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  • Jetliner crashes near Tehran, killing all 168 people on board

    TEHRAN, Iran – A Russian-made jetliner carrying 168 people nose-dived into a field after taking off from the Iranian capital on Wednesday in a fiery crash that shredded the aircraft …


  • In brief: Report says Iran hangs rebels

    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s state radio said authorities have hanged in public 14 members of a Sunni Muslim rebel group blamed for bombings and killings in southeastern Iran. The report …


  • 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 …


  • Trudy Rubin: Direct talks with Iran off the table

    Now that Iran has officially confirmed its tainted election outcome, President Barack Obama must reconsider how to deal with the regime. The big question is whether Obama should junk his …


  • In interview, Saddam said WMD talk was meant for Iran

    WASHINGTON – Former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein told an FBI interviewer before he was hanged that he allowed the world to believe he had weapons of mass destruction because he …


  • 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 …


  • Mousavi blasts Iranian leaders, state-run media

    TEHRAN, Iran – After days of relative quiet, Mir-Hossein Mousavi launched a broadside against the Iranian leadership in comments published Thursday, suggesting that the political rift over the country’s disputed …


  • 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 …


  • Obama talks tougher on Iran violence

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared the United States and the entire world “appalled and outraged” by Iran’s violent efforts to crush dissent, a clear toughening of his rhetoric as …


  • 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 …


  • Eerie calm in Tehran as death toll jumps to 17

    TEHRAN, Iran — An eerie calm settled over the streets of Tehran Sunday as state media reported at least 10 more deaths in post-election unrest and said authorities arrested the …


  • Spokane-area residents see another side of Iran

    They didn’t travel as tourists. When Spokane resident Shahrokh Nikfar and two families with young children journeyed to Iran last month, they saw themselves as a “peace delegation” – a …


  • Iranians defy ban on street protests

    TEHRAN, Iran – Thousands of protesters defied Iran’s highest authority Saturday and marched on waiting security forces that fought back with baton charges, tear gas and water cannons as the …


  • Ayatollah expected to address election

    TEHRAN, Iran – With titans of the Islamic republic entrenched against each other, crowds of protesters clad in green and black pressed into President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s home turf Thursday to …


  • Huge rallies planned in Iran

    TEHRAN, Iran – Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators flooded Tehran Wednesday in the fifth day of protests to demand the annulment of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s re-election, and more nationwide …


  • Kathleen Parker: Film exposes truth in Iran

    There’s a “new” old name suddenly in circulation that is both filled with ancient history and ripe with a revolutionary spirit for today’s game-changing events. Zahra.


  • Wheat growers concerned about Iranian market

    Regional wheat farmers hope the political unrest roiling Iran won’t disrupt a business breakthrough that during the past year resulted in the first grain sales into the country in nearly …


  • Top Iran cleric: election rigged

    TEHRAN, Iran – Supporters of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his main rival in the disputed presidential election, Mir Hossein Mousavi, massed in competing rallies Tuesday as the country’s most …


  • Probe ordered in Iran as masses roil

    TEHRAN, Iran – Hundreds of thousands of Iranian protesters defied authorities Monday and marched to Tehran’s Freedom Square, as the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader ordered an investigation into allegations of …


  • Iran vote unrest grows

    TEHRAN, Iran – Protesters battled police over Iran’s disputed election and shouted their opposition from the rooftops Sunday, but President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dismissed the unrest as little more than “passions …


  • Tehran erupts in riots over disputed election

    TEHRAN, Iran – Huge swaths of the Iranian capital erupted in fiery riots that stretched into the early hours today as hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared victory in his quest …


  • Iranian results thwart hopes

    WASHINGTON – The re-election of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered a stinging setback to the Obama administration’s hopes of cultivating a better relationship with the Islamic republic. Although Ahmadinejad and …


  • Rivals in Iran vote issue competing victory claims

    TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s state news agency reported that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won re-election Friday, but his main reformist challenger also confidently claimed victory at a news conference moments earlier.


  • Election could transform Iran’s international stance

    TEHRAN, Iran – After an exuberant campaign season, voters across this country of 70 million head to the polls today in a fiercely contested presidential election with potentially broad domestic …


  • Campaign concludes with a threat

    TEHRAN, Iran – In the final hours of Iran’s fierce election campaign, the top pro-reform challenger to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad got a sharp warning Wednesday that authorities would crush any …


  • Iran missile firing seen as advance

    SEMNAN, Iran – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Wednesday that his country had successfully test-fired a medium-range missile apparently capable of striking Israel and U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf …

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