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Reyhaneh Jabbari, seen here during a 2008 court date in Tehran, was executed in Iran Saturday. She had said she acted to defend herself from a potential rapist. GOLARA SAJADIAN/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Companies from Jordan, Pakistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran were among the more than 100 Internet startups at this year's Startup Istanbul event on Sept. 30. It was Iranian entrepreneurs' first time competing on an international stage. Courtesy of Startup Istanbul hide caption

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Iranian Entrepreneurs Make Pitches That Are Just Practice, For Now

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Iranian women look at the palace of King Darius of Achaemenid Persepolis, near Shiraz in southern Iran. Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tourists Discover The Modern Attraction Of Ancient Iran

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In Mideast Chaos, Netanyahu Sees Opportunity

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"Today's anti-Westernism is a reaction to yesterday's racism," Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday. Jason DeCrow/AP hide caption

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Rouhani: Western Powers Have Helped Globalize Terrorism

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Members of the Mehdi Army militia, which once fought U.S. forces in Iraq, take part in training in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on June 17. The militia's fighters now find themselves allied with the U.S. against the self-declared Islamic State. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S., Iraqi Militias Join In Uneasy Alliance

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a recent news conference in Rome. Zarif told NPR that the U.S. has been hesitant and contradictory in its approach to dealing with the self-declared Islamic State. Fabio Campana/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Iran's Foreign Minister: U.S. 'Not Serious' About Defeating Islamic State

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An Iranian security guard at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in 2010. Iran and negotiators from six world powers are trying to work out a long-term deal on Iran's nuclear program. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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The Stickiest Issues In The Iranian Nuclear Talks

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks Tuesday during his final press conference after talks over Tehran's nuclear program in Vienna. A deal has not been struck in time for the deadline this Sunday, and negotiations will be extended into November. Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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