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    1. December 17, 2012

      Rafsanjani’s son released on bail in Iran

      A son of Iran’s former conservative president, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, has been released on bail after spending more than...

    2. October 14, 2012

      Rafsanjani’s daughter speaks out on Iran

      Her father, once one of the Islamic Republic’s most powerful men, was sidelined for years by the ruling establishment. Her...

    1. September 23, 2012

      Daughter of former Iran president jailed

      A daughter of Iran’s former conservative president, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, has been jailed for allegedly spreading...

    2. September 14, 2010

      Iran judge faces trial on torture charges

      A senior Iranian judge who symbolised the regime’s repression for more than a decade will stand trial for allegedly ordering...

    3. December 10, 2009

      Iran’s former president accused of agitation

      Iran’s intelligence minister on Thursday accused Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the former president, of provoking the...

    4. September 19, 2009

      Reformists take over Iran's day of protest

      The last Friday in the fasting month of Ramadan is known in Iran as al-Quds (Jerusalem) day, an occasion for the zealous to...

    5. September 18, 2009

      Reformists take over day of protest

      The last Friday in the fasting month of Ramadan is known in Iran as al-Quds (Jerusalem) day, an occasion for the zealous to...

    6. June 11, 2009

      Ahmadi-Nejad threatens his critics with jail

      Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, Iran's controversial president, yesterday used his final election rally to attack his critics,...

    7. June 24, 2008

      King Abdullah seeks stability by reaching out on religion

      A photograph of King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia's ruler, walking through a palace in Mecca flanked by two other notables was no...

    8. June 23, 2008

      King Abdullah seeks stability by reaching out on religion

      A photograph of King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia’s ruler, walking through a palace in Mecca flanked by two other notables was no...

    9. December 4, 2007

      Sanctions net still hangs over Tehran

      Iran on Tuesday hailed the new intelligence assessment from the US as support for claims that its nuclear programme is...

    10. November 28, 2007

      Court clears nuclear negotiator

      Iran's judiciary has found former nuclear negotiator Hossein Mousavian not guilty of espionage and keeping classified...

    11. November 27, 2007

      Iranian critic not guilty of espionage

      Iran’s judiciary has found former nuclear negotiator Hossein Mousavian not guilty of espionage and keeping classified...

    12. November 13, 2007

      Iranian leader hits at 'traitors'

      Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, Iran's president, yesterday labelled domestic critics of the regime's nuclear policies "traitors",...

    13. September 26, 2007

      Kirchner asks Iran for help in bombing probe

      Argentina’s President Néstor Kirchner used his last appearance at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday to persuade...

    14. September 5, 2007

      Rafsanjani vote boost for Iran's reformists

      Iran's influential Assembly of Experts elected Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani as its chairman yesterday in a move that could...

    15. July 31, 2007

      Death of Iran cleric opens way for Rafsanjani

      Ayatollah Ali Akbar Meshkini, chairman of Iran's powerful Assembly of Experts, died yesterday, leaving the way open for his...

    16. July 30, 2007

      Death of cleric opens way for Rafsanjani

      Ayatollah Ali Akbar Meshkini, chairman of Iran’s powerful Assembly of Experts, died on Monday, leaving the way open for his...

    17. July 4, 2007

      Tehran shuts paper critical of regime

      Iran's judiciary yesterday closed down one of the main reformist newspapers, Ham-Mihan, which printed biting comments about...

    18. July 3, 2007

      Critical reform paper closed by Iran

      Iran’s judiciary on Tuesday closed down one of the main reformist newspapers, Ham-Mihan, which printed biting comments about...

    19. May 14, 2007

      Venezuelan Jews wary of Chávez embrace of Tehran

      A dozen children are half-listening to a guide at the small synagogue in the centre of Coro, a town that was Venezuela’s...

    20. May 10, 2007

      Tehran frees on bail former nuclear envoy accused of spying

      Hossein Mousavian, the former Iranian nuclear negot-iator, was released on bail in Tehran yesterday, in what is seen as a...

    21. May 9, 2007

      Bail for jailed Iranian negotiator

      Hossein Mousavian, the former Iranian nuclear negot­iator, was released on bail in Tehran on Wednesday, in what is seen as a...

    22. May 2, 2007

      Former Iranian security official under arrest

      Hossein Mousavian, a former security official who played a leading role in Iran’s negotiations with the European Union over...

    23. February 8, 2007

      Rafsanjani warns US against Iran attack

      Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, former Iranian president, on Thursday warned there would be grave consequences if the US attacked...

    24. December 29, 2006

      Observer: Auld acquaintance

      In addition to choosing local councillors in the recent elections, Iranians selected members of the Experts Assembly - a...

    25. December 17, 2006

      Ahmadi-Nejad suffers vote setback in Iran

      Results emerging on Sunday from Friday’s elections across Iran signalled a bruising setback for Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, just...

    26. December 16, 2006

      Ahmadi-Nejad seeks scent of triumph

      Posters of President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad appearing across Iran in recent days made clear his backing for lists running in...

    27. December 15, 2006

      Ahmadi-Nejad raises stakes in local elections

      Posters of president Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad appearing across Iran in recent days made clear his backing for lists running in...

    28. December 14, 2006

      Tehran reformists move to rebuild from the local level

      Massoumeh Ebtekar's political career has taken her from spokeswoman and interpreter for the 1979 US embassy hostage-takers...

    29. October 25, 2006

      Rafsanjani reminds Iranian hardliners to avoid poison chalice

      Iran's nuclear dispute is bringing back memories of the 1980-88 war with Iraq, provoking similar regime infighting and, some...

    30. October 25, 2006

      Nuclear row sparks echoes of Iran's brutalwar with Iraq

      Iran's nuclear dispute is bringing back memories of the 1980-88 war with Iraq. It is provoking similar infighting within...

    31. April 17, 2006

      Rafsanjani doubts US will 'risk war'

      Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iran's influential former president, said in Syria yesterday that the US was "incapable of taking...

    32. February 3, 2006

      Rafsanjani says UN referral would be ‘black page in history’

      Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, former president and a towering figure in Iran’s 27-year Islamic Republic, made a last-minute...

    33. November 2, 2005

      Iran’s president names ‘unknown’ for oil post

      Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, president of Iran, nominated a largely unknown figure, Sadeq Mahsouli, as minister of oil on...

    34. July 12, 2005

      Business adopts 'wait and see' approach to new Iranian leader

      Three weeks before Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad takes over from Mohammad Khatami as Iran's president, business circles have a feel...

    35. July 3, 2005

      Iran’s president-elect denies 1979 allegations

      Iranian politicians on Sunday continued denials that president-elect Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad was among the students who...

    36. June 27, 2005

      Iran turns right

      The promise of a reformist spring in Iran had long faded under Mohammad Khatami, the defeatist outgoing president. Yet...

    37. June 25, 2005

      Iranians flock to vote in second round of poll

      Turnout was high yesterday in the decisive second round of Iran's presidential election between Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani,...

    38. June 24, 2005

      Rafsanjani in share offer to win support of electorate

      On the eve of today's run-off ballot to elect the new Iranian president, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has appealed for support...

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