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.
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Thursday 09 May 2013
Provoking political dispute in the run up to elections has been declared treasonous
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Cameron U-turn over drink pricing
Wednesday 06 February 2013
Iran’s President has offered to help rescue Egypt’s failing economy with a “big credit line”, another sign of improving relations between two regional powers after a freeze of more than three decades.
Monday 04 February 2013
Iran claims to have built a stealth plane despite being under an international arms embargo.
Monday 17 December 2012
The release from jail of a son of Iran's conservative former President, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, has sparked a new round of speculation about the veteran politician's future.
Tuesday 27 November 2012
'World's sexiest...' polls can often turn up a surprise outside contender, so one might forgive China's state-run newspaper for not questioning a spoof report that hailed the leader of their close ally North Korea as the "Sexiest Man Alive".
Friday 09 November 2012
At a forum to advance democracy and equality, some leaders are more on-message than others
Monday 15 October 2012
World leaders should not ignore the atrocities being committed in Syria, Foreign Secretary William Hague said today as he welcomed another round of EU sanctions against President Bashar Assad's regime.
Wednesday 03 October 2012
Ahmadinejad could face increasing domestic attacks before elections
Saturday 29 September 2012
A joke by the American satirical newspaper The Onion appears to have got lost in translation.
Wednesday 22 August 2012
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will attend a summit meeting of leaders of non-aligned developing nations in Tehran next week, defying calls from the United States and Israel to boycott the event, UN diplomats said today.
Tuesday 21 August 2012
Iran's president today unveiled an upgraded version of a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile just weeks after it was test-fired, the country's state-media reported.
Saturday 18 August 2012
Israel's existence is an "insult to all humanity", Iran's President said yesterday in one of his sharpest attacks yet against the Jewish state, as Israel openly debates whether to attack Iran over its nuclear programme.
Tuesday 31 July 2012
A US judge says al-Qa'ida, the Taliban and Iran should pay $6 billion to relatives of September 11 victims for aiding in the 2001 terror attacks in New York.
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