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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
How Ahmadinejad supporters view Iran’s upheaval

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How Ahmadinejad supporters view Iran’s upheaval

It's been almost three weeks since the disputed presidential election in Iran. Worldfocus contributing blogger Sanaz Arjomand is in Iran and voted for opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi. Some of her family members, though, are ardent Ahmadinejad supporters -- leading to heated debates in this Iranian home.

Posted: July 2, 2009 15:09   Comments: 1
Week in review: Winding down in Iran and violence in Iraq

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Week in review: Winding down in Iran and violence in Iraq

Susan Chira of The New York Times and Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine discuss the week's top stories: As the post-election protests wind down in Iran, the authorities seem to be getting their way, while in Iraq, a new round of violence is sweeping the country as American troops pull back.

Posted: June 26, 2009 13:55   Comments: 2
Ahmadinejad criticizes Obama as opposition vows to fight on

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Ahmadinejad criticizes Obama as opposition vows to fight on

Opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi continues to criticize Iran's leadership and on Thursday vowed to pursue his challenge to the election. The declared winner, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, spoke out as well, aiming his criticism at the United States. Arang Keshavarzian of New York University discusses what form protests may take in coming days.

Posted: June 25, 2009 13:07   Comments: 0

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