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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the political priest who overthrew the world's most powerful reigning monarch but never achieved his dream of either national unity or a worldwide Islamic revival, has died at the age of 86, Tehran Radio announced today....
Tags: Health, Government, Madrasas, Tehran (Iran), France
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersNICOSIA, Cyprus -- As anger over an allegedly blasphemous novel continued to gather force in the Islamic world, Iran's spiritual leader, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, said Tuesday that the author and publishers of the book should be killed. Tehran...
Tags: Pakistan, Government, Tehran (Iran), Death, Riots
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersNEW YORK -- The unprecedented international furor over Salman Rushdie's controversial novel, "The Satanic Verses," continued unabated, forcing the author's Manhattan publisher to close because of bomb threats Friday, while the two biggest U.S. bookstore...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWASHINGTON -- Iran's Ayatollah Hussein Ali Montazeri resigned Tuesday as heir apparent to the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in what is widely seen as a swing in the political pendulum back to the even more fanatical tone of the revolution's early days....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCAIRO -- As millions of Iranians spilled into the streets of Tehran to mourn the death of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran's religious hierarchy moved swiftly Sunday to avert what is still expected to be a bitter power struggle by naming President...
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