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Iran Reference: This page contains extensive links (Mostly in English) to background information about Iran for those who are interested to travel or do business in Iran.

The major news sources inside Iran are IRNA and Tehran Times. IRNA has been a very reliable source for official news about Iran. It sometimes just ignores major news developments. Tehran Times is a well-connected conservative publication and prints stories that other newspapers would not dare cover. It relies on IRNA for a bulk of its stories. It features daily political commentaries. They have been right on the money many times.

The other media sources in Iran rely on major newswires such as AFP for their top stories. Diasporic sites such as IranMania also rely on the newswires for most of their news. They aggregate the news from different sources and provide links to top stories.
Thus, the news at these sites are very similar since it's difficult to obtain original content from Iran. A number of sites post newspaper clippings in Persian or translate articles from Iranian papers. Most Iranian sites like this one have subscribed to an RSS newsfeed.

The Guardian Unlimited has published the most objective and revealing stories about Iran in recent years. It is my favorite source of original and unbiased articles about Iran and the Middle East.

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Cultural Heritage News Agency (CHN)-Covers culture and cultural heritage news.
Echo of Iran-Oldest English news bulletin in Iran.
Iran Herald-Iran based news site.
Iran Times (Opposition)-Online edition of weekly newspaper published in the US.
Iran Review-Independent Political, Economic and Cultural Bulletin.
IRIB News-Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting.
IRNA-The official news agency of Iran.
Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) Reports-Posts political, economic and social reports mainly from Tehran Times.
ISNA (English/Persian)-Iranian Students News Agency
Mehr News (Iran)-Provides domestic and international news.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Provides daily updates on current foreign policy issues.
Pars Today-Iran-based news outlet from the IRIB World Service. Provides multilingual coverage of breaking news on Iran and the Middle East.
Payvand News of Iran (Opposition/Reformist)-Links to top stories from different sources. Includes reader-contributed articles.
Press TV-Iran-based news network. Provides a complete account of political, social, and economic developments of Iran.
Tehran Bureau (Opposition/Reformist)-An independent and award-winning online news magazine featuring original reports on Iran and the Iranian diaspora.
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Daily Papers
Ettela'at-International edition of Iran daily paper published in New York.
Ettela'at International (English)
Financial Tribune-English daily focusing on economic news.
Iran Daily-English daily newspaper Published by IRNA
Iran News Daily -English daily newspaper published in Tehran.
Kayhan International-English edition of popular Tehran daily.
Mellat Electronic Newspaper (English/Persian)-Provides comprehensive news and information on the activities of the legislature. Includes current affairs and economic news.
Tehran Times-Online edition of Tehran's daily newspaper. Features the latest news about Iran, Middle East and the World.

World Media Coverage
ABC News-Features news, broadcast video coverage and exclusive photos.
AP-Breaking news from Associated Press.
BBC Middle East-Comprehensive coverage of Middle East news from the British Broadcasting Corporation. News sources include AP, AFP, BBC News, BBC World Service and Reuters. Beware of the 'pro-Arab bias'.
Channel 4 (UK)-Features analysis and video reports.
CS Monitor-Features in-depth reports and analysis.
CNBC: Iran-News and video reports.
CNN Middle East-Comprehensive coverage and audio/video stories.
Daily Mail: Iran-Fearures Iran related articles.
Deutsche Welle-Features recent articles on Iran.
Economist Articles: Iran-Features an execllent selection of political and economic articles about Iran.
Financial Times: Iran In depth-Subscription required.
Financial Times: Middle East & Africa-Posts breaking news and political analysis.
France24-Features AFP news and video reports.
-Features analysis and commentaries.
The Guardian Special Report: Iran-Posts a diverse selection of recent articles, comment and analysis, audio stories and much more.
The Guaridan: Iran Blog-Fearures Iran related articles from guest columnists. This blog is dominated by the powerful Islamist and reformist groups.
The Independent (Middle East)-Features the latest headlines and articles by Robert Fisk.
IRIN is Part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
LA Times: Iran-Features latest news and a collection of articles on Iran.
Le Monde Diplomatique: Iran-A subscription may be required to view some of the articles.
Lobelog- A foreign policy blog launched by Jim Lobe. Features reports and analyses from Washington to Tehran.
Middle East Strategy at Harvard: Iran-Political Analysis and Opinion.
The Middle East Media Research Institute-Features recent political articles on Iran.
MSNBC Middle East-Provides up-to-date coverage of Middle East news.
NBC Today Show-Features video reports from Iran.
News Feed-Aggregates the news from various online sources.
Politico-Provides feature stories about Iran.
USINFO: MENA-Reports about the US policies in the Middle East and North Africa.
NewsNow-Provides news links to Iran related stories from Tehran Times and online sources.
NPR: The Middle East Conflict-Features Audio and transcripts of NPR's coverage of the Mideast.
NY Times (Middle East)-Comprehensive coverage of Middle East issues. (Registration Required)
NY Times: Iran News-Posts recent articles and book reviews.
Online NewsHour: Middle East-Comprehensive coverage coverage of the Middle East. Watch and listen to recorded programs on this site.
Online NewsHour: Iran-Features recent political articles and analysis. Includes information on government structure, leadership and the modern history of Iran.
RFERL Iran Report-A review of major news developments by Radio Free Europe's news team.
Reuters: Iran-Provides excellent coverage of breaking news/
Russia Today: Iran-Extensive coverage of Iran related news. Incudes feature video reports. Directory | Iran -Provides a complete listing of Salon articles on Iran.
The Scotsman-Features political articles and opinion.
Spiegel: Iran-Features articles and analysis.
Sputnik News: Middle East-Headline news from Russian News Agency.
Storify: Iran-Social and cultral news from UK based smallmedia
Stratfor (Strategic Forecasting)-Features news, information, strategic analyses and country reports. This site is mainly targeted at multinational corporations. Access to the full reports is by subscription.
TASS-Iran news and analysis from Russian News Agency
Telegraph-Features headline news and opinion.
Time Magazine-A rich selection of political and cultural articles as well as exclusive in-depth interviews.
US News-Features editorials and analysis.
Washington Post (Iran)-Features AP headlines and Washington Post articles.
Washington Times (Iran)-Features political articles and opinion.
Yahoo news-A diverse selection of news headlines, magazine articles and audio/video stories.

Search Results
ABC News
Bing News
CNN Search
Financial Times
Google News
Le Monde Diplomatique English
NY Times

Radio & TV Broadcasts
IRIB World Service Index
IRIB English (World Service)

Sports Media in Iran
Mehr News Sports-From Iran's leading News Agency.
Press TV Sports-Comprehensive coverage of Iranian sports with exclusive images and interviews from Iran.

Iranian Sports Sites
Iran Sports Press-This site covers the Iranian national sports.
Persian Football-Daily news about Iranian national football team and Iranian professional league.
Team Melli-This page focuses on the Iranian national football team and has gathered the most comprehensive information on the national football team.

Business & Financial News
Iran Business & Economy-Comprehensive listing of resources, news, industries, business directories and associations.
Bourse & Bazaar-News about commercial opportunities in Iran
Financial Times: Middle East & Africa
Financial Tribune-English Daily focusing on economic news.
IRNA Economy (English)-The official news agency of Iran is a very reliable source of information about official economic news in Iran.
Mehr News: Economy-Coverage of financial, business and economic news. Includes oil and gas updates.
Press TV
Daily Market Summary (Tehran Stock Exchange)
MEED: Iran News-The Middle East Business weekly covers the economic news for all of the MENA countries. Access to the full articles is by subscription.

Oil and Gas News
Press TV-Latest news on Iran's Energy Sector.
Financial Tribune: Energy-Full coverage of Oil & Gas News
SHANA-Petroenergy Information Network.
Alexander's Gas and Oil Middle East News-Articles are updated twice a month.
CNN Commodities (Oil Prices)
Iran Oil and Gas (Subscription)-Latest news about the Iranian oil and gas industry.
Oil & Gas Journal-Provides up to date news of the Oil & Gas industry.
The Energy Intelligence Group-Features news, data, and analysis on the energy industry.
Oil Review Middle East-Published five times a year covers the GCC states and Iran to North Africa and the Caspian. (PDF)
Schlumberger-Provides oilfield services and IT consulting.
World Oil Magazine-Covers oil and gas exploration, drilling and production news.
WRTG Economics (Oil News)-provides data, analysis, planning and forecast services primarily for the energy and petrochemical industries.
Yahoo: Iran Oil News

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