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Talk about war ripples through the Middle East

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Talk about war ripples through the Middle East

Talk of war is widespread in the Middle Eastern press recently, with many speculating about a possible outbreak of hostilities not only between Israel and Hamas, but Israel and Syria, or Iran and a host of adversaries. Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim offers a roundup from around the region.

Posted: February 2, 2010 17:05   Comments: 12
Iran tired of fighting and losing drug war ‘on behalf of West’

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Iran tired of fighting and losing drug war ‘on behalf of West’

Iran is trying to tackle a rising drug problem, as opium continues to pour into the country from neighboring Afghanistan. Al Jazeera English's Alireza Ronaghi reports that Iranian police have seized over 400 tons of drugs and have lost dozens of police officers in the battle to eliminate drug abuse in Tehran. But some Iranian officials say their efforts are pointless.

Posted: January 25, 2010 14:50   Comments: 6
Citizens of Iran mobilize during Ashura holiday protests

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Citizens of Iran mobilize during Ashura holiday protests

On Sunday, Iranians observed the Shiite holiday of Ashura, which commemorates the death of Shiite Islam's holiest martyr, Imam Hussein. Anti-government protests were met with severe violence by state security forces. Witnesses said the protests were the largest and bloodiest since those following the disputed presidential elections in June.

Posted: December 28, 2009 14:00   Comments: 3
Protests erupt on 30th anniversary of U.S. embassy seizure

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Protests erupt on 30th anniversary of U.S. embassy seizure

Anti-government protesters have clashed with security forces, resulting in widespread chaos throughout the Iranian capital city. Al Jazeera English reports from Tehran, and Geneive Abdo of The Century Foundation discusses the day's protests.

Posted: November 4, 2009 16:20   Comments: 12
Iranian scientist still missing after June pilgrimage

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Iranian scientist still missing after June pilgrimage

An Iranian scientist remains missing after a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in June. Many in Iran assume that Amiri defected, but the U.S. denies any involvement. Nazanine Moshiri of Al Jazeera English reports from Tehran.

Posted: October 9, 2009 11:15   Comments: 1
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
Iranian police use gunfire, tear gas to break up protests

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Iranian police use gunfire, tear gas to break up protests

Riot police in Tehran followed through on their threats to crush any new demonstrations against Iran's disputed presidential election, using tear gas and gunfire to break up protests. View images, blogs and video from Iran's continued unrest.

Posted: June 22, 2009 13:44   Comments: 1
Race heats up ahead of Iran’s presidential election

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Race heats up ahead of Iran’s presidential election

Iran’s presidential election is set for Friday, and the race is heating up between the incumbent, Mahmound Ahmadinejad, and his rivals. Iranian youth are taking to the streets, and bloggers are vigorously discussing the candidates.

Posted: June 10, 2009 13:47   Comments: 0

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