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  1. November 13, 2013

    Iran hardliners block Rouhani’s domestic reforms

    Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s centrist president, may have regime backing in his efforts to reach an agreement with major powers...

  2. October 25, 2013

    Daughters of Iran’s jailed reformist leader beaten after visit

    Iranian opposition hopes for the quick release of jailed reformist leaders have been dashed after the daughters of...

  1. June 21, 2013

    Reel revolution

    Stone walls do not a prison make, nor Iran bars a cell. Freedom is where you find it and today many find it, or proclaim it,...

  2. June 16, 2013

    Iran crowds see Rohani win as reformist victory

    When jubilant crowds poured on to the streets of Tehran to celebrate the surprise victory of Hassan Rohani, it was not only...

  3. June 11, 2013

    Reform leaders in Iran unite to back Hassan Rohani for presidency

    Iran’s pro-reform leaders have thrown their weight behind Hassan Rohani, the only moderate left in the race to succeed...

  4. June 2, 2013

    Iran judiciary seeks to shut state-owned newspaper

    Iran’s judiciary has ordered the closure of a state-owned newspaper with close links to President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad over...

  5. February 11, 2013

    Security forces detain Moussavi daughters

    Iran’s security forces on Monday detained the two daughters of jailed opposition leader Mir-Hossein Moussavi almost two...

  6. 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...

  7. August 24, 2012

    Iran opposition leader out of hospital

    Mir-Hossein Moussavi, the Iranian opposition leader, has been released from hospital and is back under house arrest, an...

  8. August 23, 2012

    Iran’s opposition leader taken to hospital

    Mir-Hossein Moussavi, the Iranian opposition leader who has been under house arrest for 18 months, has been hospitalised...

  9. March 1, 2012

    Reformists say Iran poll is meaningless

    Iranians go to the polls on Friday to elect a new parliament amid disenchantment among opposition reformists, who say it...

  10. February 14, 2012

    Opposition holds silent protest in Tehran

    Thousands of supporters of Iran’s opposition Green Movement marched silently through the streets of Tehran on Tuesday to...

  11. February 13, 2012

    Iranian opposition plans protest rally

    Iran’s Green Movement, which disputed the results of elections in 2009, will on Tuesday attempt to stage a rally to urge the...

  12. February 6, 2012

    West needs sharper strategy to exploit Iran

    Sabre-rattling in Israel. Breast-beating in Iran. We have seen this before. What is new is Israel’s insistence there are...

  13. September 28, 2011

    Iran opposition chief starts book frenzy

    When Mir-Hossein Moussavi, the Iranian opposition leader, earlier this month likened his house arrest to Gabriel García...

  14. March 8, 2011

    Rafsanjani ousted as chair of Iran state body

    Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani, Iran’s former president and one of the founders of the Islamic regime, has lost his prestigious...

  15. March 2, 2011

    Tehran parliament takes tough line

    IRAN The country’s parliament, dominated by fundamentalists, has called for the trial of opposition leaders and their...

  16. March 1, 2011

    Iran cracks down on protesters

    Iran’s parliament, dominated by fundamentalists, has called for the trial of opposition leaders and their affiliates and...

  17. February 28, 2011

    Tehran protest leaders said to be in prison

    An Iranian website has claimed that the leaders of the opposition Green Movement, Mir-Hossein Moussavi and Mehdi Karroubi,...

  18. February 20, 2011

    Police out in force against Tehran opposition

    Iran’s security forces clashed with supporters of the opposition Green Movement who gathered in some main squares and...

  19. February 19, 2011

    Iran loyalists issue call for executions

    Iranian government supporters have staged rallies across the country calling for the execution of opposition leaders in...

  20. February 17, 2011

    Iran judiciary chief vows to prosecute opposition leaders

    The head of Iran’s judiciary, Sadegh Larijani, has vowed to prosecute the leaders of the opposition Green Movement following...

  21. February 16, 2011

    Hardliners step up pressure on Iran opposition

    Ahmad Khatami, a senior conservative Iranian cleric, has accused opposition leaders of “fighting against God”, a charge that...

  22. February 16, 2011

    Tehran Spring haunts guardians of revolution

    In the spring of 1997, Mohammad Khatami, a silky and urbane cleric, was elected president of Iran. More an avalanche than a...

  23. February 15, 2011

    Huge hurdles face Iran’s resurgent opposition

    Iran’s opposition Green Movement is considering its next move after proving it can still muster support when hundreds of...

  24. February 14, 2011

    Vast march in Tehran defies ban

    Iranian security forces clashed with protesters as tens of thousands marched in Tehran on Monday in the biggest rally by the...

  25. February 11, 2011

    Iran’s opposition seeks to fire up support

    Iran’s opposition Green Movement is seeking to capitalise on the youth protests that ended the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak...

  26. February 4, 2011

    Iran warns US faces a severe policy defeat

    Iran’s supreme leader on Friday described Egypt’s anti-government protests as “an Islamic movement” that could represent a...

  27. January 10, 2011

    Iran claims arrest of scientist’s assassins

    Iran’s intelligence ministry says it has arrested the assassins of Massoud Ali Mohammadi, one of its nuclear scientists, and...

  28. December 17, 2010

    Jailed Iran filmmaker in hospital

    Mohammad Nourizad, a conservative Iranian documentary maker who is in jail for writing critical open letters to the...

  29. October 5, 2010

    Opposition leader in Iran draws on his past

    Iran’s main opposition leader has quietly revived his career as an artist, selling dozens of paintings during the past year...

  30. September 1, 2010

    Ayatollah urged to protect opposition leader’s family

    The wife of one of Iran’s opposition leaders pleaded with the country’s supreme leader on Wednesday to protect her family...

  31. 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...

  32. June 30, 2010

    Iran charity keeps poor out of politics

    On the surface, the Imam Khomeini Relief Committee is nothing more than an ordinary Iranian charity. But this organisation,...

  33. June 30, 2010

    Iran charity keeps poor out of politics

    On the surface, the Imam Khomeini Relief Committee is nothing more than an ordinary Iranian charity. But this organisation,...

  34. June 21, 2010

    Global defiance hides Tehran's lingering fear of popular protest

    It was a year ago yesterday that Neda Agha-Soltan, 27, an Iranian philosophy student, bled to death on a street in Tehran....

  35. June 20, 2010

    Defiant Tehran remains fearful of protest

    It was a year ago on Sunday that Neda Agha-Soltan, 27, an Iranian philosophy student, bled to death on a street in Tehran....

  36. June 14, 2010

    Iran security forces smother protest

    Iran's security forces managed to contain a small opposition march at the weekend, held on the first anniversary of the...

  37. June 12, 2010

    Iran security forces avert anniversary rally

    Iran’s security forces managed to contain a small opposition march at the weekend, held on the first anniversary of the...

  38. June 12, 2010

    Art imitates political life in Iran

    Inside an Iranian school, a couple of dozen artists in their twenties are using their talents to make radical political...

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