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    Conductor of National Orchestra quits again

    Conductor of National Orchestra quits again

    October 14, 2016 The conductor of Iran’s National Orchestra, Farhad Fakhreddini, has resigned his position yet again over the failure of government officials to fulfill their promises to Iran’s orchestras.…

    Some in Iran disparage Oscar nomination

    Some in Iran disparage Oscar nomination

    October 14, 2016 The selection of Asghar Farhadi’s latest film, “The Salesman,” as Iran’s Oscar submission for this year is proving controversial in some corners of Iran. The movie was…

    Trump praises Iran

    Trump praises Iran

    October 14, 2016 In the latest presidential debate, GOP nominee Donald Trump Sunday lauded Iran for pummeling the Islamic State, something the US government says Iran is not doing. Iran…

    Rohani seeks Asian trade

    Rohani seeks Asian trade

    October 14, 2016 President Rohani last week visited Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand on a trip that appeared focused on boosting Iran’s non-oil exports. On his successive stops, Rohani announced plans…

    Iran jumps to top of World Cup standings

    Iran jumps to top of World Cup standings

    October 14, 2016 The Iranian national soccer team won both of its World Cup matches this past week, propelling Iran to the top of the standings for its group. Iran…

    Newsman charged for story about corruption

    October 14, 2016 Masud Heydari, head of the Iranian Labor News Agency (ILNA), was charged last week with “spreading lies to agitate the public mind.” The charge comes after five…

    World CupAsia Standings

    October 14, 2016 Here are the current standings for the final round of Asian elimination play for the 2018 World Cup.  In the standings below, the first four of the…

    Cultural official forced out in concert contretemps

    Cultural official forced out in concert contretemps

    October 14, 2016 A cultural official in Qom has been forced to resign by clerics angry over his approval of a concert in the religious city.  It is the latest…