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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Khomeini Family vs. Khamenei

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

The question is: how much power does the Khomeini family have and can they pose a real challenge to the Supreme Leader and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

Iran's Great Green Divide

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charlotte Safavi

After fishing in a rushing stream of Tweets, I watched YouTube clips showing a police station burning, a group of Basij militia cornered but not hurt, a police van overturned. Chants included, "Khamenei is a murderer. His reign is over."

Iran Rulers More Brutal Than Shah, Opposition Says

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's embattled opposition leaders accused the government of becoming more brutal than the shah's regime in Web statements Satur...

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Obama May Be Smiling, But Holding A "Dagger" Behind His Back

washingtonpost.com | Thomas Erdbrink and William Branigin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN -- Iran's supreme leader, spurning what he described as several personal overtures from President Obama, warned Tuesday that negotiating with t...

The Turning Point in Iran

Rasool Nafisi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rasool Nafisi

Considering the long held belief of Ayatollah Khamenei that the Shah's regime fell because it succumbed to the opposition, this Iranian regime will not seek compromise until it is too late; it may be too late already.

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.

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 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...

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...

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.

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 ...

Obama's Cairo Address: Two Months On

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

It's been two months since Obama delivered his address to the Muslim world in Cairo, promising a new era of respect and engagement. How's his opening to the Muslim world going so far?