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Iran Presidential Debate Sparks Controversy (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran's televised presidential debate Wednesday between incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and leading contender Mir Hussein Mousavi sparked a controversy w...

Iran Election: What Is At Stake

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The question weighing on many foreign policymakers' minds for Iran's June 12 presidential election, in which incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will try to...

Mousavi Vows To Back Women's Rights If Elected In Iran

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi has vowed to review laws that discriminate against women in Iran if he wins an upcoming election....

Iran's 20 Most Powerful People: Newsweek

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Power and public discourse in the Islamic Republic are dominated by fewer than two dozen heavyweights, ranging from ayatollahs to entertainers (and on...

Iran's First Female President: Not Gonna Happen

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

In a society where about 70% of the university population is female, the election vetting process is a sad comment on the true condition of Iran's girls and women: second-class citizens.

Anti-Ahmadinejad Campaign Mantra: "Death To Potatoes"

The Guardian | Robert Tait | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"Death to potatoes" ("marg bar sibzamini" in Farsi) has been adopted as a mantra by anti-Ahmadinejad campaigners in Iran's forthcoming presidential ­...

Koresh Mouzuni: 12-Year-Old Boy Enters Iranian Presidential Race

Y Net News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Registration for Iranian presidency race completed. Koresh Mouzuni, 12, dreams of leasing Hawaii to Jews 'so that they don't kill the children in Gaza...

Mohsen Rezai: Ex-Revolutionary Guard Chief Enters Iranian Presidential Race

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A former head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Mohsen Rezai, has registered as a candidate for the presidential election next month....

Decision 2009 -- Iran's June 12 Elections

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

As President Obama calibrates his engagement policy with Iran and plans his next steps with the vexing Islamic Republic, that nation will go to the polls on June 12 to elect a president.

1000 Iranian Bloggers Back Reformist Mousavi For President

Global Voices | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Supporters of two leading reformist presidential candidates, former prime minister Mir Hussein Mousavi and former parliament speaker, Mehdi Karroubi a...

Iran Election: Candidate Mousavi Using Wife To Attract Women's Vote

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Mir Hossein Mousavi, the centrist candidate in Iran's June presidential elections, may be an old hand in politics but he certainly has a modern style ...

Iranian Reformist Mousavi Would Talk To America If Elected, But Won't Bend On Nuclear Program

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — The leading reformist candidate in upcoming Iranian presidential elections said Monday that if elected, he would negotiate with t...

Iran Election: Ahmadinejad Set To Win Despite Tumultuous Times

EurasiaNet | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By any measure, March has been a horrendous month for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, one that has seen him suffer a humiliating political defe...

Khatami Pulls Out Of Iranian Presidential Race

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's most prominent reformist, former President Mohammed Khatami, pulled out of the race against the country's hard-line presid...

Iranian Human Rights Should Be Issue No. 1 For Obama: Commentary

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

We are democracy activists who are passionate about our home country, Iran. One of us, Mariam, immigrated to the United States at age 7, during the 19...

Mir Hossein Mousavi Enters Iranian Presidential Race

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — An influential former Iranian prime minister said Tuesday that he will run in the upcoming presidential election, posing what cou...