An abandoned ship rusts in the mud on the south shore of Lake Urmia, where only 5 percent of the water remains, Iranian environmental officials say. Morteza Nikoubazl for The New York Times
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Sanaz Nezami is seen in a photo provided by her sister, Sara Nezami.
By Ed White, The Associated Press
A nurse in a Michigan hospital kissed the patient’s forehead. More than 6,000 miles away, Sanaz Nezami’s family in Iran watched the simple act over a laptop computer and wept.
Nezami, a vibrant 27-year-old woman who could speak three languages, wanted to pursue an advanced degree in engineering at Michigan Technological University. Instead, she was brain dead just a few weeks after unpacking her bags, a victim of a fatal beating by her new husband, according to police.
Al Jazeera America
December 19, 2013 3:30PM ET
Culture minister says 70% of Tehran residents watch banned TV and millions use forbidden social media
In what is widely seen as a high-level official’s latest criticism of Iran’s unpopular – and largely ignored – bans on information technology, Iranian Culture Minister Ali Jannati told the state news agency this week that
Cash-strapped Iranian students in U.S. hope nuclear deal will ease tuition woes
BY JONATHAN KAMINSKY
Sun Dec 8, 2013 8:08am EST
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The New York Times
Nov. 23, 2013
GENEVA — The United States and five other world powers announced a landmark accord Sunday morning that would temporarily freeze Iran’s nuclear program and lay the foundation for a more sweeping agreement.
It was the first time in nearly a decade, American officials said, that an international agreement had been reached to halt much of Iran’s nuclear program and roll some elements of it back.
The aim of the accord, which is to last six months, is to give international negotiators time to pursue a more comprehensive pact that