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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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