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  • IRAN: Heavy security presence as tensions run high [Update]

     
    Reports of clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces in some Iranian cities surfaced on opposition news sites Sunday, which was supposed to be a day of nationwide demonstrations, but restrictions on independent media have made such...
  • IRAN: Government-controlled media mute on deadly protests in Syria

     
    The deadly mass demonstrations that have rocked Syria for the last 10 days and constitute the greatest challenge to President Bashar Assad since he took power 11 years ago have been a top news item on many media networks around......
  • U.N. chief raises human rights in Tehran, stuns hosts

     
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon veered off Iran's preferred script Wednesday, questioning the nation's human rights record at a high-profile international gathering that Iran views as a validation of its global standing....
  • Climate control 'sea change' in U.S.

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama said today that expected House passage of an energy bill controlling greenhouse gas emissions will affirm an American "commitment'' to combating global warming, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called it "a sea...
  • IRAN: Green movement 'understands world's concerns' over nuclear Iran

     
    A spokesman for Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi is telling the "citizens of the world" and especially "the people and government of America" that the opposition shares international concerns about the possibility of a nuclear-armed Iran. The...
  • IRAN: 'Dull' annual press fair turns into a chaotic protest, counter-protest

     
    An ordinarily staid annual media expo in Tehran erupted into chaos this week as opposition supporters and pro-government militiamen squared off. Normally, the 16-year-old exhibition is meant to showcase Iranian press as well as international news...
  • IRAN: Grim fates for prisoners with ties to foreigners

     
    No mercy for those accused of trying to topple the Islamic Republic. Britain on Thursday protested a four-year jail sentence apparently imposed on one of its senior employees at its embassy in Tehran accused of spying and fomenting violence. Hossein......
  • IRAN: Authorities hand back Shirin Ebadi's Nobel Peace Prize medal

     
    Iranian authorities have handed back the Nobel Peace Prize medal taken from the bank safety deposit box of laureate Shirin Ebadi, Norwegian officials acknowledged in an announcement posted on the website of the country's foreign ministry. Unnamed...
  • IRAN: Five charged over Ashura protests as long list of prominent detainees emerges

     
    Five of the hundreds of people who were arrested during the violent protests that erupted in Iran on the Shiite Muslim mourning day Ashura on Dec. 27 are to be tried as moharebeh, or enemies of God, Iranian media reports.......
  • IRAN: Provincial court official shot dead by unknown gunmen near Turkish border

     
    More deadly violence in Iran. This time, a prosecutor in Iran’s northwestern province of West Azerbaijan was gunned down by unidentified attackers late Monday night, media reports say. Two gunmen reportedly opened fire on Vali Haji-Qolizadeh, the city...
  • IRAN: On the streets and on the subways, opposition demonstrates on 22 Bahman

     
    "Death to Russia," the protesters chant in the video above, countering the pro-government slogans of "Death to Israel" and "Death to America" on Thursday during the 22 Bahman. In the video after the jump below, a group of people are......