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  1. February 5, 2013

    Key ally of Iranian president arrested

    Iran’s judiciary has detained a close ally of the president, stoking an intense power struggle between Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad...

  2. February 3, 2013

    Iran president and Speaker trade insults

    Iran’s power struggle has escalated before June’s presidential elections as the country’s two top leaders fought in...

  1. January 16, 2013

    Ahmadi-Nejad calls for economic reforms

    Iran’s president has called for structural reforms to counter the damage international sanctions have inflicted on the...

  2. January 8, 2013

    Khamenei tries to quash poll fraud fears

    Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has urged politicians not to fuel fears of fraud in this year’s presidential...

  3. October 21, 2012

    Iran MPs move to curb president’s powers

    Iran’s parliament has revised its budget law in a bid to curb the populist policies of President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad amid...

  4. FT Alphaville

    October 4, 2012

    From Gresham to Giffen in Iran

    Iran’s new rial-ity is biting hard. From Bloomberg (with our emphasis): “Most of my customers just look at products behind...

  5. September 18, 2012

    Iran holds talks with Syrian opposition

    The speaker of Iran’s parliament has revealed that the Islamic regime has held talks with Syrian opposition groups, accusing...

  6. August 13, 2012

    Iran criticised over earthquake response

    Iran’s government faced criticism on Monday over its response to two earthquakes that killed 306 people, with complaints of...

  7. May 22, 2012

    IAEA says Iran nuclear deal reached

    The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said he had reached a deal with Iran on investigating its suspected...

  8. February 29, 2012

    Iran Speaker vote tests balance of power

    The fate of Ali Larijani, Iran’s parliamentary Speaker and a former nuclear negotiator, in Friday’s parliamentary poll is...

  9. January 12, 2012

    Turkey defiant on Iran sanctions

    Turkey has said it is not bound by new oil sanctions against Iran, even as countries such as Japan and India revise energy...

  10. November 30, 2011

    Iranian rivals stir anger against west

    Intense rivalry among Iranian politicians is fuelling the Islamic Republic’s tensions with the west, as previously moderate...

  11. November 28, 2011

    UK vows action after Iran expels envoy

    Britain and its international allies are preparing what UK officials call “ a strong response” to Iran’s move to downgrade...

  12. November 1, 2011

    Iranian MPs reprieve economy minister

    Iran’s parliament on Tuesday voted not to impeach economy minister Shamsoddin Hosseini, offering a temporary respite to the...

  13. August 3, 2011

    Elite general to become Iran oil minister

    Iran’s parliament has voted for a senior Revolutionary Guards commander to become the oil minister despite him being listed...

  14. July 24, 2011

    Gunmen kill Iranian scientist

    Unknown assailants have gunned down and killed an Iranian academic suspected of links to the country’s nuclear and military...

  15. June 21, 2011

    Iranian deputy foreign minister dismissed

    An Iranian deputy foreign minister, Mohammad Sharif Malekzadeh, has been dismissed amid an intensifying power struggle...

  16. May 15, 2011

    Iran president defies opponents and sacks ministers

    Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, the Iranian president, has sacked three senior ministers despite protests from lawmakers and a...

  17. March 14, 2011

    Ahmadi-Nejad condemns foreign troops in Bahrain

    Iran’s president condemned on Wednesday the deployment of foreign troops in Bahrain and warned regional rulers to find a...

  18. December 15, 2010

    Suicide bombers kill 40 in restive Iranian province

    Suspected suicide bombers in Iran’s restive south-eastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan killed at least 40 Shia Muslims and...

  19. August 23, 2010

    Ayatollah rebukes warring factions

    Iran’s supreme leader has taken the unprecedented step of publicly rebuking his political allies after cracks emerged...

  20. August 4, 2010

    How Iranian grenade turned into ‘happiness’ cracker

    Did anyone try to kill Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad? The mystery dominated the news on Wednesday as conflicting reports emerged...

  21. August 4, 2010

    Iran denies Ahmadi-Nejad was attacked

    President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad’s convoy after the incident in Hamedan Iranian officials on Wednesday scrambled to play down...

  22. June 23, 2010

    Blow for Ahmadi-Nejad as key plan blocked

    Supporters of Iran's president demonstrated outside the country's parliament yesterday after MPs dealt Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad...

  23. June 22, 2010

    MPs block Ahmadi-Nejad university plan

    Supporters of Iran’s president demonstrated outside the country’s parliament on Tuesday after MPs dealt Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad...

  24. June 16, 2010

    Iran warns against inspection of its transports

    Iran on Wednesday threatened to retaliate against any country that tries to inspect its ships or planes under the terms of...

  25. May 24, 2010

    US puts Iran fuel deal at risk, says Larijani

    The speaker of Iran's parliament gave warning yesterday that Tehran could abandon an agreement to export some of its nuclear...

  26. May 23, 2010

    US threatens Iran’s nuclear deal, warns Larijani

    The speaker of Iran’s parliament on Sunday warned that Tehran could abandon an agreement to export some of its nuclear...

  27. February 3, 2010

    Iran pours scorn on US missile upgrade in Gulf

    US plans to enhance missile defence systems in the Gulf were yesterday dubbed a "puppet show" by the speaker of the Iranian...

  28. February 3, 2010

    US admits it cannot force Iran to spurn N-bomb

    The US said yesterday it could not forcibly prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, but that it still hoped to...

  29. February 3, 2010

    Iran pours scorn on US missile upgrade in Gulf

    US plans to enhance missile defence systems in the Gulf were yesterday dubbed a "puppet show" by the speaker of the Iranian...

  30. February 3, 2010

    US missile upgrade in Gulf draws Iran's scorn

    US plans to enhance missile defence systems in the Gulf are a "puppet show", the speaker of the Iranian parliament said...

  31. February 3, 2010

    US says it cannot force Iran to shun bomb

    The US said yesterday that it could not forcibly prevent Iran from developing nuclear arms, but that it still hoped to...

  32. February 2, 2010

    US says it cannot force Iran to shun bomb

    The US said on Tueday that it could not forcibly prevent Iran from developing nuclear arms, but that it still hoped to...

  33. December 30, 2009

    More arrests as Tehran points finger at west

    Iran's regime has mounted a renewed crackdown on the opposition Green Movement, arresting hundreds of people since the...

  34. December 30, 2009

    Iran lays blame for protests on west

    The Iranian regime has rounded up hundreds of opposition supporters, including prominent politicians and journalists, in a...

  35. December 29, 2009

    Iran blames protests on west

    The Iranian regime has rounded up hundreds of opposition supporters, including prominent politicians and journalists, in a...

  36. June 25, 2009

    Fresh street clashes in Tehran

    Security forces were reported to have clashed with hundreds of opposition supporters outside the Iranian parliament last...

  37. June 25, 2009

    Khamenei vows regime will stay

    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, told parliamentarians yesterday the regime would not bow to pressure over...

  38. June 24, 2009

    Fresh street clashes in Tehran

    Four footballers who wore green armbands during a World Cup qualifier have been banned from Iran’s national team Security...

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