Iran

Left: Book cover with Statue of Liberty (Courtesy of Alfred A. Knopf). Right: Portrait of Roya Hakakian (© Masih Alinejad)

A beginner’s guide to America

Roya Hakakian, a human rights activist, poet, author and naturalized U.S. citizen, shares memories of adjusting to life in America.
Police escorting man through crowd on city street (© Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Images)

Authoritarian regimes target journalists worldwide

Authoritarian regimes are harassing journalists beyond their borders, watchdog groups say. Learn how threats to press freedom span international boundaries.
Table setting with flowers and greenery for Nowruz (© Ali Sadr)

Online Nowruz connects Americans to the world

Mindful of the ongoing pandemic, U.S. museums and cultural centers are helping Americans celebrate Nowruz safely and joyfully in 2021.
Antony Blinken (right) and person with laptops sitting at conference table, with TV screen on wall (State Dept./Freddie Everett)

In Yemen, U.S. seeks peace, provides humanitarian aid

The U.S. has pledged an additional $191 million in humanitarian aid to help the people of Yemen and is committed to efforts to end the war.
Illustration of raised fists next to hand holding megaphone (© Shutterstock)

Free speech: Protecting citizens’ voices advances societies

While many countries punish citizens for expressing their views, the United States protects freedom of speech as vital to democracy.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaking behind lectern (© Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader/AP Images)

Khamenei deprives Iranian people of COVID-19 vaccines

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is blocking everyday Iranians' access to COVID-19 vaccines made by U.S. and European producers.
Poster with three photographs of Robert Levinson (© Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Images)

U.S. sanctions Iranian regime officials involved in kidnapping

The U.S. imposed sanctions on Iranian intelligence officials for the kidnapping and years-long detention of American hostage Robert Levinson.
People wearing Red Cross emblems and cranes near rubble at blast site (© Jim Bourdier/AP Images)

The Iranian regime’s 40-year campaign of assassinations

Since the 1979 revolution Iran has plotted assassinations and bombings against diplomats and dissidents. See some of Iran's campaign of violence.
Man standing in street with hand to face (© AFP/Getty Images)

Rights groups call for independent investigation of Iran’s atrocities

Human rights groups are calling for an independent inquiry into violence against Iranian protesters. Read more about calls for transparency in Iran.