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The face-off continues between the hard-line Islamist regime and protesters who resent the allegedly fraudulent results of Iran's presidential election on Friday, June 12. The death toll may be as high as 150, and hundreds have been injured as the world awaits the outcome of a domestic conflict that could quickly explode -- or alternatively be quashed.

Voices of Iran

Women in Iran race ahead, but still face gender block

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Women in Iran race ahead, but still face gender block

Correspondent Bigan Saliani and producer Richard O'Regan travel to Iran to explore the tensions between the expectations of many highly educated young Iranian women and the realities of their lives.

Posted: September 8, 2009 18:25   Comments: 5
Extended interview with Iran’s first female vice president

Extended Interview

Extended interview with Iran’s first female vice president

Masoumeh Ebtekar served as Iran's first female vice-president under the reformist government of Mohammad Khatami. She shares her thoughts on Islam, women and relations between the U.S. and Iran.

Posted: September 8, 2009 15:30   Comments: 3
U.S. considers cutting off Iran’s gasoline supplies

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U.S. considers cutting off Iran’s gasoline supplies

Despite weeks of protests contesting the Iranian presidential election, the supreme leader formally endorsed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a second term. The U.S. is considering cutting off gasoline supplies to Iran. Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council discusses the possibility of gas sanctions and the trial of protesters.

Posted: August 3, 2009 12:59   Comments: 2
Ahmadinejad endorsed by Iran’s supreme leader

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Ahmadinejad endorsed by Iran’s supreme leader

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gave his blessing to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, clearing the way for Ahmadinejad to be sworn in on Wednesday for a second term. But later, there were reports of new clashes in Iran between security forces and protesters who oppose Ahmadinejad.

Posted: August 3, 2009 12:58   Comments: 2
Week in review: Israel, China and turbulence in Iran

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Week in review: Israel, China and turbulence in Iran

Susan Chira of The New York Times and Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine discuss the week’s top stories: Continuing turbulence in Iran and this week's U.S. talks with both Israel and China.

Posted: July 31, 2009 12:31   Comments: 6
In Iran, a memorial turns violent as police break up protests

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In Iran, a memorial turns violent as police break up protests

In Iran on Thursday, a memorial for victims of the violence that followed last month's disputed elections turned into another day of protest by thousands of people. Afshin Molavi of the New America Foundation discusses the demonstrations and ongoing political turmoil.

Posted: July 30, 2009 13:17   Comments: 1
Iran’s abuses extend far beyond mistreating protesters

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Iran’s abuses extend far beyond mistreating protesters

Worldfocus contributor Dwight Bashir writes that while the spotlight on the mistreatment of Iran's post-election protesters is vital, it is just as important that the same level of attention be given to those who suffered a similar fate long before the elections took place.

Posted: July 29, 2009 15:20   Comments: 4
Iran protesters to face trial, accused of violence

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Iran protesters to face trial, accused of violence

Though the protests in Iran were overwhelmingly peaceful, the Iranian authorities are accusing many demonstrators of carrying out bombings and attacking Basiji paramilitary forces. Ervand Abrahamian of the City University of New York discusses the impending trials of those detained.

Posted: July 29, 2009 13:19   Comments: 1
Chants, boos and colored ribbons at Friday prayers in Iran

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Chants, boos and colored ribbons at Friday prayers in Iran

A Worldfocus contributor describes the cheers and boos at a protest in Iran on Friday. One of the country’s top religious leaders, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, expressed new doubts about the results of the recent presidential election.

Posted: July 20, 2009 09:05   Comments: 1
Protesters return to Iran’s streets following Friday prayers

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Protesters return to Iran’s streets following Friday prayers

In Iran, tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of Tehran once again on Friday. Ervand Abrahamian of the City University of New York discusses the current situation in Iran and a shakeup in the country's nuclear program.

Posted: July 17, 2009 14:20   Comments: 2
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