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Iran Sentences 3 To Death In Postelection Mass Opposition Trial

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Three defendants in Iran's mass trial of opposition figures accused of fueling the country's postelection unrest have been senten...

Iranian Police, Basij Clash With Pro-Reform Protesters At Tehran University

AP | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) TEHRAN, Iran - Security forces and militiamen clashed with thousands of protesters shouting "death to the dictator" outside Tehran University on ...

Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei Loves Caviar And Vulgar Jokes, Defector Claims

Telegraph | Damien McElroy and Ahmad Vahdat | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A catalogue of the private opulence and eccentric tastes of 70-year-old Ayatollah Khamenei and his family has been compiled by Iran's opposition Green...

Leave Punishing Iran to Iranians

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

It's clear that Iran's strongest adversary today remains within its own borders. The current Iranian regime has far more to fear from its own people than it does from any foreign powers.

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.

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 | 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...

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...

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....

Ahmadinejad Endorsed By Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

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

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's supreme leader bestowed his formal endorsement on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's second term as president on Monday but withheld a ...

Goodbye/Hello 11 "Iran's Clerics Give Green Ray Of Light And Hope To Opposition"

Patt Cottingham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patt Cottingham

There is clear evidence that within the Islamic republic there is a growing movement away from the denial of a people's rights toward transparency and truth.

Khamenei: West's Meddling In Iran's Affairs Will Damage Relations

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi made his first public appearance in a week Monday, vowing to continue his campaign ...

Ayatollah Khamenei: Iran Won't Give In To Pressure

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EDITOR'S NOTE: Iranian authorities have barred journalists for international news organizations from reporting on the streets and ordered them to stay...

Iran's Second Islamic Revolution?

Matthew Duss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Duss

It is significant that the Iranian clerical-dictatorial regime is being challenged from within Islam, and that a very credible scholarly-religious critique seems to have found a vehicle in Moussavi.

Khamenei Ridicules Obama For Pre-Election Letter

The Washington Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Prior to this month's disputed presidential election in Iran, the Obama administration sent a letter to the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Kh...

Khamenei Crosses the Rubicon, Becomes the 'Great Satan'

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul Abrams

In order to understand the significance of Khamanei's decision, it helps to recall what the United States did in 1953 to earn the moniker of the "Great Satan".

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.

Ayatollah Khamenei Warns Iranians Of Protest Crackdown

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

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's supreme leader sought Friday to end the deepening crisis over disputed elections with one decisive speech _ declaring the ...

A Way Out Of The Iranian Stalemate

J. Bradley Jansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
J. Bradley Jansen

By declaring a new run-off between Ahmadinejad and Mousavi, Khamenei could uphold the law and will of the council while simultaneously assuaging the protesters.

Khamenei's Speech: Learning From the Shah?

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

As far as the Supreme Leader of Iran is concerned, the demonstrators have shown their opposition, and now, it's enough.

Revolution? No. Regime Change? Maybe

Olivia Sterns | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Olivia Sterns

It's difficult to draw any conclusions from the rapidly unfolding election crisis in Tehran. Not even the regime has any idea what is going to happen, but perhaps that's the most important point.

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.

Inside Tehran: Practicing Democracy, Iran Style

Telmah Parsa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Telmah Parsa

On the eve of Iran's presidential election, the Islamic state shut off the text messaging services of all cell phones. Iran has a far way to go before becoming a true democracy.

Khamenei Scolds Ahmadinejad Over Dismissed Official

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's supreme leader publicly rebuked the president over his removal of a top official, a rare show of discontent with the hard-...