iOS app Android app

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iranian Women's Movement Strangled By Restrictions

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 08.11.2013 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

What has happened to the courageous Iranian women's movement of dissent that gave inspiration to the protests of the Arab Spring uprisings?

Iran, Nukes and Jesus

Shayne Lee | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Shayne Lee

More profound than the U.S. and Israel's lack of rational legality and absence of moral authority, is their failure to provide cogent evidence that a nuclear Iran poses an existential threat to Israel or any other nation.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Says Hugo Chavez Will Resurrect With Jesus

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.07.2013 | World

Hugo Chavez had a friend in Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who apparently held the Venezuelan leader in such high regard that he believes he w...

Ahmadinejad Sacks Only Female Minister

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2013 | World

DUBAI, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday dismissed his only female cabinet minister, Health Minister Marzieh Vahi...

Partaking of Polow and Pique

Remy M. Maisel | Posted 10.05.2012 | College
Remy M. Maisel

I expected -- what? Maybe for Ahmadinejad to say something shocking. Maybe to be deeply offended. Maybe to be very, very uncomfortable. Maybe to be lied to, very obviously, and very often.

Middle East Permeates UN General Assembly Despite 50 Sideshows

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 11.25.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The civil war in Syria and its 26,000 dead are dominating this week's U.N. General Assembly session but no solution is expected to emerge. The same goes for the Islamic uprisings against the United States and Iran's nuclear program.

Ahmadinejad Refuses To Acknowledge Holocaust

Posted 09.25.2012 | World

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad continues to infuriate the world by refusing to acknowledge that the Holocaust ever happened. During an inter...

Iranian President: 'Homosexuality Ceases Procreation'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

CNN's Piers Morgan engaged in a heated debate with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over homosexuality, in which the Iranian president slammed the lesbian, gay, bi...

Iran Bans Women From Universities

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.21.2012 | World

Universities across Iran have announced that almost 80 subjects in both the liberal arts and sciences will be off limits to incoming female scholars. ...

Heads of Civilized Nations Should Stop Meeting Ahmadinejad and Stop Attending Meetings in Tehran

Alan Elsner | Posted 09.10.2012 | World
Alan Elsner

It's time for the world to send a clear message to Iran that the regime's defiance of the international community and its rising tide of vile anti-Semitic propaganda are no longer acceptable and that the regime's representatives are no longer welcome at international meetings.

Iran's Parliamentary Vote: The Beginning of the End of Ahmadinejad

Angie Ahmadi | Posted 05.12.2012 | World
Angie Ahmadi

Last Friday, Iran held its first elections since the controversial 2009 presidential contest, which led to the near-elimination of pro-reform political forces in the Islamic Republic. For this reason, the parliamentary vote should be viewed as an unrepresentative sham -- nothing more than a selection process amongst the ruling conservative elite.

Michael Calderone

Iran Nuclear Coverage Echoes Iraq War Media Frenzy | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.21.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Military strikes expected! Weapons inspectors called in! A murky al Qaeda connection! And Cheney says time's up for Ira... Wait. Haven'...

The Odd Couple: Santorum and Ahmadinejad!

MP Nunan | Posted 04.15.2012 | Comedy
MP Nunan

Have you noticed the whackiness shared by both Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Republican Primary candidate Rick Santorum? Both favor theo...

Ahmadinejad Words Play to Muslim World

George T. Haley | Posted 02.12.2012 | World
George T. Haley

Recently, I played 20 questions with Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The Incredible Shrinking Ahmadinejad

Foreign Policy | Posted 07.25.2011 | World

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is now discovering what his predecessors in Islamic Iran's unique dual system of government all learned to their sorrow: You serve...

Ahmadinejad Allies Charged With Sorcery

The Guardian | Saeed Kamali Dehghan | Posted 07.05.2011 | World

Close allies of Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, have been accused of using supernatural powers to further his policies amid an increasingly bit...

WikiLeaks: Iranian Leader Was Slapped For Taking Liberal Stance

The Huffington Post | Cara Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

According to a recently released cable obtained by WikiLeaks, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was slapped in the face by Revolutionary Guard Chi...

Pope Answers Ahmadinejad's Provocative Letter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI replied in a diplomatic and general terms to a provocative letter f...

World's Worst Books Job? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

According to government figures, there are about 7,000 publishing firms in Iran today. Even if only 1,000 of those publishers delivers five books a ye...

POLITICAL ART: As Ahmadinejad Returns to the U.S., 125 Artists Rally for Iran

GOOD | By Zach Frechette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Over a year after protests erupted throughout Iran following its presidential election, the country is anything but quiet. This week, another wave of ...

Mahmoud's Media Minions

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

For some inexplicable reason, Mahmoud's latest charm offensive seems to be captivating some in the media who are caught up in his, umm, let's say, "witchcraft."

NPT: How to Count the Bombs Until There Are None (update)_

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Iran may have the last laugh since the month-long unwieldy conference on the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty can only adopt resolutions or outcome documents by consensus.

Iran Sanctions in a Muddle; Ahmadinejad Comes to UN (update)

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The timetable for adopting sanctions against Iran has been thrown into a muddle, running into a major nuclear non-proliferation conference -- and the probable arrival of Ahmadinejad in New York on Monday.

Iran Moves To Crush Opposition

Telegraph | Damien McElroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran has launched a final push to crush the opposition movement with a campaign of repression against the remaining organised groups active against th...

Kiana Firouz, Iran Lesbian, Seeks Outlet In Film

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran doesn't officially have gay citizens, but then nobody asked Kiana Firouz....