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Riot police attacked hundreds of demonstrators with tear gas and fired live bullets in the air to disperse a rally in central Tehran today, carrying out a threat by the country's most powerful security force to crush any further opposition protests over...
Tags: Corporate Crime, Demonstration, Armed Forces, Death, Elections
Today's topic: Was the Iran presidential election truly fraudulent, or is there any way incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could have won by a 2-1 margin? Why would the supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, show his hand like this? Point: Matthew Duss I think...
Today's topic: With Iran's already farcical democracy now further delegitimized, should the Obama administration adopt a policy toward Tehran more like the Bush administration's? Don't meddle, but help create a template for Iranians to act Point: Michael...
TEHRAN, Iran -- Witnesses said police fired tear gas and water cannons at thousands of protesters who rallied in Tehran Saturday in open defiance of Iran's clerical government, sharply escalating the most serious internal conflict since the 1979 Islamic...
Tags: Government, Demonstration, Death, Elections, Prosecution
President Obama is calling for a new beginning between the United States and Muslims. Obama made the declaration during his highly anticipated speech Thursday at Cairo University in Egypt. The speech is an effort to repair relations between Muslims and...
Babylon & BeyondIran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has repeatedly warned the nation's political class to rally behind him, calling the country's domestic troubles a test of their fealty to the Islamic Republic. But in comments reported today, the relatively...
Babylon & BeyondA high-ranking cleric close to both supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appeared to give religious sanction to the killing of opposition supporters in a fiery Friday prayer sermon. Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, the head of...
Babylon & BeyondThe 22nd day of the Persian calendar month of Bahman, the date 31 years ago when Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini declared Iran an Islamic republic, is traditionally a time for official patriotic fervor and the unveiling of national achievements. But on......
Babylon & BeyondTens of thousands of people took to the streets of Tehran on Thursday to participate in a state-organized rally commemorating the 31st anniversary of Iran's Islamic revolution. The picture above shows large crowds waving Iranian flags and carrying twin...
Babylon & BeyondIran's supreme leader delivered a fiery speech Wednesday in a meeting with supporters in the city of Tabriz, offering not a single hint that the country was ready to make a deal with the United States over its nuclear program,......
Babylon & BeyondIran's top leader said his nation's nuclear program was not aimed at making weapons but at bolstering the spirit of the Islamic world. "We only seek to awaken the spirit of dignity in the whole of the Muslim community," Ayatollah......
Babylon & BeyondMost police officials around the world prefer to stay aloof of politics, concentrating their attention on mundane matters of law enforcement and insisting on their integrity, in the face of pressures from City Hall or partisan interests. Not so in......
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