Samereh Alinejad stopped Balal Abdullah's hanging at the last moment
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Wednesday 12 June 2013
Allen Lane, £25
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
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
Russian warships in English Channel 'to conduct anti-aircraft and anti-submarine military drills'
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