrators hold pictures of Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr as they protest outside the Saudi Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Saudis cut ties with Iran following Shiite cleric execution

TEHRAN, Iran — Saudi Arabia announced Sunday it was severing diplomatic relations…

Iranian and Turkish demonstrators hold pictures of Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr as they protest outside the Saudi Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
In this Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 photo, Brian Wallace, a security researcher at Cylance, poses for a photo in Irvine. Wallace was on the trail of hackers who had snatched a California university's housing files when he stumbled into a larger nightmare: Cyberattackers had opened a pathway into the networks running the United States power grid. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

US power grid vulnerable to foreign hacks

SAN JOSE — Security researcher Brian Wallace was on the trail of…

In this Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 photo, Brian Wallace, a security researcher at Cylance, poses for a photo in Irvine. Wallace was on the trail of hackers who had snatched a California university's housing files when he stumbled into a larger nightmare: Cyberattackers had opened a pathway into the networks running the United States power grid. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
One of Iran’s most internationally acclaimed filmmakers is behind the wheel in the clandestine “Jafar Panahi’s Taxi.” (Courtesy Kino Lorber)

Made in secret, ‘Jafar Panahi’s Taxi’ satisfies

“Jafar Panahi’s Taxi” is the third film Panahi has created in defiance…

One of Iran’s most internationally acclaimed filmmakers is behind the wheel in the clandestine “Jafar Panahi’s Taxi.” (Courtesy Kino Lorber)
Secretary of State John Kerry walks to the Hotel Bristol in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday for a meeting with the Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool via AP)

At heart of Syria talks, what to do about Assad

VIENNA — The success or failure of the Syrian peace talks this…

Secretary of State John Kerry walks to the Hotel Bristol in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday for a meeting with the Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool via AP)
US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Iran to take a seat among world powers for Syria talks

BEIRUT — Iran will take part in international talks on Syria for…

US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
China's flag is displayed next to the American flag on the side of the Old Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, the day before a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Obama’s personal ties with Xi yield mixed policy results

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has invested more time building personal ties…

China's flag is displayed next to the American flag on the side of the Old Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, the day before a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
In ramping up its military involvement in Syria's civil war, Russia appears to be betting that the West, horrified by Islamic State's atrocities, may be willing to tolerate Assad for a while, perhaps as part of a transition. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman, File)

Analysis: Russia gambles in Syria, ramping up involvement

BEIRUT — In ramping up its military involvement in Syria's civil war,…

In ramping up its military involvement in Syria's civil war, Russia appears to be betting that the West, horrified by Islamic State's atrocities, may be willing to tolerate Assad for a while, perhaps as part of a transition. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman, File)
Sen. Cory Booker announced his support for the Iran nuclear deal on Thursday, siding with President Barack Obama and bucking home-state pressures to say "no."  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Democratic support piles up for Iran nuclear deal in Senate

WASHINGTON — Now a done deal, the Iran nuclear agreement gained critical…

Sen. Cory Booker announced his support for the Iran nuclear deal on Thursday, siding with President Barack Obama and bucking home-state pressures to say "no."  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech in support of the Iran nuclear deal at the National Constitution Center on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Obama seals Iran deal win as Senate Democrats find 34 votes

WASHINGTON — Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign…

Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech in support of the Iran nuclear deal at the National Constitution Center on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
A Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 photo from files showing Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, during a press conference at the Lebanese foreign ministry in Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein/AP)

Obama Iran deal gains Democratic backing heading toward vote

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran is picking up…

A Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 photo from files showing Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, during a press conference at the Lebanese foreign ministry in Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein/AP)
The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress disapproves

WASHINGTON — The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed…

The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)