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Ayatollah Khamenei's Jet Checked, Iran Supreme Leader May Flee To Russia If Necessary (UPDATED)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei could flee to Russia should the situation in his country continue to spiral out of control, accordin...

Israel Should Hold Its Fire on Iran

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

Some Republicans hope that they can use the president's shortcomings as a vindication for their own policies and world view. To them, a unilateral Israeli strike against Iran's nuclear installations would do just that.

Student Stuns Iran By Criticizing Supreme Leader

AP | SCHEHEREZADE FARAMARZI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT — An unassuming college math student has become an unlikely hero to many in Iran for daring to criticize the country's most powerful man ...

Was the Iranian Nuclear Scientist Killed by His Own Government?

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

The people of Iran want their country to have a nuclear bomb, for defensive purposes. They want to live free of fear of weapons of mass destruction, s...

Iran's New Year

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

Iranians are suckers for symbolism, and while Ashura is the holiest of Shi'a holidays, the Persian New Year, Nowruz, is the most sacred of Iranian holidays.

'Tis the Season to be Green

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charlotte Safavi

Whether or not the green aspirations of regular Iranian citizens will be met, to me they have helped resurrect the identity of a nation, or at the very least, repaint it in a different hue.

U.S. Seeking Tougher Sanctions Against Iran

The New York Times | MARK LANDLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Obama administration is scrambling to assemble a package of harsher economic sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program that could include a ...

Ahmadinejad Kicks Diversion Efforts into High Gear

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

In the lead-up to his speech at the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is up to his old tricks. And sadly, the global community seems to be falling for them.

Green Wheels

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charlotte Safavi

No matter how many or how few people in Iran remain dissatisfied with the state of affairs, so long as they show their green and voice their heartfelt longing for reform, the movement is alive.

Iranian Regime Faces Worst Enemy Yet: Itself

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

Iranians could empathize with Palestinians Friday more than ever, but not in the way that Iran's self-proclaimed President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, wanted them to.

Khamenei Issues Warning To Iranian Opposition

nytimes.com | NAZILA FATHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TORONTO �" Iran's Supreme Religious Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned opposition leaders of a "harsh response" Friday if they continued challen...

Did President Obama's Outreach 'Embolden' Iran's Hardliners?

Matthew Duss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Duss

The steady takeover of key Iranian state institutions by the hardline faction that supports Ahmadinejad, and is favored by Khamenei, has been occurring for over a decade.

Iran's Universities Punish Students Who Disputed Vote

nytimes.com | ROBERT F. WORTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Iranian universities have begun disciplining and suspending students who took part in street protests after the dispute...

Ayatollah Khamenei: Dickipedia

Dickipedia/HuffPost Comedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hoseyni Khamene'i (born July 17, 1939) is an Iranian politician, brutal dictator in religious leader's clothing, and a dick...

Iran Abuse Confirmations Abound: Mohsen and Saeedeh's Stories

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

This week, two more official accounts come out of Iran, confirming the extent of violence that is taking place in the country's detention centers.

Freed Academic Haleh Esfandiari: 'Iranians Want Evolution, Not Revolution'

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

Every two or three years, there has been a wave of protests like this in Iran. But this time I think there has been a fundamental change.

Iran protests not 'foreign backed'

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Iran's supreme leader has said that he has no proof the leaders of the post-election violence in June were backed by foreign states. In a statement r...

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Iran Protests Not 'Foreign Backed'

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Iran's supreme leader has said that he has no proof the leaders of the post-election violence in June were backed by foreign states. In a statement r...

Iran: So Far Away, But Also Mine

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

My cousin in Iran called my uncle often in the early days of mass protests and police crackdowns. Those moments full of hushed tones and furrowed brows would snap us back to the reality of the situation.

Iranian Protest Figures Could Face Executions

washingtonpost.com | Thomas Erdbrink | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The attorney prosecuting leading opposition figures in Iran asked a court Tuesday to give them "the maximum punishment," offering the clearest indicat...

Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, Senior Iranian Cleric, Calls System A Dictatorship

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's most senior dissident cleric on Wednesday criticized the ruling system under Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as a di...

Growing Up in Iran and Watching the Election From the U.S.

Sara Dehghan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sara Dehghan

As an Iranian-American journalist, I think foreign media is being a little naive in covering the election's aftermath.

Khamenei Challenged By Iranian MPs

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A group of former Iranian MPs has appealed to a powerful clerical panel to investigate if Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is fit to rule....

The Unconstitutional Un-Islamic Republic of Iran

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

With increasing accounts of rape, torture, forced confessions and skewed judicial proceedings, the Iranian government is losing any credibility it had left, including any legitimate claim to Islam.

Iran's Revolution Leaders Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri And Hashemi Rafsanjani Struggle For Power In Tehran

Spiegel International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In the wake of a bogus election, the deadly harassment of protesters and squabbling among hardliners, everything seems to have changed in Tehran. Two ...