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Protesters cry: 'Death to Khamenei'

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Iranian security forces used water cannon, batons and tear gas in clashes with protesters in Tehran yesterday after crowds demanding fresh presidentia...

The Basij Will Face Retribution: Exiled by the regime, Ayatollah Mohsen Kadivar Gives His Own Sermon

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Parvez Sharma

Kadivar is one of Iran's most respected clerics. His words are powerful because he is able to counter the religious arguments of the Ayatollah with his own sound religious and theological logic.

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 cler...

Iran's "Twitter Revolution" -- myth or reality?

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

Gaurav Mishra The Iranian government has restricted all journalists working for foreign news organizations from reporting on the streets of Tehran, w...

Mousavi supporters hold mourning rally

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Tens of thousands of Mirhossein Mousavi's backers, wearing black and carrying candles, rallied in Tehran today to mourn those killed in mass protests ...

Jerome Taylor: Iran's revolutionary guard raid university in Isfahan as protests spread

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Further reports indicate that a number of students may have even been killed in that raid, as detailed in today's Independent by Robert Fisk who is on...

Iranians turn to Twitter as censors clamp down

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An opposition activist spreads word of an upcoming protest in the streets of Tehran. Another posts pictures of clashes between demonstrators and polic...

Shots fired as assive crowds defy Tehran rally ban

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Many tens of thousands of Iranians chanted support for Mirhossein Mousavi in Tehran today after a presidential election they say was stolen from him a...

Massive crowds defy Tehran rally ban

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Many tens of thousands of Iranians chanted support for Mirhossein Mousavi in Tehran today after a presidential election they say was stolen from him a...

Robert Fisk: Iran's day of destiny

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It was Iran's day of destiny and day of courage. A million of its people marched from Engelob Square to Azadi Square - from the Square of Revolution t...

A face in the crowd, a cry from the heart

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

I cannot put my feeling into words. I can only express my sorrow for my country. The result is unbelievable. It is a blatant lie. And now we have this...

Tehran clashes after Ahmadinejad wins vote

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Iranian riot police clashed with supporters of the main opposition candidate in disputed presidential elections as incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadin...

Tehran tense after disputed election results

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Anti-riot police guarded the offices overseeing Iran's disputed elections today with the count pointing to a landslide victory by President Mahmoud Ah...

Iran waits after massive election turnout

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Iranians packed polling stations from boutique-lined streets in north Tehran to rural conservative bastions today for a choice that has divided the na...

Can Iran, and Obama, Break the Cycle of Idiocy?

The New York Observer | The New York Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's often noted that the most hawkish elements in squabbling countries unwittingly enable and support each other. The stand-off between the United St...

Iranian Election: Massive Campaign Rallies Are Reminiscent Of The Revolution

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The street gatherings that are taking place in the last days and nights before the Iranian election are reminiscent of the sorts of rallies and demonstrations that were eventually called the Revolution.

Iran Election Campaign Takes On Raucous Tone As Voting Nears

nytimes.com | ROBERT F. WORTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN -- The leading candidates are accusing each other of corruption, bribery and torture. The wife of the strongest challenger to President Mahmoud...

Congress Decides Against Aiding Ahmadinejad's Campaign (Ahmadinejad's Little Helpers)

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Trita Parsi

If the House passes Iran Sanctions Enabling Act on Tuesday, Congress may give Ahmadinejad's campaign the crucial vitamin injection that the Iranian electorate thus far has denied him.

Iran hosts trilateral summit with Afghanistan, Pakistan

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

On Sunday in Tehran, Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari met ...

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.

Iran Missiles Not An Existential Threat: Study

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran is currently capable of carrying out a conventional missile attack on Israel - a substantial but not existential threat, say two Israeli analysts...

Dear Iran: Free Roxana Saberi -- Now

CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Roxana Saberi records video in Tehran, Iran, in this photo taken in September 2003. Arsalan Iftikhar | BIO Founder, TheMuslimGuy.com To the 65.8 mi...

Dear Iran: Free Roxana Saberi -- Now

CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Roxana Saberi records video in Tehran, Iran, in this photo taken in September 2003. Arsalan Iftikhar | BIO Founder, TheMuslimGuy.com To the 65.8 mi...

Dear Iran: Free Roxana Saberi -- Now

CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Roxana Saberi records video in Tehran, Iran, in this photo taken in September 2003. Arsalan Iftikhar | BIO Founder, TheMuslimGuy.com To the 65.8 mi...

Dear Iran: Free Roxana Saberi -- Now

CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Roxana Saberi records video in Tehran, Iran, in this photo taken in September 2003. Arsalan Iftikhar | BIO Founder, TheMuslimGuy.com To the 65.8 mi...