A witness describes beatings at a new protest under way in downtown Tehran.
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.
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.
Political activist Fatemeh Shams hasn't heard from her husband since he was prevented from leaving Iran.
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.
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.
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.
A photo showing Iranian clerics prominently participating in an anti-government protest speaks volumes about the new face of Iran's opposition movement.
Iran's former crown prince and a leading advocate for civil disobedience, Reza Pahlavi, calls Iran's election a "fraud."
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.
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 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.
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.
CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva on Sunday talks with a young woman who was a witness to Saturday clashes on Tehran streets.
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.
The Arab world is among the worldwide audience that has been closely watching as events in Iran have unfolded over the past week.
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.
Amateur video shows police charging toward people protesting Iran's election results.
CNN's Rick Sanchez talks about Ayatollah Ali Khamenei with his panel.
People in the crowd sang songs of tribute as they waited.
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 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.
After Iran's supreme leader sides with the president, CNN's Reza Sayah reports the ball is now in the opposition's court.
"Millions voted for President Ahmadinejad and that makes the elections definitive," declared Iran's Grand Ayatollah Ali Akbar Khamenei during his Friday sermon.
This amateur video shows night shots of Iran's government police (Basiji) cracking down on a private home of protesters.
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.
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 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.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour discusses the key points hit by Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a speech at Tehran University.
CNN: What, in your estimate, will Iran be like in two weeks? Do you expect the government to crack down to end the protests?
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.
CNN has obtained images of crowded streets of Tehran, Iran, at night plus small fires on the right side of the road.
Even sequestered by government order in our hotel, we could still hear the sounds of protests in the night.
In this CNN-obtained video, thousands of people march the streets of Tehran, Iran, in support of Mir Hossein Moussavi.
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.
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.
CNN's Errol Barnett updates the latest images and video from Iran and sites supporting President Ahmadinejad.
An iReporter captures students at Sharif University of Technology protesting election results.
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.
There are signs that the ongoing protests against last week's presidential election results may be starting to divide Iran's conservative leadership.
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.
The eyes of the world are on Iran as protesters take to the streets in the wake of last week's disputed presidential election.
Dozens of Iranian-Americans, energized by the opposition movement in Iran, protested in solidarity Tuesday in Atlanta.
A supporter of Mir Hossein Moussavi tells CNN many Iranians are planning to flee the country.
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.
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 demonstrated on the streets of Washington on Wednesday evening, marching from Iranian diplomatic offices to the Russian embassy, in protest of both governments' actions.
CNN's Anna Coren talks to Iran expert Karim Sadjadpour about President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed victory.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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's government Tuesday banned international media from covering rallies in Tehran being held in the wake of last week's disputed presidential election.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour reports on the massive protest in Iran that follows elections.
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.
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.
CNN's Ivan Watson takes a look at the men behind Iran's Guardian Council and the power they wield.
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 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.
CNN's Ram Ramgopal looks at reaction from around the world to the election result in Iran.
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.
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.
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.
A group of 20 to 30 men, carrying clubs and metal pipes, banged on the door of an apartment building in a Tehran neighborhood.
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.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour asks Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the status of his rival, Mir Hossein Moussavi.
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.
Hundreds of people wave Iranian flags outside the Iranian embassy in London to protest Pres. Ahmadinejad's re-election.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
As Iran's presidential election nears, CNN's Christiane Amanpour reports emotions on the street are running high.
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.
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.
Fawaz Gerges predicts incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadenijad's broken promises to women will cost him in Iran's presidential election.
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.
The sidewalks of Iran's capital are jammed with political rallies, just days before the Islamic republic decides on its next president.
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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