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Ruhollah Khomeini

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  • 'Game changers'

    When -- not if -- is the only mystery about an Iranian nuclear bomb. All the warning signs are there. 'Game changers' In 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama on two occasions went out of his way to warn the Iranians that the development of a...
  • The Iranian 'moderate' Hasan Rouhani is more show than substance

    The Iranian 'moderate' Hasan Rouhani is more show than substance
    — The search, now 30 years old, for Iranian "moderates" goes on. Amid the enthusiasm of the latest sighting, it's worth remembering that the highlight of the Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages debacle was the secret trip to Tehran taken by Robert...
  • What's your foreign policy, Mr. President?

    "We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression." -- Ronald Reagan, March 23, 1983 President Reagan's speech to the nation 30 ago launched a major arms buildup to confront the expanding military power and political...
  • Alan Weisman's 'Countdown' points to Earth's population explosion

    Alan Weisman's 'Countdown' points to Earth's population explosion
    In "The World Without Us," Alan Weisman took readers for a romp through the misty primeval forest in Poland and splashed into gin-clear waters to gaze upon one the most remote and intact coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean. Besides highlighting a few of...
  • 8/9/2013-BFF Not

    8/9/2013-BFF Not
    I haven’t drawn Vladimir Putin in a very long time. He’s easy enough. He’s got that pouty mouth and deep-set eyes. He’s much easier to draw than Mikhail Gorbachev. Gorby looked like an average western businessman. The only thing...
  • Hoping for change in Syria

    Remember when President Obama used to warn Syria's Bashar al-Assad to stop his mass killing and step down? Muammar Gadhafi's dictatorship had then just collapsed under Western bombing. The murders of Americans in Benghazi and the subsequent postwar...
  • Review: 'Strange Rebels' by Christian Caryl

    Review: 'Strange Rebels' by Christian Caryl
    The rebels of Christian Caryl's "Strange Rebels" are a motley lot. They include Margaret Thatcher, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and his followers, Pope John Paul II, Deng Xiaoping, and the Afghan insurgents who fought back against the Soviet invasion...
  • Reward for killing Salman Rushdie upped by Iranian foundation

     
    The reward for killing Salman Rushdie has been upped to $3.3 million by a semiofficial Iranian religious foundation, Iranian media reported this weekend. The increased bounty appeared to be linked to the infuriated protests coursing through the Muslim...
  • Iran reformist cleric wants referendum on nuclear program

     
    How much does the Iranian public really support Iran’s contested nuclear program? One prominent and outspoken revolutionary cleric, Abdullah Nouri, has suggested that the question be put to the Iranian people in a national referendum, according to...
  • Salman Rushdie, freedom writer

    Salman Rushdie, freedom writer
    In the 1990s, he was the world-famous novelist few people officially laid eyes on. Of Salman Rushdie's dozen-plus novels, it was "The Satanic Verses" (1988) that raised a hue and cry and sent him undercover: Its supposedly sacrilegious portrayal of the...
  • Tunisian Man Arrested in Deadly Attack on Benghazi Consulate

    Tunisian Man Arrested in Deadly Attack on Benghazi Consulate
    The Tunisian government on Wednesday confirmed it has arrested a 28-year-old Tunisian reportedly linked to the U.S. Consulate attack in Libya, according to the AP. Tunisian Interior Ministry spokesman Tarrouch Khaled said Ali Harzi was in custody in...
  • Versed in Hiding

    Versed in Hiding
    For more than two decades after that awful February day in 1989, when Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini asked Muslims everywhere to kill Salman Rushdie for allegedly offending Islam with his novel “The Satanic Verses,” the author was never sure that...