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TEHRAN — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday denounced as unjust the supervisory electoral body's disqualification of his top aide from next month's presidential poll and said he plans to appeal to the nation's supreme leader,...
In "The Walking," a simple and pure young man circles half the world, on foot, by ship and plane, to a place he's longed to see. As a boy growing up in Iranian Kurdistan, Saladin lost himself in the dreamy vision of California he's seen in the movies....
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World NowThe reward for killing Salman Rushdie has been upped to $3.3 million by a semiofficial Iranian religious foundation, Iranian media reported this weekend. The increased bounty appeared to be linked to the infuriated protests coursing through the Muslim...
In the 1990s, he was the world-famous novelist few people officially laid eyes on. Of Salman Rushdie's dozen-plus novels, it was "The Satanic Verses" (1988) that raised a hue and cry and sent him undercover: Its supposedly sacrilegious portrayal of the...
World NowHow much does the Iranian public really support Iran’s contested nuclear program? One prominent and outspoken revolutionary cleric, Abdullah Nouri, has suggested that the question be put to the Iranian people in a national referendum, according to...
Babylon & BeyondAn influential Iranian ayatollah is telling his students to spend more time praying and less time clicking through cyberspace. Ayatollah Mesbah-Yazdi, a conservative Islamic cleric and chairman of the Imam Khomeini Research and Education Institute in Qom,...
As the self-described "black hat" of television's premier newsmagazine "60 Minutes," Mike Wallace crafted a persona of a probing reporter known for his often caustic questioning of sometimes reluctant guests on the program. Beginning in 1968, as one of...
World NowNATO says a drone that Iranian officials claimed to have shot down may be an unarmed U.S. reconnaissance aircraft that went missing over western Afghanistan late last week. Iranian media reported Sunday that the country's armed forces had shot down a U.S....
World NowSecurity concerns most recently have Indian officials warning that author Salman Rushdie shouldn’t appear at a literary festival that begins Friday in the city of Jaipur. Many artists and writers have raised concerns and encountered government...
World NowControversial author Salman Rushdie has been the talk of India's Jaipur Literature Festival, despite the fact that he bowed out of attending after police issued a warning -- later called into question -- that he might face an assassination attempt....
World NowIran nuclear program: Iran remains defiant amid rumors of a possible Western or Israeli attack and the anticipated release of a United Nations watchdog report indicating that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program....
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