| Jul 29, 2013
Iran will inaugurate its seventh president on Aug. 4. Hassan Rouhani assumes power at a time when the Islamic Republic is confronting international isolation and simmering domestic discontent. He has already changed the tone of the regime, promising...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 9:09 AM
BEIRUT -- Iran's expatriate filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf is facing withering condemnation in his homeland for attending a film festival in Israel, the Islamic Republi's archfoe.
The acclaimed director, considered a pioneer of moviemaking in Iran,...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:55 PM
TEHRAN — Iran on Monday denounced the military coup that toppled Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, signaling a shift after days of guarded and cryptic commentary on the crisis.
“The interference of military forces in the political scene is...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 11:47 AM
TEHRAN — Iran's newly elected reformist-backed president said Sunday that the country's dire economic problems cannot be solved “overnight,” as he took his first steps in consulting with members of the clerically dominated...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
With the election of congenial pragmatist Hassan Rowhani as the next president, Iran has caught the world off-guard.
Emigres, opposition figures and diplomats had written off Friday’s vote as a preordained elevation of another anti-Western hard-...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:58 AM
TEHRAN -- Leading reformist candidate Mohammad Reza Aref announced Tuesday that he was dropping out of the race to be Iran's next president, leaving centrist Hassan Rowhani as the sole moderate-leaning candidate in Friday’s election.
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:38 AM
TEHRAN — Six presidential hopefuls wrapped up their campaigns Thursday as millions of Iranians prepared to choose a successor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Polls indicate no candidate may garner a majority in Friday's voting, forcing a...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:37 AM
TEHRAN -- Officials reported high turnout Friday as Iranians went to the polls in the first presidential election since disputed balloting four years ago resulted in street protests and massive unrest.
Among the early voters was the country’s...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:03 PM
TEHRAN -- Electoral authorities began counting ballots late Friday after tens of millions of Iranians turned out to vote for a successor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Officials estimated that the turnout may have reached 70% among more than 50...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 9:35 AM
TEHRAN — Iran's interior minister announced Saturday that moderate candidate Hassan Rowhani had won outright election as the nation's next president.
Mostafa Mohammad Najjar told a news conference in Tehran that Rowhani obtained more than 50% of...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 11:31 AM
TEHRAN — Hassan Rowhani, who a week ago was viewed as a long-shot candidate, was declared Iran’s next president on Saturday after capturing more than half of the votes cast Friday in national elections.
Rowhani, a 64-year-old cleric with a...