Embracing the Stone Age: Iran retains medieval penalty for adultery
Iran just doesn't want to leave the Stone Age. The Islamic Republic's Sharia law-controlled judiciary dismissed the concerns of critics of its barbaric penal system and voted to retain stoning as the penalty for sex outside of marriage. The move was ...
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New York Times (blog)
A Spiritual Center of Power Is a Required Stop on Iran's Campaign Trail
New York Times (blog)
QUM, Iran — Qum, home to some of Iran's most influential clerics, is not just Iran's holiest city, but one of its most powerful, a Shiite Vatican in the desert that can make or break any Iranian political career. So it is not surprising that it has ...
Iran's Khamenei accuses critics of trying to undermine presidential election
Iran dissident's funeral turns into anti-government protest
In Irans Elections, Expect an Ayatollah-Approved Candidate to Win
Voice of America
US Calls Iran's Nuclear Reactor Plans 'Deeply Troubling'
Voice of America
Iran hit back, saying the IAEA had had continuous access to Arak and that the United States, which accuses Tehran of seeking nuclear weapons capability, could not be trusted after going to war in Iraq over reports of weapons of mass destruction that ...
US renews Iran sanctions waivers for China, India, others
US Exempts China, India From Iran Oil Sanctions
US renews Iran sanctions waivers for India and China
US says Iran's nuclear reactor plans 'deeply troubling'
"We are deeply troubled that Iran claims that the IR-40 heavy water reactor at Arak could be commissioned as soon as early 2014, but still refuses to provide the requisite design information," Joseph Macmanus, the U.S. ambassador to the IAEA, told the ...
The West accuses Iran of nuclear deception
The US has accused Iran of stonewalling calls for scrutiny of its nuclear programmes and says it is "deeply troubled" by Tehran's plans to start a reactor in 2014 that could yield bomb material. A European Union statement described Iran's ...
US, EU accuse Iran of nuclear defiance, worried about Tehran's plutonium ...
Canada accuses Iran of 'sanitizing' military base to hide evidence from ...
Sanctions push Iran's oil exports to record low
Iran Presidential Candidates Debate...
The eight candidates running in Iran's June 14 election for president took radically different stands on personal freedoms, women's rights and censorship in the country's second round of televised debates Wednesday. Moderates vowed to loosen ...
Iran election candidates unite against TV quiz format of first debate
Iran presidential candidates debate freedoms
Iran curbs on media slammed in poll debate
Silenced in Iran
Iran's Bahais number more than 300,000 and make up the largest non-Muslim religious minority in Iran, according to Bahai administrators. Since the faith was founded by a man named Baha Allah in 19th-century Persia, Bahais have often been persecuted.
Iran presidential candidates' debate - live coverage
The Guardian (blog)
Aref is the first candidate to address the issue of drug addiction in Iran, saying he is not allowed to give figures for "security" reasons but feels it is a widespread problem in Iranian society. Aref also criticises state repression at universities ...
US Bans 37 Firms in Dispute With Iran
New York Times
The United States on Tuesday blacklisted what it described as a global network of front companies controlled by Iran's top leaders, accusing them of hiding assets and generating billions of dollars' worth of revenue to help Tehran evade sanctions over ...
West accuses Iran of nuclear defiance, deception
Associated Press/Mehr News Agency, Majid Asgaripour, File - FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2010, file photo, a worker rides a bike in front of the reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, just outside …more the southern city of Bushehr, Iran ...