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  • Iran eases terms of detention for opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi

    Iran eases terms of detention for opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi
    TEHRAN -- Iranian authorities have eased the terms of confinement of Mehdi Karroubi, a leader of the opposition “Green Movement” that was crushed after disputed presidential elections in 2009, his son said Sunday. The ailing Karroubi, 76,...
  • The Week Ahead: North Korea conciliatory, Iran holds humdrum vote

    North Korea: Baby steps back from the brink Wednesday, June 12 – After more than a month of ominous silence that followed threats to launch nuclear weapons, North Korea appears to be making modest motions toward easing tensions on the divided...
  • U.N. chief raises human rights in Tehran, stuns hosts

     
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon veered off Iran's preferred script Wednesday, questioning the nation's human rights record at a high-profile international gathering that Iran views as a validation of its global standing....
  • IRAN: Hardliners push for family-law bill that activists say further erodes women's rights

     
    Women's-rights activists and reformist politicians are alarmed over the push by some hardliners to reintroduce a family-law bill that not only moderates but also some staunch conservatives find discriminatory against women. Zahra Rahnavard, the Iranian...
  • IRAN: Persian 'blogfather' Hossein Derakhshan faces death sentence

     
    Hossein Derakhshan was revered as the "blogfather" of Iran even after he alienated much of the online community by renouncing his reformist ideals to become one of the government's staunchest defenders. But it seems his conversion came too late, as......
  • IRAN: Despite crackdown, students stage anti-government protests nationwide

     
    Defying a severe crackdown against the opposition and widespread political repression, Iranian students on Tuesday staged small anti-government protests throughout the country on the anniversary of Students Day. Amateur video footage taken during...
  • LEBANON: Hezbollah strays from Iranian line on WikiLeaks, praises its disclosures

     
    Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah appears to have acknowledged the credibility of WikiLeaks, breaking with the official stance of the group's patron, Iran, that the leaked diplomatic cables are part of some American and Israeli-backed conspiracy. By...
  • IRAN: Opposition leaders slam 'rubber-stamp' death sentences

     
    Iranian opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karrubi slammed what they described as the rising number of "rubber-stamp" death penalties in Iran during a meeting with Grand Ayatollah Assadollah Bayat Zanjani on Monday, according to the...
  • IRAN: Opposition seeks permit to march in support of Egyptian uprising

     
    Iran's two main opposition leaders have called on Tehran's hard-line rulers to walk the walk instead of just talking the talk. Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi have asked the Interior Ministry, which is controlled by an acolyte of Supreme Leader.......
  • IRAN: Opposition comes out swinging as revolutionary anniversary approaches

     
    Iranian opposition leaders slammed the government and ruling elite on Tuesday, just three days before the 32nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, accusing them of exploiting religion in order to suppress popular resistance to their rule....
  • IRAN: Government says only regime supporters can march for Egypt

     
    Iranian authorities and the opposition continue to battle over the legacy of Tahrir Square, with both sides claiming an affinity with the popular protest movements in Egypt and around the region. The Iranian judiciary on Wednesday rejected a request by......
  • IRAN: Warships may still pass through Suez Canal

     
    Iran is arranging with Egyptian officials to have two of its warships pass through the Suez Canal, Iran's state-run Press TV said Thursday. Press TV cited an unidentified naval official as saying Iranian officials were in contact with Egypt to......