Surge in private theatres marks new stage for Iran's young - Financial Times

Squeezed between a sandwich shop and an electrical devices outlet, Tehran's Baran Theatre seems an unlikely location for an evening of culture. Sample the FT's top stories for a week. You select the topic, we deliver the news. Select topic. Select ...and more »

Iran tries to end its isolation but so much stands in the way - Financial Times

The run-off in Iran's parliamentary elections seems to have given Hassan Rouhani, the centrist president, a workable parliamentary majority if his followers combine with reformists and independent conservatives against Islamist hardliners. The outcome ...and more »

Iran elections: Rouhani notes record 6% women elected - BBC News

The president of Iran has congratulated voters on electing a record number of women to parliament since before the 1979 Islamic revolution. It was President Hassan Rouhani's first reaction to the results of Friday's run-off election, in which moderates ...and more »

Iran's moderates on top in parliamentary runoff - Financial Times

Iran's moderates scored a success at parliamentary runoff elections, which could help Hassan Rouhani's centrist government implement its pro-reform policies. Sample the FT's top stories for a week. You select the topic, we deliver the news. Select topic.and more »

What Iran's first non-oil trade surplus means for its economy - Al-Monitor

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's non-oil balance of trade turned positive in the past Iranian year, which ended March 19. The $916 million trade surplus is the country's first since its 1979 Islamic Revolution. On April 4, President Hassan Rouhani hailed it as ...and more »

Iran's moderates make gains in runoff but fail to clinch a parliamentary majority - Los Angeles Times

Iranian moderates and reformists who support last year's landmark nuclear deal have won the largest number of seats in parliament following runoff elections, marking a shift away from hard-liners and boosting moderate President Hassan Rouhani as he ...and more »

Why Iran's moderates must capitalise quickly - BBC News

The run-off parliamentary election win by the moderate government of Iran is a crucial victory for them. The vote held on Friday was for 68 seats out of the 290 in parliament. It meant that nervous Iranians woke up on Saturday morning to an all new ...and more »

Iran's new parliament has more women than clerics - Times of India

TEHRAN: Iran's new parliament will have more women than clerics when its members are sworn in this month, a first in the Islamic republic and a sign of the country's evolving politics. Official results on Saturday showed that reformist and moderate ...and more »

US Torpedoing the Nuclear Deal Will Reaffirm Iran's Distrust - Huffington Post

The nuclear deal reached between Iran and the P5+1 world powers last summer, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, was predicated on a basic give-and-take. In exchange for Iran agreeing to intrusive international inspections and ...and more »

Rouhani Backers Gain Iran Parliamentary Seats, but Not Majority - New York Times

Supporters of President Hassan Rouhani of Iran have won more seats in parliamentary runoff elections, the Iranian state news media reported Saturday, but they failed to win enough of the 68 contested seats to secure a majority, limiting their ability ...and more »