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Iran Crackdown

Iran Sets The Date

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2012 | World

DUBAI, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Iran will hold presidential elections on June 14 next year, the Interior Ministry said on Friday, the first such vote sinc...

Iran Mounts Harsh New Web Crackdown

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 01.06.2012 | World

Iran is mounting new clampdowns on Internet expression, including rules that will impose layers of surveillance in the country's popular Internet cafe...

Iran Uses Tear Gas To Disperse Protesters: Reports

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Police used tear gas and batons Tuesday to disperse resurgent anti-government protesters demanding the release of opposition lead...

Middle East in 2011: Social Media to Take on Governments

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

By publishing online -- and dissenting in 140 characters or less -- journalists in the Middle East and North Africa are challenging dominant state institutions.

Iran University Professors Denounce Crackdown

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Nearly 90 professors at Tehran University have told Iran's supreme leader that ongoing violence against protesters shows the weak...

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...

Mousavi Barred From Neda Graveside Memorial By Iranian Police

AP/Huffington Post | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian police fired tear gas and beat anti-government protesters with batons to disperse thousands at a graveside memorial ...

Iason Athanasiadis: Iran Releases British-Greek Reporter Held For Weeks

AP | NASSER KARIMI and JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Sunday it has released a British-Greek journalist detained for two weeks during its postelection crackdown as oppositio...

Iran Frees More British Staff

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Three more Iranian British embassy staff have been released by the authorities in Tehran, Iran's state-run Press TV reports....

Iran Crackdown Impacts US Iraq Plans

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The United States has no imminent plans to resume talks with Iran about Iraq, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq said Monday, taking a hard l...

Iran Crackdown Impacts US Iraq Plans

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The United States has no imminent plans to resume talks with Iran about Iraq, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq said Monday, taking a hard l...

Arab Pro-Democracy Movements Should Support Iran's New Revolutionaries

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

While Iranians may look to the West for help, it is their immediate neighbors which should support their struggle.