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Why Iran Quietly Abolished Death Penalty For Some Drug Crimes

"There's a realization by the Iranian authorities that executions have not been an effective solution to drug trafficking" Frud Bezhan writes for Radio Free Europe/Radio...

Iran Daily: Hardliners Angered as Guardian Council & Judiciary Approve Election

Iran's hardliners have reacted angrily after both the Guardian Council and the judiciary avoided a confrontation with President Hassan Rouhani over his re-election on...

Iran Daily: Guardian Council Confirms Rouhani’s Re-Election

Guardian Council signals no effort to overturn vote, but keeps some pressure on President Rouhani LATEST Video: US State Department Struggles with "Why Do You Criticize...

Iran Daily: Revolutionary Guards — We’ve Built 3rd Underground Missile Factory

LATEST Friday Prayer Leader: Election "Violations" Gave Rouhani Big Victory In their first significant statement since last Friday's re-election of President Hassan Rouhani, Iran's Revolutionary Guards...

Iran Daily: A Signal to Ahmadinejad — No Presidential Campaign for...

Iran's regime has signalled to former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that he will not be allowed to stand in the May 19 Presidential election. Ahmadinejad surprised...

Iran Daily: Explaining Ahmadinejad’s Surprise Candidacy in Presidential Election

Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has shaken up Iran's politics, with the registration of his candidacy in May's Presidential election. Ahmadinejad, who was President from 2005...

Iran Daily: Ahmadinejad’s Surprise as Presidential Election Opens

The Islamic Republic of Iran's 12th Presidential election formally opened on Tuesday, with hopefuls able to register their candidacies. UPDATE 1100 GMT: Former President Mahmoud...

Iran Daily: Tehran Proclaims “Forceful Confrontation” for Syria’s Aleppo

PHOTO: Secretary of National Security, Ali Shamkhani "A forceful confrontation with the Takfiris" LATEST Central Bank: Inflation at 8.8% Ahmadinejad Accepts Supreme Leader's Ban on Presidential Candidacy Iran's...

Iran Daily: Prayer Leaders Call for Trials in Salaries Scandal

PHOTO: Tehran Friday Prayer leader "Expectation of people is that officials will be tried" Iran's Friday Prayer leaders have called for trials of the State...

Iran Daily: Supreme Leader Upholds Disqualification of Elected MP

PHOTO: Reformist lawyer Minoo Khaleghi, banned by Guardian Council from taking her seat in Parliament In a pointed response to the Rouhani Government, Iran's Supreme...

Iran Daily: A New Parliament Opens

PHOTO: Will centrists and reformists gain power in the new Parliament? LATEST Political Prisoner Golipour Given 39-Year Sentence Iran: Saudi Has Until Sunday for Deal on This...

Iran Daily: Speaker of Parliament Criticizes Guardian Council

PHOTO: Could powers of Guardian Council be curbed amid Iran's political in-fighting? Iran's Speaker of Parliament has joined the political battle against the Guardian...