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Babylon & BeyondIt's tough to figure out where Iran's Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani stands on the country's current post-election domestic political troubles. On the one hand, he despises President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Rafsanjani's allies in parliament often...
Babylon & BeyondOn Tuesday, Babylon & Beyond wondered just where Iranian cleric Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani stood regarding the country's current political divide. On Wednesday, the Assembly of Experts, which he chairs, apparently delivered a statement that...
Babylon & BeyondOver the last few days, Babylon & Beyond has chronicled the political journey of Iran's Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a powerful cleric and erstwhile supporter of the nation's opposition movement who appeared to be shifting his political...
Babylon & BeyondIranian opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi accused the government of wasting public resources in a massive show of force against the opposition in his first public comments since planned protests failed to disrupt the Feb. 11 anniversary celebration of...
Babylon & BeyondMohammad Khatami, the soft-spoken former Iranian president who has come under criticism for not being brave enough in his rhetoric and actions, on Monday issued a polite but firmly worded rebuke of the current hard-line establishment. Khatami's...
Babylon & BeyondTwo important messages emerged Wednesday about the political standing of Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the Iranian power-broker whose support Iran's opposition movement had counted on to continue its struggle against the hard-line establishment....
Babylon & BeyondThere's a new move afoot to get Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani back to the pulpit during Tehran's Friday prayers. According to a report Wednesday in the reformist daily newspaper Bahar (in Persian), the dean of Tehran's elite Imam Sadegh......
IRAN: Opposition leader's wife Zahra Rahnavard implicitly calls for peaceful protests during fire festivalBabylon & BeyondThe wife of Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi called on country's green-themed protest movement to come out in full force during an upcoming annual fire festival but to refrain from using violence. "Chaharshanbeh Souri is a national and...
RAY TAKEYH is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of "Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic."IF YOU THINK IRANIAN PRESIDENT Mahmoud Ahmadinejad makes outlandish comments, consider what Mao Tse-tung said to a visiting head of state in 1954: "If someone else can drop an atomic bomb, then I can too. The death of 10 or 20 million people is nothing to...
Jens Robinson is editor of CartoonArts International, which represents many leading American and international political cartoonists. He is filling in for Joel Pett, who has the week off.Harassed at home and on the run abroad, political cartoonists can only dream of being essential players. But they can call the shots in a pen-and-ink world by using a visual tool, the morph. Peter Schrank sees Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTehran The night before lawyer Mohammed Dadkhah was to appear in court for his first human rights case, two masked men on motorcycles pulled up alongside him as he walked home. They hurled him into one of Tehran's ubiquitous street-side drainage canals....
Special to The TimesIran 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...
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