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Iranian Election 2009

Iran Bans Women From Universities

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.21.2012 | World

Universities across Iran have announced that almost 80 subjects in both the liberal arts and sciences will be off limits to incoming female scholars. ...

World's Worst Books Job?

kansascity.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

According to government figures, there are about 7,000 publishing firms in Iran today. Even if only 1,000 of those publishers delivers five books a ye...

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.

Iranians and Jews Unite in Protest Yesterday Outside the U.N.

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

Dag Hammarskjold Plaza was awash in green yesterday, as protesters gathered outside the United Nations to protest Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's pledge to destroy Israel.

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.

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.

Western Hubris Won't Reform Iran

Kevin Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kevin Sullivan

A genuine reform movement in Iran will likely take years, if not decades, to foment and prosper. The courageous youth in green may yet win the day, whenever that day comes.

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.

Exhibit A: Word From Iran

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Melody Moezzi

Reporters keep complaining about the difficulty of getting information out of Iran, but communicating with Iran is far from a challenge. I frequently get through on the first try.

Iran's Underground Railroad

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

The Iranian Underground Railroad isn't meant to move people from one area of the country to another, it is an attempt to create shelter and make way for freedom.

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.

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.

Shirin Ebadi for President

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

It took Ayatullah Khomeini to lead us away from imperialist rule and toward bona fide independence, and it will take an equally charismatic and rousing figure to lead us toward secular democracy.

The New Iranian Political Party

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

As members of Iran's baby-boomer generation such as myself start entering our 30s, we are sending a message to our leaders: we've grown up, we're sick of your empty promises, and we've learned how to mobilize in true Iranian style.

Iran's Stolen Election Has Sparked an Uprising -- What Should the U.S. Do?

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

The Iranian people alone have the right and the capability to reform or bring down the country's increasingly illegitimate regime and establish a more just and democratic society.

Ahmadinejad Holds Victory Rally

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Supporters of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have gathered in Tehran to celebrate his re-election, after a vote his critics say was fixed....

Iran's Presidential Election: Voting Begins

AP | ANNA JOHNSON and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Hard-line incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was heading for a surprise landslide with nearly 80 percent of votes counted in Iran's st...

Ahmadinejad Tears Into Rivals On Eve Of Election (SLIDESHOW)

AP | ANNA JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's hard-line president took a final shot at his rivals Wednesday during his last public pre-election rally, accusing them of ...

Iran Election: 'Marriage Crisis' Threatens Ahmadinejad's Rule

Time.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

My friends Farhad and Mahnaz are the quintessential Iranian couple. They are both engineers with a shared passion for hiking and movies and have been ...