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U.S.: Iran’s ‘Guard Corps’ is a terrorist organization

By designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, the U.S. has more tools to counter Iran's global campaign of terrorism.
Young soldiers marching (© Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Images)

Iran exports violence and repression

Iran suppresses its own people through a volunteer paramilitary force loyal to the regime and trains others outside of Iran on how to do the same.
Pile of colorful dreidels (© Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, and a game called ‘dreidel’

Learn about the Jewish festival Hanukkah. This is part of a series that looks at religious holidays as observed by Americans.
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Hostages as bargaining chips: An Iranian tradition

Iran holds around a dozen dual and foreign citizens in prison on fake "national security" and "espionage" charges. It's been that way since 1979.
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Americans celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali

Learn about the Festival of Lights that Hindus observe every fall. This is part of a series about religious holidays as observed by Americans.
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2019 Nobel Prize winners: Chemistry

The creation of lithium-ion batteries has made a dramatic impact on society and earned two American scientists a Nobel Prize for their innovation.
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2019 Nobel Prize winners: Physics

Physicist James Peebles of Princeton University has won the Nobel Prize for developing "the basis of our contemporary ideas about the universe."
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2019 Nobel Prize winners: Physiology or medicine

Each year the Nobel Prize is awarded to individuals in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, economics and the promotion of peace.

Will Iranian regime allow women into sport stadiums?

FIFA says the Iranian regime must permit women to attend the next World Cup qualification game in Tehran and all future soccer games in Iran.