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Restricted and Rolling: Tehran's 27th Book Fair

Mehrnaz Samimi | Posted 07.15.2014 | World
Mehrnaz Samimi

Tehran's International Book Fair, a ten-day-long, twenty-seven year-old annual event, concluded on May 10th this year in a 120,000 square-meter venue...

A Revolutionary Sermon

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 11.06.2013 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

For a deeply faithful person, in any major religion, there can be no enemies. This is a radical way of life and it requires a language that can convey its power and relevance even to non-believers.

A Road Map of Iranian Election Politics: What Led to Rouhani's Victory?

Omid Memarian | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
Omid Memarian

The truth is that calling this election "free" disregards all the machinations and state meddling that preceded the vote itself. All eight candidates were approved by the Guardian Council on condition of their commitment to Iran's Supreme Leader.

Last Reform-Minded Candidate Drops Out Of Iranian Election

Reuters | Yeganeh Torbati | Posted 08.10.2013 | World

DUBAI, June 11 (Reuters) - Reformist former Vice-President Mohammad Reza Aref has withdrawn from Iran's June 14 presidential election, he said in a ...

Reading the Shah, and Ayatollahs in Tehran and What the U.S. Should Learn From the History

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omid Memarian

What has been the root of the U.S'. inability to develop a sustainable strategy on Iran for the last 30 years? Dr. Abbas Milani, author of The Shah, and the director of Iranian Studies at Stanford answers.

Iran Bars Media Coverage Of Opposition Leaders

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iranian media have been prohibited from mentioning opposition leaders, including former President Mohammad Khatami...

Reality Check: Who Are the Factual Journalists?

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

In "Who are the Terrorists," Kenneth Timmerman rehashes absurd tabloid allegations against the main Iranian opposition group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq.

Iran's Not-Yet-Revolution: Cause for Optimism

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mahmood Delkhasteh

The sudden willingness of the Iranian regime to compromise over the nuclear issue may be a sign of the regime's weakness, or an attempt to foster international peace in order to crackdown internally.

Iranian Protest Figures Could Face Executions

washingtonpost.com | Thomas Erdbrink | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The attorney prosecuting leading opposition figures in Iran asked a court Tuesday to give them "the maximum punishment," offering the clearest indicat...

Today is the Anniversary of the 1999 Iran Protest

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Without the July 1999 protests, there could never have been June 2009. What the students courageously started then has led to a massive movement encompassing all Iranians.

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...

Ahmadinejad Calls Nuclear Freeze "Disgraceful"

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's hard-line president criticized as "disgraceful" a 2003 deal his predecessor reached with Europe to freeze the country's nuclear...

Khatami To Pull Out Of Iran Race: BBC

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran's former president Mohammad Khatami is to withdraw his candidacy from the country's June presidential election, the BBC understands....

Iran Presidential Election: Key Issues Will Be Economy, Ties With West

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Dec 12 (IPS) - The main issue in Iran's June 2009 presidential election is certain to be the country's economic woes, but both candidates will...

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...

Iran Admitted Attacks On Western Troops In Iraq: UK Ambassador

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran offered to stop attacking British troops in Iraq to try to get the West to drop objections to Tehran's uranium enrichment project, a UK official ...

Mohammad Khatami Slams President Ahmadinejad

AP | TAREK EL-TABLAWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — The top reformist candidate in Iran's presidential race blamed incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for the country's isolation, while a leadin...

Mohammad Khatami, Former Iranian President, Will Run In June Vote

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Former Iranian President Mohammed Khatami declared Sunday he would run again for president, setting the stage for a major politic...

Iran's Hard-Liners Crack Down On Reformists

New York Times | NAZILA FATHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN -- As the race for Iran's presidential election heats up, hard-liners are cracking down on activists who have supported reformist candidates in...