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Get to the Doctor, Dr. Ahmadinejad!

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

I'm the last person to take any mental health issues lightly, but when it comes to racking up crazy points, Dr. Ahmadinejad wins the prize.

Stoning Soraya, Murdering Neda, and the Hope of Muslim Women

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

No wonder, given stories like Soraya's and Neda's, that people worldwide assume Islam is oppressive of women.

Iran: I Was the Guest of the Reformers

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amitai Etzioni

We will find out soon enough whether domestic changes in Iran will significantly change its foreign policy. Do not bet on it.

What Should President Obama do? Letter Responses From Iran

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sedaei

The best way for us to know what kind of stance Iranians want President Obama to take is to ask them directly.

The Many Crises of Iranian Youth

Navtej Dhillon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Navtej Dhillon

The dissension in Iran's polity emanates from a growing gap between the promises and the dim reality facing its young citizens. The current political turmoil marks the breakdown of an intergenerational bargain.

Twitter Creator On Iran: 'I Never Intended For Twitter To Be Useful'

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAN FRANCISCO—Creator Jack Dorsey was shocked and saddened this week after learning that his social networking device, Twitter, was being......

Iran Is the World's First Pink Revolution

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Francis

Iranian women are standing shoulder to shoulder in a way never before seen in a society that mistreats them so severely.

Neda, a Shahida (Martyr) for Freedom

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

Neda, I met you on video like the millions of people around the world this past weekend. In your silence, you have spoken to me louder than any voice ever has screaming for liberty and justice.

Iran and America: The Spirit of 1908

John Ghazvinian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Ghazvinian

Is 101 years a bit far to go back to help us understand what's happening today? Not in Iran.

Iran's authorities refuse new vote as Obama talks tougher

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Iran’s highest election authority said on Tuesday that there was no major fraud in the presidential vote and the results will stand, but U.S. Pr...

Got Green?

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charlotte Safavi

A plea for democracy in real time spreading throughout the Web is potent and addictive. Color for a cause is also powerful.

Full Show: June 23, 2009

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

(View full post to see video) Watch the show from Tuesday, June 23: Iran says no to an election re-do, British troops in Afghanistan, unexploded bombs...

Tara Benyamin: Should we face the guns or let our protests die?

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Today, an unnatural calm pervades the capital. The usually bustling metropolis where a fifth of Iran's population resides is traffic-free, quiet. The ...

Daily Show, Pundits Shouldn't Dismiss Twitter's Vital Role in Iran Coverage

Michael C. Moynihan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael C. Moynihan

For every Internet epiphenomenon promoted by the blond automatons of cable news there exists an army of pundits offering a cynical, countervailing view.

Behind the scenes, top clerics struggle for power in Iran

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On the surface, the turmoil in Iran has been rooted in anger over the disputed election — but a deeper religious struggle is also taking place w...

Neda - the tragic face of Iran's uprising

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Joan of Arc she was not, nor the Unknown Protester who stopped the tanks in Tiananmen Square, because that young man, 20 years ago, chose his fate an...

Iranian police use gunfire, tear gas to break up protests

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After a violent and deadly weekend, Iran’s most powerful security force issued its strongest warning against further protest. The Revolution Gua...

Fears of 'brutal outcome' in Iran conflict rise

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A top US senator said today Iran's supreme leader has pushed the conflict there toward a "very brutal outcome", as it was confirmed that at...

Witnesses report fierce clashes on Tehran streets

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Witnesses said police beat protesters and fired tear gas and water cannons at thousands who rallied in Tehran Saturday in open defiance of Iran's cle...

Obama urges Iran to halt 'unjust' crackdown

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Barack Obama challenged Iran's government to halt a "violent and unjust" crackdown on dissenters, using his bluntest language yet...

Khamenei's Obsession with the Mahdi

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

As an Iranian Twelver, I have no doubt that if the Mahdi is among us, he would agree that the so-called Islamic republic has indeed constituted a great disservice to Islam.

Obama Must Speak Up Quickly or Iran Can Become His Rwanda

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sedaei

What ignited the protests may have been Ahmadinejad's hijacking of the election, but what has been fueling the protests and disobedience by millions of Iranians goes much deeper than this election.

Iran dust-up

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Obama’s response to the turmoil in Iran has thus far been measured. I'm annoyed to feel compelled to write about this, but th...

Israel eyes response of Iran's supreme leader

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In a speech on Friday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned that Iranian opposition leaders — including candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi — will be h...

Full Show: June 19, 2009

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

(View full post to see video) Watch the show from Friday, June 19: Iran’s supreme leader denies election fraud, refugees in the Philippines and ...