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Iran's Ahmadinejad calls for immediate free elections

Tehran - Iran's hardline former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for the immediate holding of free presidential and parliamentary elections in a letter to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei published on Thursday.

Iran's Ahmadinejad should stay out of election: conservatives

Tehran - Iranian conservatives called on former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to stay out of next year's election following a speech by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday.

Ahmadinejad summoned to court

Tehran - Current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been summoned to court, following a complaint submitted by Majles spokesman Ali Larijani.

Hassan Rouhani wins Iranian Presidential Election

Meet Iran's newly elected president; the face of the country's ambitious nuclear program, and the icon of the Iranian people, Hassan Rouhani.

Hassan Rouhani leads Iran's presidential vote count

With just over 23 million votes counted as of Saturday afternoon, Rouhani has secured more than 11.7 million votes so far, well ahead of the next candidate Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf. Final results are expected later in the day.

Insight to Iran's 2013 Presidential election

Nearly four years ago, millions of angry Iranians took to the streets to protest President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s second term victory, in what erupted to be a series of violent riots, lasting months.

Ahmadinejad survives helicopter crash

On its way to a ceremony to inaugurate a road tunnel, a helicopter carrying Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was forced to make an emergency landing in a mountainous region north of Tehran on Sunday.

Photo of Ahmadinejad hugging Chavez's mother sparks controversy

Tehran - A photo that shows President Ahmadinejad hugging the grieving mother of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez has sparked a controversy among conservative Muslim leaders who say his action is "haram," that is prohibited by Shiite Islamic regulations.

Ahmadinejad's embrace of Chavez's mother garners him flak

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been criticized by clerical religious authorities in his country for embracing Hugo Chavez's grieving mother at his funeral.

McCain: Ahmadinejad is the monkey Iran sent to space last week

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared he is prepared to risk his life and become the first human to be sent into space by his country's fledgling space programme.

In the wake of biting sanctions, Iran looks to Russia for help

In the wake of new sanctions imposed by the US-led Western coalition, Iranian leaders expect Russia to play a larger role in upcoming nuclear talks.

Op-Ed: The end nears Assad’s regime as chemical weapons threat looms

Hopeless and irritated due to elimination of options, Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime nears the end of his brutal rule. If Assad uses chemical weapons against the opposition, this act will trigger Israeli and Western military intervention into Syria.

Op-Ed: Iran and Syria instigate Gaza conflict

The Middle East crisis escalates as Syria and Iran continues instigating the Gaza conflict. Iran continues trying to rearm Hamas with missiles. Iran and Syria need Israel to focus more on Hamas militants rather than them.

Israeli Defense Force responds to Syrian attacks

The MiddlE East crisis continues as the IDF fire a warning shot into Syria after a shell hits the Golan Heights. Netanyahu says Israel is closely following events along the Syrian border. Analysts believe a Middle East war could erupt before 2013.

Op-Ed: Gates lashes out against Israel as Iran’s regime nears collapse

Mideast crisis continues as former US defense secretary lashes out at Israel about military strike on Iran. Turkey responds to Syrian shelling, while Hezbollah threatens to invade Israel’s Galilee.

Iranian defector gives CIA 'complete footage' of nuclear sites

New York - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s cameraman has turned over tapes showing the interior of the Natanz nuclear complex after applying for asylum in the United States.

Op-Ed: Iranian Infidels — An Iranian Atheist speaks Special

If one was to describe today’s Iran as being schizophrenic, they might be onto something. On one hand, huge billboards and murals proudly proclaim its status as an Islamic Republic.

Poll reveals Iranians want nuclear programme stopped

The Iranian nuclear program had recently been posted as the subject of an online opinion poll, and the result indicated that most Iranians don't want the program anymore due to the tight Western sanctions.

Video: Iranians jump on Ahmadinejad's car, protesting hunger

A rare video newly posted to YouTube shows Iranians shouting, climbing and banging on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's car, protesting harsh living conditions, during a tour of the southern city of Bandar-Abbas.

Op-Ed: Ahmadinejad and asteroids — The case for U.S. defense spending

With the unfortunate array of threats facing the United States, its allies, and the planet itself, it is a mistake to believe that the American government will - or even should - reduce its defense investments meaningfully.

Iran says it has developed nuclear fuel, U.S. says claims hyped

Tehran - Iran says it has manufactured its own "domestically made" nuclear fuel. The country says the development is purely about energy, but the IAEA has suspicions the latest development is another step toward a nuclear weapons program.

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad meets Fidel Castro

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was delighted to hold a meeting with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, 85, as he stopped off in Havana on his tour of Latin America.

Ahmadinejad and Chavez rail against U.S., joke about nukes

Caracas - The leaders of Iran and Venezuela on Monday mocked and joked about 'imperialism' and nuclear bombs. Ahmadinejad was in Venezuela as part of a tour of Latin American countries to shore up support for Iran after U.S. sanctions over its nuclear program.

Iranian govt. designs 'Islamic and beautiful' clothes for women

Tehran - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has intervened to settle the dispute between Iranian women and Islamic hardliners over dress-code for women. He is promoting government-approved clothes for women that he describes as "Islamic and beautiful."

Op-Ed: The Death of Truth - Dangerously doubting the IAEA report on Iran

Fallout from the misleading intelligence that led to the 2003 War in Iraq is now leading the international community into dangerous, reactive scepticism of the IAEA's damning report on Iran’s now exposed nuclear weapons program.

U.S. and Israel invent conspiracies out of fear, says Ahmadinejad

Cairo - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has said the U.S. and Israel are inventing conspiracies to discredit Tehran because they fear Iran's growing military power and influence, and are worried about Iran's improving relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Iranian President warns West wants to plunder Libya's wealth

Birjand - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has praised the Libyan people for overthrowing Col. Gaddafi, whilst warning them that the true motivation of the west is to plunder Libya's wealth.

Egyptian and Iranian relations improving in wake of Cairo unrest

Following the popular unrest that swept across Egypt and culminated in the resignation of Egypt's long-time autocrat Hosni Mubarak, relations between Iran and Egypt now appear to be warming.

President Ahmadinejad's old car attracts $1 million bid

A 1977 Peugot 504 previously used by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has attracted a $1 million bid at auction for charity.

US Admiral Mike Mullen: Dealings with Iran must be realistic

As reports indicate that Iran's Bushehr nuclear facility is set to launch in January, US Admiral Mike Mullen is now openly suggesting it is time to look at the facts more realistically.
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