Ex-home secretary Jack Straw returns from a visit to Tehran convinced that it’s time for the West to rethink its relationship with the regime
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Wednesday 01 June 2011
Iran's parliament has voted to refer President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the judiciary over what politicians say is a violation of the constitution.
Wednesday 25 May 2011
A lethal explosion at an Iranian oil refinery during a visit by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yesterday left the President unhurt but delivered an embarrassing blow to his drive to increase gasoline output.
Saturday 21 May 2011
An aide in Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's inner circle has been arrested, ramping up the pressure on the embattled leader who is mired in a bitter power struggle with Iran's leading cleric.
Saturday 14 May 2011
Iran's president has fired three key Cabinet ministers — all of who were his staunch loyalists — amid an ongoing power struggle between the parliament and his government.
Thursday 12 May 2011
Friday 06 May 2011
Monday 02 May 2011
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attended his first cabinet meeting for more than a week yesterday, dismissing rumours of a damaging split with the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to reports. Mr Ahmadinejad's close relationship with the senior cleric, who has the last word in the Islamic Republic's affairs, was strained two weeks ago, according to some analysts.
Sunday 01 May 2011
Saturday 30 April 2011
He's still a firm believer in truth and justice, but the world's foremost superhero is no longer sure he can carry on proudly endorsing the American way. As he approaches his 80th birthday, Superman has made a shock decision: he intends to renounce his US citizenship.
Friday 01 April 2011
Perhaps it was the pressure of the moment, or maybe the prime ministerial stiletto is not as sharp as it was. Whatever the excuse, David Cameron's description of Ed Balls as "the most annoying person in modern politics" has had experts in the field shaking their heads in disbelief.
Wednesday 09 March 2011
Hardliners have forced former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani from his position as head of a powerful organisation of the clergy in charge of choosing or dismissing Iran's supreme leader.
Tuesday 08 March 2011
Wednesday 02 March 2011
Monday 28 February 2011
Two of Iran's main opposition leaders and their wives are said to be in grave danger after security forces apparently abducted them from their homes, where they were under house arrest.
Friday 18 February 2011
Thousands of government supporters have called for the execution of opposition leaders at Friday prayers in the Iranian capital Tehran, following last week's anti-government demonstrations.
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