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  • Defiant Iran expands mass trial

    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran expanded a mass trial of opposition supporters on Sunday with the addition of 25 defendants – including a Jewish teenager – in defiance of international condemnation, …


  • Iran admits prison abuse

    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s police chief acknowledged Sunday that detained protesters were abused in prison and the country’s top prosecutor said those responsible for the mistreatment should be punished, in …


  • Swearing-in angers protesters in Iran

    TEHRAN, Iran – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was sworn in to a second presidential term Wednesday with a call for the divided nation to “join hands,” but it was greeted by protests …


  • Ahmadinejad sworn in to second term in Iran

    TEHRAN – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was inaugurated Monday by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, supreme leader of Iran, during a sober ceremony notable for the absence of several prominent figures linked to …


  • Iran threatens jail time for critics of hearings

    BEIRUT, Lebanon – Iran’s hard-line Revolutionary Court warned Sunday that those criticizing its ongoing proceedings against post-election protesters could face jail time themselves. The threat came after a chorus of …


  • Protesters hit streets in Tehran

    TEHRAN, Iran – Violent clashes erupted Thursday in downtown Tehran between thousands of defiant protesters chanting “Death to the dictator” and security forces wielding truncheons, as the political crisis over …


  • Paper: Mousavi to form party

    BEIRUT, Lebanon – The top figure of Iran’s nascent political reform movement, presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, will launch a political party to pursue his goals, a reformist newspaper reported …


  • Iran affirms vote results

    WASHINGTON – The Iranian government’s electoral watchdog Monday confirmed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s landslide victory in the disputed June 12 presidential election after police wielding batons and cables prevented more than …


  • New clashes erupt in Iran

    Several thousand protesters – some chanting “Where is my vote?” – clashed with riot police in Tehran on Sunday as Iran detained local employees of the British Embassy, escalating the …


  • Iranian women take historic role in protests

    For years, women’s defiance in Iran came in carefully planned flashes of hair under their head scarves, brightly painted fingernails and trendy clothing that could be glimpsed under bulky coats …


  • Hard-liners try to stifle protests

    Iran’s hard-line leaders moved aggressively Tuesday to silence protests over the disputed June 12 presidential election, rejecting demands for a new vote and announcing that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be …


  • Obama critical of Iran violence

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Tuesday abandoned the restrained tone he had maintained in recent days in discussing the unrest in Iran, opening a news conference by reading a …


  • Video of Iranian woman’s fatal shooting creates an icon

    TEHRAN – A video clip showing the violent death of a 26-year-old woman during Saturday’s riots in Tehran has captured the world’s attention and turned her into an icon for …

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