Samereh Alinejad stopped Balal Abdullah's hanging at the last moment
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Wednesday 12 June 2013
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Sole reformist candidate Mohammad Reza Aref withdraws from Iran elections to elect successor to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Tuesday 11 June 2013
Liberals and moderates in the Islamic Republic left with few option in presidential race
Monday 10 June 2013
Twenty survivors of Saddam Hussein’s deadly 1988 chemical weapons attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja have requested a judicial investigation of French suppliers, saying executives knew what they were sending to the Iraqi dictator.
Sunday 09 June 2013
Iran's eight presidential candidates quarrelled about talks with world powers over the country's disputed nuclear programme on Friday as they held their final televised debate before next week's election.
Saturday 08 June 2013
First things first – where do you get those outfits?
Friday 07 June 2013
A suicide car bomb attack has killed eight Iranian pilgrims and wounded 25 others north of Baghdad, police say.
Monday 03 June 2013
The Iranian government claims it has captured a “spy ring” working for Israel and Britain which had planned to carry out “sabotage and assassinations” to undermine the impending national elections in the country.
Sunday 02 June 2013
Newspaper close to Ahmadinejad suspended while supporters of moderate rounded up
Friday 31 May 2013
The Obama administration has eased long-standing sanctions that have blocked American companies from selling mobile phones and other personal technology products to Iranian citizens, paving the way for ordinary Iranians to legally buy the latest Apple iPhone or Google tablet.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
Syria's main opposition bloc has urged the European Union to quickly supply rebels fighting president Bashar Assad's forces with sophisticated weapons and help them overthrow his regime.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
A report on the conflict in Syria by the European Council for Foreign Relations argues two things: one, arming the rebels will only make the situation worse; two, Iran needs to be brought into diplomatic discussions. Donald Macintyre backs the report in today's column for Independent Voices. There is anything but consensus on the issue however, as these pieces from the Financial Times and Washington Post illustrate.
Friday 24 May 2013
With 700 candidates – even Ahmadinejad’s preferred heir – barred, election is all but over
Tuesday 21 May 2013
One of Iran's most reform-minded presidential candidates has been barred from standing in next month's presidential ballot by the conservative Guardian Council leaving just eight men on the ballot paper, all of whom are considered hardliners.
Thursday 16 May 2013
Women seeking to run in the presidential election on 14 June have been told they are not allowed to take part.
Thursday 09 May 2013
Provoking political dispute in the run up to elections has been declared treasonous
Lincoln MP Karl McCartney 'denied all knowledge' of the Twitter activity
Detective novelist who wrote Death comes to Pemberley passed away peacefully at her home, aged 94
Sites using the popular Gigya comment platform were attacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA)
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy after appearing in mock TV wedding scene
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