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Iran's supreme leader hints at future election changesupdated: Sun Oct 16 2011 19:12:00

Iran's parliament could pick the country's leaders "in the distant future" rather than having Iranians elect a president by popular vote, the Islamic republic's supreme leader suggested Sunday.

Thousands pack Cairo streetsupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 18:51:00

CNN's Ivan Watson reports from a packed Tahrir Square on a day of prayer and peaceful demonstrations.

Could unrest in Egypt produce an Iranian-style regime?updated: Fri Feb 04 2011 18:51:00

An Iranian-style theocratic regime in turbulent Egypt would be a nightmare for Washington and a dream for Tehran, but it's a no-go scenario for some scholars of the Middle East.

One year later, Iran's opposition remains quiet forceupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 11:28:00

Nima has felt the force of a club come crashing down on his body in three separate beatings by Islamic security forces over the past year.

Iran uses 'enemies of God' charge on protestersupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 08:58:00

Iran hanged two men at the end of January -- the first political prisoners known to be executed in Iran since the demonstrations protesting the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, according to Amnesty International.

Ebadi: The voice of the Iranian people must be heardupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 06:49:00

This week two of Iran's most well-known clerics, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani and Grand Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili, who served as head of Iran's judiciary system under Ayatollah Khomeini's administration, have visited with the country's supreme leader Ali Khamenei.

Iran protests mark anniversaryupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 06:49:00

CNN's Ivan Watson analyzes the latest protest videos apparently coming out of Iran.

Why Iran unrest is not revolution re-runupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 16:55:00

As the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution approaches this week, with the promise of mass protests from Iran's growing opposition movement, it's tempting to compare the upheaval with unrest that ultimately toppled the shah of Iran.

Repressed voices speak out in Iranupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 10:29:00

In a recent interview, Mir Hossein Mousavi, the opposition candidate spearheading the Green Movement in Iran, said that early in the momentous revolution of 1979 the majority of Iranians were convinced that dictatorship had ended in Iran.

Iran marks revolution anniversary amid ongoing dissentupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 21:01:00

Iran will this week celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution -- a day that marked the end of the country's western-backed monarchy and the start of an Islamic republic.

Fears of a nuclear Iranupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 21:01:00

The world considers its options in stopping Iran from becoming a nuclear power. Paula Hancocks reports.

Iran regime faces further criticism ahead of anniversaryupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 14:23:00

A major Iranian opposition leader slammed his country's regime Wednesday and what he termed its tyrannical behavior after the disputed presidential elections in June.

Iran reformist criticizes government crackdownupdated: Tue Feb 02 2010 23:16:00

Mir Hossein Moussavi, the reformist Iranian politician who failed to unseat President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the June election, raged Friday against government efforts to stifle protesters.

Moussavi: Shah's 'tyranny' continues in Iranupdated: Tue Feb 02 2010 20:23:00

Mir Hossein Moussavi, the Iranian opposition leader and symbol of anti-government fervor, lashed out against Iranian authorities on Tuesday, saying remnants of the "tyranny" and "dictatorship" that prevailed under the toppled Shah of Iran's regime persist today.

Egyptian library merges modern technology with ancient relicsupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 08:16:00

As a man whose vision of paradise is "some sort of library," Ismail Serageldin must sometimes feel like he works amid the Garden of Eden.

Ahmadinejad: 'Iran is united'updated: Wed Dec 23 2009 21:23:00

Iran's president insists his country is united, despite reports of new political strife. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

Fresh protests, clashes reported in Iranupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 21:23:00

Reports of more demonstrations filtered out of Iran on Wednesday, including some that mentioned attacks on people mourning the death of a prominent cleric who was critical of the government.

A life animated by conscience, not powerupdated: Tue Dec 22 2009 08:30:00

The moral conscience of Iran's reform movement passed away Sunday morning. Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, who died at 87, was the Iranian equivalent of South Africa's Desmond Tutu for politics.

Iranian cleric's funeral draws protestersupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 06:37:00

Tens of thousands of people chanted anti-government slogans Monday before the funeral of a top Iranian cleric who turned into one of the regime's most vocal critics, a witness said.

Dissident senior cleric dies in Iranupdated: Sun Dec 20 2009 21:55:00

Senior Iranian dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Hussein Ali Montazeri died overnight, several state-run Iranian news agencies reported Sunday.

Iranian seminarians denounce anti-government protestersupdated: Sat Dec 12 2009 14:51:00

Iranian seminary students and teachers, angered by anti-government protests earlier in the week, held their own demonstration Saturday to show support for the founder of the Islamic Republic, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

Iran's new chant is 'Death to no one!'updated: Wed Nov 04 2009 12:42:00

November 4 is the 30th anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis, a turning point in Iranian history, in the geopolitics of the region and in the troubled history of U.S.-Iran relations.

'They started beating everyone'updated: Thu Jun 25 2009 10:55:00

A witness describes beatings at a new protest under way in downtown Tehran.

Amanpour: Dented Khamenei faces battle of willsupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 10:55:00

Despite his threats of "consequences" and the subsequent beatings and shooting deaths by government agents, the open protests on Iran's streets by hundreds of thousands of people have dented the shield of invincibility of Iran's Supreme religious Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, say sources in Iran.

Iran says Neda's death may be tied to 'terrorist' groupupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 11:57:00

Iran said the gunman who killed Neda Agha-Soltan may have mistaken her for the sister of an Iranian "terrorist," the Islamic Republic News Agency reported Wednesday.

Commentary: Is Iran's ruthless crackdown working?updated: Wed Jun 24 2009 09:15:00

The effectiveness with which Iran's security forces have dealt with the worst outbreak of political violence since the 1979 Islamic revolution illustrates the scale of the challenge faced by the Green Revolution's supporters in changing the way the country is governed.

Commentary: U.S. should leave Iran aloneupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 06:42:00

Critics of President Obama, mostly Republicans, have seethed that he has not been more forceful in ripping the theocratic leadership in Iran for their brutal handling of protesters angry with what they see as a stolen election.

Feared Basij militia has deep history in Iranian conflictupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 20:58:00

They may wear a uniform, or ordinary street clothes. Their numbers are unclear. They rush the streets with brute strength.

Clashes in Iran's streetsupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 20:58:00

Demonstrators clash with pro-government Basij militia in Tehran.

Zakaria: 'Fatal wound' inflicted on Iranian regime's ideologyupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 14:33:00

The decisive margin of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's victory in the June 12 election stunned many observers and angered his opponents' supporters, who in the ensuing days took to the streets in protest by the hundreds of thousands.

Opposition plans another rallyupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 18:25:00

After Iran's supreme leader sides with the president, CNN's Reza Sayah reports the ball is now in the opposition's court.

More protests planned in Iran as signs of crackdown emergeupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 18:25:00

Hours after supreme leader Ali Khamenei warned fellow Iranians against continued protests of last week's official election results, plans for further demonstrations appeared to move forward Friday as signs of tightened security emerged.

CNN reporting from Tehranupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 22:26:00

CNN's Reza Sayah reports that protesters have engaged in a new silent strategy, and it's working.

Iran's supreme leader once a student revolutionary himselfupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 22:26:00

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was once a student revolutionary himself, perhaps not much different from the thousands of protesters who this week have taken to the streets in Iran.

Moussavi addresses throngs who march in silent protest in Tehranupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 22:00:00

Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Iran's capital for the sixth day in a row Thursday to protest election results they consider fraudulent.

Thousands rally for Moussaviupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 22:00:00

In this CNN-obtained video, thousands of people march the streets of Tehran, Iran, in support of Mir Hossein Moussavi.

Commentary: Salute the 'bravehearts' of Iranupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 06:42:00

One of my favorite movies is the Academy Award-winning best picture "Braveheart," a fictionalized retelling of the story of William Wallace, the Scots knight and resistance leader during the Scottish independence wars of the 13th century.

Women may sink Ahmadenijadupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 22:24:00

Fawaz Gerges predicts incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadenijad's broken promises to women will cost him in Iran's presidential election.

Iranian leader: No one dares threaten usupdated: Sat Apr 18 2009 05:37:00

The Iranian president on Saturday hailed the nation as "one of the strongest in the region" during a celebration to mark Army Day, according to the semi-official Mehr News Agency.

Iranian leader: Obama's rhetoric not enoughupdated: Sat Mar 21 2009 11:20:00

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday he sees no change in U.S. policy toward Iran despite the U.S. promise of a "new beginning."

Iran reacts to Obama's messageupdated: Sat Mar 21 2009 11:20:00

President Obama delivers a New Year's message to the Iranian people. CNN's Reza Sayah reports on their reaction.

A laugh a minute? Life with Billy Connollyupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 07:23:00

They first met in the autumn of 1979; she playing the role of the lovelorn terrorist, he dressed as a rather sloppy Ayatollah Khomeini.

Revealed: Billy Connolly Part 1updated: Mon Sep 22 2008 07:23:00

The Scottish comedian takes CNN's Revealed on a tour of his eccentric home and recalls his musical beginnings.

Time.com: New Publisher for Muhammad Novelupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 12:20:00

A historical novel about the prophet Muhammad and his child bride that was pulled by Random House over concerns it would anger Muslims will be printed by another German publisher

Time.com: Iran's Election: A Reformist Dilemmaupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 10:00:00

The deck is stacked against them in Friday's election. But opponents of Ahmadinejad are still fighting to get out the vote

Fortune: Made In Iranupdated: Tue Sep 12 2006 09:54:00

Earlier this year, as the rhetoric soared between Tehran and Washington over Iran's nuclear program, the country's two biggest carmakers, Iran Khodro and Saipa, did something executives at Ford, To...

Iran warns U.S. on oil shipmentsupdated: Sun Jun 04 2006 08:32:00

Ayatollah Ali Khameni, Iran's supreme leader, has warned the United States that any "misbehavior" directed at Iran would serve to disrupt Gulf energy shipments.

Iran and UK in row over airportupdated: Sun May 01 2005 05:42:00

Hardline Iranian politicians called on the government on Sunday to sever all diplomatic ties with Britain in a rapidly escalating row over the opening of a new airport serving Tehran.

Faithful mourn pope at churchesupdated: Sun Apr 10 2005 10:03:00

Mourning pilgrims have packed into churches in Rome to remember Pope John Paul II in services presided over by cardinals, who praised the late pontiff for touching hearts around the world.

Cardinals go silentupdated: Sat Apr 09 2005 04:34:00

Roman Catholic cardinals preparing to elect a new pope have unanimously decided not to talk with the media, a Vatican spokesman told reporters Saturday.

Fortune: Iran Looks Eastupdated: Mon Feb 21 2005 00:01:00

It was 1978, and thousands of students were rampaging through the streets of Tehran, burning barricades and chanting their vision of a radical Islamic republic that would transform Iran forever. Ha...

Reformists criticize Iran's supreme leader on electionsupdated: Tue Feb 17 2004 12:11:00

Nearly half the members of Iran's parliament are criticizing the Islamic nation's supreme leader for ordering general elections to go ahead Friday despite widespread belief that they will not be free or fair.

Timeline: Iran in the 20th centuryupdated: Wed Feb 11 2004 04:49:00

Tens of thousands of Iranians have been commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Islamic revolution. Here is a timeline of events that shaped Iran in the 20th century:

Iran celebrates Islamic revolutionupdated: Wed Feb 11 2004 03:21:00

Tens of thousands of Iranians have been holding marches and rallies to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Islamic revolution.

Iran electoral crisis deepensupdated: Sat Jan 31 2004 13:34:00

An electoral crisis loomed Saturday in Iran as the interior minister said February's parliamentary elections would be illegal in light of an impasse over the disqualification of reform candidates.

Fortune: IT'S A FEEING FRENZY! DESPITE INCREASING COMPETITION FROM DISCOUNT BROKERAGES AND ONLINE TRADERS, THE "FULL SERVICE" HOUSES CONTupdated: Mon Sep 30 1996 00:01:00

On Wall Street, the last taboo is commissions. The subject never comes up on the monthly brokerage statement. There you'll see everything else--your cash balance, dividends credited, anticipated in...

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