Iran

Tony Mendez, 78, Dies; C.I.A. Officer Celebrated in the Film ‘Argo’

Mr. Mendez orchestrated one of the most audacious covert operations in the agency’s history: the rescue of six American diplomats from Iran in 1980.

Nonfiction: Jason Rezaian Recounts His 544 Days of Captivity in Iran

In “Prisoner,” the former Tehran bureau chief for The Washington Post shows that the most innocent activities in Iran could get you accused of spying.

The Carpetbagger: Star of Iranian Film Says She Will Boycott Oscars Over Trump’s Visa Ban

Taraneh Alidoosti of “The Salesman,” which is up for best foreign-language film, says, ‘It hurts me deeply to see ordinary people of my country being rejected.”