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  1. August 20, 2013

    Facebook frenzy for Iran’s new foreign minister

    In the more than two weeks since Iranian president Hassan Rouhani introduced Mohammad-Javad Zarif to parliament as his...

  2. August 8, 2013

    Iranian political prisoners plead with US for end to isolation

    More than 50 former and current political prisoners in Iran have written to Barack Obama calling for an end to the...

  1. June 16, 2013

    West must temper its enthusiasm for Iran’s new president

    The surprise election of Hassan Rohani to the Iranian presidency shines a hopeful ray of sunlight through the darkening...

  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 11, 2013

    Sole reformist withdraws from Iranian presidential election

    DUBAI, June 11 – Mohammad-Reza Aref, the reformist former vice-president, has withdrawn from Iran’s presidential election...

  5. May 12, 2013

    Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani campaign poses challenge to Iran regime

    Whether Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the former Iranian president, wins next month’s presidential election or not, his...

  6. May 11, 2013

    Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani to run for Iranian presidency

    Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iran’s conservative former president, will run for president next month in a challenge to the...

  7. May 6, 2013

    No clear frontrunner for Iran presidency

    The process of choosing Iran’s next president kicks off on Tuesday, when hopefuls will be able to register their potential...

  8. April 19, 2013

    Iran reformists urged to run in election

    Two former Iranian presidents, Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami, are under increasing pressure from moderates...

  9. June 20, 2011

    Tehran lifts ban on newspaper

    Iran has lifted a ban on a leading reformist newspaper in a move seen as an attempt to encourage a high turnout in next...

  10. June 11, 2011

    Iranian infighting clouds anniversary

    Infighting within Iran’s elite is set to overshadow Sunday’s second anniversary of the disputed 2009 presidential poll, as a...

  11. 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...

  12. February 15, 2011

    Egypt a threat and opportunity to Iran

    The tentative revival of Iran’s Green movement more than a year after the regime’s post-election crackdown drove protest off...

  13. November 29, 2010

    Iran president moves to strengthen position

    Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, the Iranian president, has appealed to the country’s supreme leader to give him more authority over...

  14. October 12, 2010

    Ahmadi-Nejad fuels Lebanon turmoil

    Posters of Mr Ahmadi-Nejad go up in preparation for the Iranian leader’s visit, making parts of Beirut resemble Tehran    On...

  15. May 9, 2010

    Iran executes five in Evin prison

    Iran on Sunday put to death five members of “anti-revolutionary” groups including one woman on charges of armed struggle...

  16. April 27, 2010

    Iranian opposition calls for protests

    Prominent leaders of Iran’s opposition have called on their followers to join a demonstration to mark the first anniversary...

  17. January 28, 2010

    Rival predicts Ahmadi-Nejad's exit

    Mehdi Karroubi, one of Iran's senior opposition leaders, says Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, the country's president, cannot survive...

  18. January 27, 2010

    Early exit for Ahmadi-Nejad predicted

    Mehdi Karroubi, one of Iran’s senior opposition leaders, says Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, the country’s president, cannot survive...

  19. January 2, 2010

    Political 'leprosy' widens fissures in Tehran regime

    Iran's power structure used to resemble the slices of a cake shared between politicians and religious and military...

  20. January 1, 2010

    Fissures widen in Tehran regime

    Iran’s power structure used to resemble the slices of a cake shared between politicians and religious and military...

  21. December 29, 2009

    Tehran divide to deepen after reformists held

    The Iranian authorities yesterday arrested about a dozen reformists, including senior aides to opposition leaders, in a...

  22. December 28, 2009

    Iran divide deepens after arrests

    Iranian authorities on Monday arrested about a dozen reformists, including senior aides to opposition leaders, in a fresh...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. September 18, 2009

    Iran security forces clash with protesters

    Thousands of Iranian opposition supporters on Friday used an official rally to renew their protests against the election of...

  26. September 13, 2009

    Khomeini grandson lodges press complaint

    An institute run by the grandson of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic republic, has filed a complaint...

  27. September 3, 2009

    Iranian regime raises heat on reformists

    The chief commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard escalated the reg-ime's accusations against leading opposition...

  28. September 2, 2009

    Iranian regime raises heat on reformists

    The chief commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard escalated the regime’s accusations against leading opposition...

  29. August 29, 2009

    Iran reformists face prosecution call

    Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad yesterday called for the prosecution of reformist leaders over their alleged role in...

  30. August 28, 2009

    Iran reformists face prosecution call

    President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad of Iran called on Friday for the prosecution of reformist leaders over their alleged role in...

  31. August 25, 2009

    Iranian prosecutor targets reformist party

    Tehran’s top prosecutor called on Tuesday for Iran’s largest reformist party to be disbanded as the government held the...

  32. August 10, 2009

    Iran's reformers 'must face justice'

    A senior member of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards has said that reformist leaders, including Mohammad Khatami and...

  33. August 9, 2009

    Iran’s reformers ‘must face justice’

    A senior member of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards has said that reformist leaders, including Mohammad Khatami and...

  34. August 6, 2009

    Iran’s regime prevails – at the cost of its legitimacy

    The body language will have been instantly comprehensible to any and every Iranian who watched it. At his religious...

  35. August 6, 2009

    Clashes mark inauguration of Iran president

    Security forces clashed with hundreds of protesters outside parliament yesterday as Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad was sworn in for a...

  36. August 6, 2009

    Clashes mark inauguration of Iran president

    Security forces clashed with hundreds of protesters outside parliament yesterday as Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad was sworn in for a...

  37. August 5, 2009

    Clashes mark Iranian inauguration

    Security forces clashed with hundreds of protesters outside parliament on Wednesday as Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad was sworn in as...

  38. August 4, 2009

    Khamenei snubbed by Iranian poll critics

    Some of Iran's most senior politicians yesterday publicly challenged Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, supreme leader, by boycotting...

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