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Iran Seeks To Quiet Critical Former President Hashemi Rafsanjani

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — When Iran holds state-run ceremonies this week for an important Islamic feast day, there will be one very noticeable c...

The Unconstitutional Un-Islamic Republic of Iran

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

With increasing accounts of rape, torture, forced confessions and skewed judicial proceedings, the Iranian government is losing any credibility it had left, including any legitimate claim to Islam.

Iran's Red Tulip Revolution

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

With each death at the hands of the regime, a martyr is born, and with each martyr, the seed of revolution is planted.

The Basij Are Cordially Invited to Join the Opposition

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

Thanks to their new duties, which include increasingly violent and inhumane acts, reports of Basiji taking protesters up on their invitations to join the opposition movement are growing.

Hey DJ Rafsanjani, Play Us Some Ayatollah Khomeini

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

At the heart of Iran's Islamic Revolution was a stencil duplicator and a tape recorder. These were the Ayatollah Khomeini's Facebook and Twitter.

From Tehrangeles to Tehran: Noise and Static

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Parvez Sharma

The cacophony of voices here in the United States rises and the confusion continues. I will (and urge you to) stay away from all of these pundits, as much as possible and keep on trying to get more voices from in there.

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.

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...

Former Iranian President Visits Iraq, Holds Talks With Leaders

AP | HAMID AHMED | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — One of Iran's most powerful political and religious figures _ former President Hashemi Rafsanjani _ promised Monday to assist in Iraq'...

Hamas Has Secret Anti-Israel Weapon, Says Iranian Cleric

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hamas possesses a "new weapon" to face Israeli armor in case Israel decides upon a ground invasion into the Gaza Strip, a senior Iranian official and ...