Is there hope for for Iran’s foreign relations? Columnist Yaghoub Yadali examines the historic Iran nuclear agreement and considers past, present, and future relations between Iran and the United States.
Iranian cartoonist Atena Farghadani faces twelve years in prison for a cartoon portraying parliament with animal heads in protest of legislation that would restrict access to birth control and divorce.
Payam Feili was the first writer in Iran who openly wrote about his sexual orientation, in a number of works which he has been unable to publish in Iran. Threats against him forced him to leave the country. Here he tells his story.
Taxi, the newest film by renowned Iranian film director Jafar Panahi, won the Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Bear on February 15. The Iranian government has banned Panahi from making films for 20 years.
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