Stories about Iran from March, 2016
The Baha’i community is one of the most persecuted religious minorities in Iran. Their faith is not recognized by the Islamic Republic’s constitution, and the community's members face severe discrimination.
Eleven great images of Persian New Year displays (Haft-Seens), North American leaders rolling their Rs, and a video greeting from a master musician.
The primary question, to vote or not to vote, sparked a lot of debate in the February 2016 Iranian elections for parliament and Assembly of Experts.
Chaharshanbe Suri or Red Wednesday is an evening of bonfire jumping and fireworks in Iran which marks the beginning of new year celebrations.