Report finds Iran among worst violators of religious freedom
Religious freedom is in short supply in the Middle East, according to the bipartisan U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, which has issued a report finding Iran chief among the nations where spiritual beliefs can bring prison sentences ...
Ahmadinejad looks to make confidant his successor as Iran race starts
Iran started its six-week search for a new president on Tuesday as candidates began to register for an election that will mark the end of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's turbulent period in office. Dozens of hopefuls from various political groups have put their ...
Iran elections: Presidential candidates start registering
Iran's Presidential Race Opens as Loyalists Favored
Candidates register for Iran's presidential election
Family Shares Letters From American Held in Iran
An ex-Marine incarcerated in Iran for nearly two years says in the first letters written to family in Michigan that he is praying for his ailing father and that his grieving mother should not come visit him. Amir Hekmati's sister Sarah Hekmati told The ...
Timeline: The life and captivity of Flint's Amir Hekmati, jailed in Iran
Family gets letters from former Marine jailed in Iran
The west and its allies cynically bleed Syria to weaken Iran
But it's only necessary to consider what the western reaction would have been if Syria, let alone Iran, had launched such an attack on Israel – or one of the Arab regimes currently arming the Syrian rebels – to realise how little these positions have ...
Iran, Jordan urge Syria to sit with opposition
Israeli airstrike in Syria brings Iran onstage, raising risk of proxy war
Iran FM: Arabs should respond to Israeli strikes
Iran diplomat held in solitary at notorious Evin Prison: sources
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A senior Iranian diplomat linked to Iran's reformists has been detained for nearly two months and is in solitary confinement at Evin Prison, a facility rights advocates have criticized for prisoner abuse, sources told Reuters ...
Epic fail: The neocon attempt to destroy the anti-Iran war movement
The war over war with Iran has many battlefronts. Inside Washington, the battle line is between a small coalition of peace and security, non-proliferation and religious groups opposing war and favouring a peaceful solution to the standoff with Iran ...
Iran's electoral elegance: the style evolution of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The Guardian (blog)
When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ran for Iran's presidential office in 2005, his distinctive white kapshan (jacket) became a trademark. His supporters said it was a sign that the then mayor of Tehran was truly a man of the people; his critics complained he ...
Iran: Quake rattles region near nuke reactor - USA Today
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says a moderate earthquake rattled a region near the country's main nuclear reactor, but there were no reports of damage or deaths in the surrounding area. The official Islamic Republic News Agency says Monday's quake had a ...
Central Asia Online
Iran Warns Syrian Rebels After Report of Shrine Desecration
New York Times (blog)
TEHRAN — Iran's Shiite leaders warned of regional sectarian conflict after reports that Syrian rebels raided a Shiite shrine in a suburb of Damascus last week, destroying the site and making off with the remains of the revered Shiite figure buried there.
Iraqi death hints of Iran's role in Syrian crisis
Region | Syria Iran warns Syria strife will engulf region
Iraqi death hints of Iran's role in Syrian crisis - Newsday
Iran diplomat held in solitary at notorious Evin Prison-sources
The Daily Star
UNITED NATIONS: A senior Iranian diplomat linked to Iran's reformists has been detained for nearly two months and is in solitary confinement at Evin Prison, a facility rights advocates have criticized for prisoner abuse, sources told Reuters on Tuesday.