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'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.

Wife fears for safety of detained Iranian activistupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 18:03:00

The wife of an Iranian pro-reformist activist detained as he tried to leave the country last week says she is "deeply concerned" for his safety.

A wife's fearsupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 18:03:00

Political activist Fatemeh Shams hasn't heard from her husband since he was prevented from leaving Iran.

Reports: Iranian football stars 'retired' after match protestupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 14:18:00

Four Iranian footballers have been "retired" from the national side after protesting against the contested election result in the country during a match against South Korea, according to media reports.

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.

Opposition candidate Karroubi assails Iran's state-run mediaupdated: Tue Jun 23 2009 21:53:00

As Iran extended the deadline Tuesday to file complaints about the disputed presidential election, one candidate lashed out at the hardline government while another went the opposite direction and withdrew his accusations.

Clerics join Iran's anti-government protestsupdated: Tue Jun 23 2009 18:45:00

A photo showing Iranian clerics prominently participating in an anti-government protest speaks volumes about the new face of Iran's opposition movement.

Pahlavi calls vote 'fraud'updated: Mon Jun 22 2009 20:36:00

Iran's former crown prince and a leading advocate for civil disobedience, Reza Pahlavi, calls Iran's election a "fraud."

Riot police confront protesters in Tehran, witnesses sayupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 20:36:00

A defiant and chaotic protest sprouted in and around a public square Monday despite a warning by Iran's Revolutionary Guard against the kind of street demonstrations that have roiled Iran for more than a week, witnesses said.

Commentary: Iran conflict isn't class warfareupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 11:40:00

In a short essay that Abbas Amanat, a scholar of 19th-century Iran at Yale University, was asked to write for The New York Times on the current crisis in Iran, he asserted that what we are witnessing is "the rise of a new middle class whose demands stand in contrast to the radicalism of the incumbent President [Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad and the core conservative values of the clerical elite, which no doubt has the backing of a religiously conservative sector of the population."

Iran slams 'meddling West' over electionupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 10:40:00

Iran stepped up allegations Monday against the West of "meddling" in its disputed presidential election even as its election authority reportedly acknowledged that the number of ballots cast in dozens of cities exceeded the number of eligible voters in those areas.

Wolfowitz: U.S. should reach out to Moussaviupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 01:27:00

President Obama should reach out to Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi as tensions in Iran over the disputed presidential elections continue to heighten, a former Bush administration official told CNN Sunday.

Images from Tehran clashesupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 01:27:00

CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva on Sunday talks with a young woman who was a witness to Saturday clashes on Tehran streets.

Chaos prevails as protesters, police clash in Iranian capitalupdated: Sun Jun 21 2009 00:37:00

Thousands of defiant protesters swept again Saturday into the streets of the Iranian capital, where they clashed with police armed with batons, tear gas and water cannons.

Arab world scrutinizing events in Iranupdated: Sun Jun 21 2009 00:07:00

The Arab world is among the worldwide audience that has been closely watching as events in Iran have unfolded over the past week.

Moussavi Facebook page throws blame back on regimeupdated: Sat Jun 20 2009 21:43:00

Iran's ruling system is "going to the slaughterhouse" because of the national outrage over last week's fraudulent presidential election, the Facebook page of Iran's top opposition presidential candidate quoted him Saturday as saying.

Police charge protestersupdated: Sat Jun 20 2009 21:37:00

Amateur video shows police charging toward people protesting Iran's election results.

Supreme leader means businessupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 22:37:00

CNN's Rick Sanchez talks about Ayatollah Ali Khamenei with his panel.

Chants against West punctuate Khamenei's defiant speechupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 22:37:00

People in the crowd sang songs of tribute as they waited.

Analysis: Iranian leader's ultimatum to protestersupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 21:39:00

Iran's supreme leader delivered an impassioned defense of the Islamic Republic on Friday, insisting a majority of Iranians had faith in the existing establishment and issuing a "religious ultimatum" to protesters to end days of street demonstrations triggered by last week's presidential election.

Iran's supreme leader warns protestersupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 21:34:00

Iran's supreme leader is warning the thousands of people who have been protesting last week's presidential vote to maintain self-restraint or face a stiff reaction from authorities.

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.

Arab neighbors watch Iran's troublesupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 18:05:00

"Millions voted for President Ahmadinejad and that makes the elections definitive," declared Iran's Grand Ayatollah Ali Akbar Khamenei during his Friday sermon.

Basiji crackdown in Iranupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 17:51:00

This amateur video shows night shots of Iran's government police (Basiji) cracking down on a private home of protesters.

Women in Iran march against discriminationupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 17:51:00

Like thousands of other Iranian women, Parisa took to Tehran's streets this week, her heart brimming with hope. "Change," said the placards around her.

Iran 'craves to be recognized,' scholar saysupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 15:01:00

The turmoil in Iran is about a country screaming out for global recognition, said Badi Badiozamani, an author, scholar and Iran expert.

Iran's supreme leader rejects vote fraud claimsupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 11:33:00

Iran's supreme leader on Friday rejected opposition claims that last week's presidential elections were rigged, describing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's win as "definitive" and demanding an end to days of protests.

Khamenei denies vote-riggingupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 11:24:00

CNN's Christiane Amanpour discusses the key points hit by Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a speech at Tehran University.

Analyst: Power struggle will continue in Iranupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 11:24:00

CNN: What, in your estimate, will Iran be like in two weeks? Do you expect the government to crack down to end the protests?

Timeline: 2009 Iran presidential electionsupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 07:34:00

June 12 Presidential elections are held following a campaign that saw huge rallies held in support of both incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and main opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi, suggesting the race would be closely fought.

Night street shots in Tehranupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 22:38:00

CNN has obtained images of crowded streets of Tehran, Iran, at night plus small fires on the right side of the road.

Cries in the dark: 'God is great'updated: Thu Jun 18 2009 22:38:00

Even sequestered by government order in our hotel, we could still hear the sounds of protests in the night.

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.

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.

Ahmadinejad says remarks taken out of contextupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 21:00:00

Six days after official election results awarded him victory in Iran's presidential elections and four days after he compared the putative losers to fans of a losing soccer team, unleashing a wave of fury in his country, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a broadcast aired Thursday his remarks had been taken out of context.

Ahmadinejad online supportupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 21:00:00

CNN's Errol Barnett updates the latest images and video from Iran and sites supporting President Ahmadinejad.

Iranian students protestupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 17:50:00

An iReporter captures students at Sharif University of Technology protesting election results.

Iran's supreme leader to speak at site of crackdownupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 17:50:00

Iran's supreme leader will deliver a sermon Friday at Tehran University, just days after a bloody crackdown at the school, according to a statement from the pro-government Basij militia.

Analysis: Iran's conservative leadership divided amid unrestupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 16:49:00

There are signs that the ongoing protests against last week's presidential election results may be starting to divide Iran's conservative leadership.

Moussavi: Improbable challenger for Iranian regimeupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 13:00:00

Mir Hossein Moussavi, whose apparent defeat in Iran's presidential election has sparked unprecedented demonstrations against the regime, is an unlikely challenger to the country's populist President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

We want your comments on Iranupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 12:50:00

The eyes of the world are on Iran as protesters take to the streets in the wake of last week's disputed presidential election.

Atlanta protesters join others across U.S. angry about Iranupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 12:23:00

Dozens of Iranian-Americans, energized by the opposition movement in Iran, protested in solidarity Tuesday in Atlanta.

'People are hopeless'updated: Thu Jun 18 2009 12:00:00

A supporter of Mir Hossein Moussavi tells CNN many Iranians are planning to flee the country.

Tehran tense as Iran's supreme leader endorses vote outcomeupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 12:00:00

Iran's supreme leader gave his blessing to the outcome of the country's presidential election Sunday despite widespread allegations of fraud, calling the results "a divine miracle," the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

Iran's soccer team wears symbolic green bandsupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 05:53:00

Members of Iran's national soccer team wore green arm and wrist bands Wednesday during their World Cup qualifying match against South Korea.

Iranian-Americans protest in D.C.updated: Thu Jun 18 2009 03:54:00

Iranian-Americans demonstrated on the streets of Washington on Wednesday evening, marching from Iranian diplomatic offices to the Russian embassy, in protest of both governments' actions.

Stolen election in Iran?updated: Thu Jun 18 2009 01:58:00

CNN's Anna Coren talks to Iran expert Karim Sadjadpour about President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed victory.

Would an Iran with Moussavi at the helm look different?updated: Thu Jun 18 2009 01:58:00

He's been labeled by many as the "reformist," a man who can take Iran beyond the truculent anti-Western rhetoric of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Iranian-Americans keep tabs on election aftermath from afarupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 00:18:00

In a hat store on trendy Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California, Ariane Azarpira and her daughter Samira searched for cyberspace clues to the well-being of friends and family in Iran.

Iranian protesters mostly unfazed by government warningsupdated: Wed Jun 17 2009 22:21:00

Marching in dramatic silence, many with tape over their mouths, hundreds of thousands of Iranians kept alive public support for opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi Wednesday even as the government stepped up efforts to thwart daily protests calling for a new presidential election.

Relatives: Iranian activist pulled from hospital bed, arrestedupdated: Wed Jun 17 2009 18:19:00

A former Iranian deputy prime minister who headed a group supporting increased freedom and democracy was pulled from his hospital bed and arrested Wednesday in Tehran, his granddaughter told CNN.

Iranian-Americans say history is at handupdated: Wed Jun 17 2009 18:02:00

Some Iranian-Americans, watching the post-election unrest in Iran, say the tug-of-war between the people and their hardline government has come to a head after three decades.

Rival demonstrations fill Tehran streetsupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 21:45:00

Supporters of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his main political rival attended demonstrations at separate locations in Tehran on Tuesday in the wake of last week's disputed presidential election.

Iran bans international journalists from covering ralliesupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 18:58:00

Iran's government Tuesday banned international media from covering rallies in Tehran being held in the wake of last week's disputed presidential election.

Protests in Iranupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 18:58:00

CNN's Christiane Amanpour reports on the massive protest in Iran that follows elections.

Commentary: Iranians want more democracyupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 18:50:00

In a poll conducted three weeks before Iran's June 12 vote, our nonprofit organizations found a consensus among Iranians, including almost all of those who told us they would vote for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. And that consensus is that Iranians want a truly democratic system.

Analysts pore over 'ambiguous' Iran resultsupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 17:49:00

Iranian presidential challenger Mir Hossein Moussavi's hometown of Tabriz is Exhibit A for his supporters as they argue that last week's election was rigged.

What is the Guardian Council?updated: Tue Jun 16 2009 17:49:00

CNN's Ivan Watson takes a look at the men behind Iran's Guardian Council and the power they wield.

Moussavi vows to 'pay any cost' to fight Iran election resultsupdated: Mon Jun 15 2009 22:06:00

Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Moussavi told followers Monday he will "pay any cost" to contest the country's presidential election results, but said he had little hope his challenge would succeed.

Media group asks nations not to recognize Iran resultsupdated: Mon Jun 15 2009 16:03:00

Media rights group Reporters Without Borders is urging nations to not recognize the results of Iran's presidential election, citing censorship and a crackdown on journalists.

World reacts to Iran electionupdated: Mon Jun 15 2009 16:03:00

CNN's Ram Ramgopal looks at reaction from around the world to the election result in Iran.

Hatred, chaos and savage beatings in Tehranupdated: Mon Jun 15 2009 12:50:00

He was surrounded and pleading for them to stop but six men with clubs, batons and metal rods kept battering a young Iranian man with ruthless force. The swing that keeps replaying in my head was the black baton that smashed the man in the skull behind his left ear.

Commentary: Iran's hardliners are the real losersupdated: Mon Jun 15 2009 12:42:00

With an apparent political coup in Iran by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his supporters over the weekend, the ruling mullahs have dispensed with all democratic pretense and joined the ranks of traditional dictators in the Middle East.

King: Iran vote, health care battles dominate debateupdated: Mon Jun 15 2009 11:17:00

Another interesting Sunday, this one dominated by the complicated policy and political choices of the debate over health care and the uncertainty the disputed presidential election in Iran adds to the already unpredictable U.S. and international dealings with Tehran.

Clashes in Iran reveal deep divideupdated: Sun Jun 14 2009 22:51:00

A group of 20 to 30 men, carrying clubs and metal pipes, banged on the door of an apartment building in a Tehran neighborhood.

Gallery: Iranians protest around worldupdated: Sun Jun 14 2009 22:39:00

The landslide defeat of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's leading opponent, Mir Hossein Moussavi, who some analysts predicted would win the election, triggered protests around the world.

What of Ahmadinejad's challenger?updated: Sun Jun 14 2009 22:33:00

CNN's Christiane Amanpour asks Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the status of his rival, Mir Hossein Moussavi.

Ahmadinejad: No guarantee on rival's safetyupdated: Sun Jun 14 2009 22:33:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declined Sunday to guarantee the safety of his defeated rival Mir Hossein Moussavi in response to a question from CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.

Iranians protest in Londonupdated: Sun Jun 14 2009 22:08:00

Hundreds of people wave Iranian flags outside the Iranian embassy in London to protest Pres. Ahmadinejad's re-election.

Biden expresses 'doubts' about Iranian electionupdated: Sun Jun 14 2009 22:08:00

Vice President Joe Biden expressed doubts Sunday about the validity of Iran's presidential election, but said it will take time to analyze the results.

U.S., Canada keeping close eye on Iran's election outcomeupdated: Sat Jun 13 2009 23:39:00

The White House remained neutral on the re-election of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, praising the spirited debate among voters, but joined Canada on Saturday in saying it is monitoring reports of irregularities.

Ahmadinejad hails election as protests growupdated: Sat Jun 13 2009 23:37:00

As street protests and voter skepticism rose over Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's election victory, the incumbent leader hailed the vote, saying it was a "great ordeal" but one that pointed "the way to the future."

Election officials: Ahmadinejad has large lead in Iranupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 23:08:00

Defying many predictions, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad held a commanding lead in the presidential vote count early Saturday, election officials with Iran's Interior Ministry said.

Zakaria: Iran election could make historyupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 17:27:00

Voters turned out in heavy numbers Friday in Iran's election. Some lined up before polls opened, and others waited more than three hours under the hot sun to cast their ballots.

Iran campaigning intensifiesupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 12:02:00

As Iran's presidential election nears, CNN's Christiane Amanpour reports emotions on the street are running high.

Moussavi: Painter, architect and possibly Iran's next presidentupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 12:02:00

Mir Hossein Moussavi, Iran's former prime minister, has emerged as a serious contender to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who was, for months, considered a shoo-in for re-election to the Iranian presidency.

Iranian election could be test for women's rightsupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 22:24:00

There's no doubt that Iran's election will be a major test for incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. But many Iranian women hope the results will also shake the current status of women in the Islamic republic.

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 political drama unfolds as election nearsupdated: Wed Jun 10 2009 23:03:00

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad further fueled the unprecedented drama in Iranian politics ahead of Friday's national elections, giving a fiery response Wednesday to harsh criticism from one of the country's top politicians and other critics.

Political rallies jam Tehran's streets ahead of key voteupdated: Wed Jun 10 2009 11:39:00

The sidewalks of Iran's capital are jammed with political rallies, just days before the Islamic republic decides on its next president.

Iran's Khatami won't run for president, state news agency saysupdated: Mon Mar 16 2009 08:16:00

Iran's moderate former president will not challenge President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the upcoming presidential election, the state-run Fars news agency said Monday.

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