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    Olympic skiers

    January 31-2014 Iran will have five athletes in the winter Olympics opening next week in Sochi, Russia.  There will be three men competing in Alpine skiing and a man and…

    Compelling Israel

    January 31-2014 Iran’s ambassador to the UN, Mohammad Khazaee, said last week that Israel ought to be “compelled” to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.  He said nothing about “compelling” Pakistan,…

    Battling addiction

    January 31-2014 The State Welfare Organization says it will pay a stipend to poverty-stricken drug addicts to maintain their families while the addicts seek treatment.  After two years without reverting…

    Out for a match

    January 31-2014 Three professional soccer players have been given one-game suspensions for aggressive behavior during the Persepolis-Esteghlal match last week that ended in a scoreless tie.  Andranik Teymourian, who plays…

    Film tells story of small town girl from Fars with dreams few will approve of

    Film tells story of small town girl from Fars with dreams few will approve of

    January 31-2014 “Sepideh” is a truly offbeat, but inspiring, documentary film.  It is all about a teenaged girl who lives in a town no one has ever heard of in…

    Regime makes Kerry into the new man of evil

    Regime makes Kerry into the new man of evil

    January 31-2014 The Islamic Republic has gone into rhetorical overdrive, denouncing US Secretary of State John Kerry for saying the military option would remain on the table if Iran were…

    Moadi very leery of playing Iranian film roles outside Iran

    Moadi very leery of playing Iranian film roles outside Iran

    January 31-2014 Peyman Moadi, who starred in “A Separation” and is now playing a Tunisian in a newly released American film, says he will never play an Iranian character in…

    Teacher tries novel way to counter class bullies

    Teacher tries novel way to counter class bullies

    January 31-2014 A teacher in Kurdistan has made a gesture of compassion for a student who lost his hair to cancer by shaving his own head. Mohammad-Ali Mohammadian shaved his…