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  • IRAN: Khatami, Karroubi and even Rafsanjani speak out

     
    After lying low amid a torrent of official threats and even gunfire following the eruption of political unrest last month, Iran's leading moderate politician-clerics spoke out today, heatedly. Both former President Mohammad Khatami (pictured, above right)...
  • IRAN: Rafsanjani reminds Khamenei of his duty to save the Islamic Republic

     
    Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has repeatedly warned the nation's political class to rally behind him, calling the country's domestic troubles a test of their fealty to the Islamic Republic. But in comments reported today, the relatively...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: Patti helps an entrepenuer on 'The Millionaire Matchmaker'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan 24 - 30, in PDF format This week's TV Movies MAKE ME A MATCH: Patti Stanger helps a man who embodies "the feminization of the American male," on "The......
  • IRAN: Revolutionary Guard sternly warns protesters before Quds Day

     
    Commanders of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard warned of a "crushing confrontation" between hard-liners and peaceful protesters and have called on pro-government demonstrators "to take action" against opposition supporters who take part in Quds Day...
  • Iran sees diplomatic boon in report

    The government of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sought Tuesday to gain a diplomatic edge abroad and a political windfall at home following the release of a U.S. intelligence estimate concluding that Tehran had halted a secret nuclear weapons...
  • Iran's inner and outer circles of influence and power

    Iran's inner and outer circles of influence and power
    Iran's supreme leader spoke not with the thunder of a man regarded in his country as God's representative on Earth, but with the exasperated tone of a corporate manager chastising his employees. Ali Khamenei had ordered his deputies to start...
  • Budgetary spat in Iran

    Budgetary spat in Iran
    Iran watchers sought to make sense Monday of a spat between the conservative speaker of parliament and the country's hard-line president over a budgetary issue that found supreme leader Ali Khamenei issuing a rare but opaque opinion. The incident was the...
  • Sham in Iran

    Sham in Iran
    Today's topic: Was the Iran presidential election truly fraudulent, or is there any way incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could have won by a 2-1 margin? Why would the supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, show his hand like this? Point: Matthew Duss I think...
  • If Obama gambit works, Tehran's hard-liners would suffer, Iranian says

    If Obama gambit works, Tehran's hard-liners would suffer, Iranian says
    The U.S. government is pursuing a high-stakes gambit to improve relations with Iran, with President Obama delivering a conciliatory speech last month and later dispatching deputies to two international conferences in an attempt to find common ground...
  • From the archives: Ayatollah Khomeini Dies at 86

    The Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the political priest who overthrew the world's most powerful reigning monarch but never achieved his dream of either national unity or a worldwide Islamic revival, has died at the age of 86, Tehran Radio announced today....
  • From the archives: Bush Can No Longer Avoid Terrorism Issue

    WASHINGTON -- For six months since taking the oath of office, George Bush had carefully maneuvered to distance himself from the issue of terrorism, but on Monday he was plunged into the worst foreign policy crisis of his presidency by the same...