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Babylon & BeyondIran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, speaking Wednesday in a sermon for the Eid al Fitr holiday, is keeping up his push to mend the divisions left by the nation's disputed and bloody 2009 presidential election....
Babylon & BeyondDressed in black, they came by the tens of thousands from near and far, pouring into the streets of southern Tehran and massing at the Khomeini Mausoleum to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the......
Babylon & BeyondIranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Iranians this month that "frugal" families have nothing to fear from impending economic pressures. But just in case, his government is cracking down on labor activists who may disagree. Three workers from the...
Babylon & BeyondIranian researchers say they have launched the Islamic Republic's first "bio-capsule" into space in order to test the technology's ability to sustain life in orbit, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported Thursday. If successful, the test could...
Babylon & BeyondIranian politics is so complicated. Who can keep track of all the various and ever-shifting factions jostling for control of the Islamic Republic? The irreverent news junkies at Taiwan's NMA television have assembled a hilarious animation, above, that...
Babylon & BeyondIran's conservative establishment struck hard again at President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday, squashing his bid to take over as the country's caretaker oil minister ahead of a controversial government restructuring plan he's pushing. The Guardian...
Babylon & BeyondLebanon is bristling with nervous tension as it awaits the announcement that could spark a new round of civil strife or even another war with Israel, but disaster may not be as imminent as many fear. It has been nearly......
Babylon & BeyondIranian opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi issued a strong statement of support Saturday for the Tunisian revolution that ousted longtime strongman Zine el Abidine ben Ali and the ongoing uprising against Egyptian ruler Hosni Mubarak, linking the...
Babylon & BeyondIranian authorities and the opposition continue to battle over the legacy of Tahrir Square, with both sides claiming an affinity with the popular protest movements in Egypt and around the region. The Iranian judiciary on Wednesday rejected a request by......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIran's supreme leader vowed today he would neither reconsider vote results nor bow to public pressure over the disputed reelection of his ally President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as state-controlled broadcasting intensified a media blitz against the West....
Staff reporterThe first word came from abroad. An aunt in the United States called her Saturday in a panic. "Don't go out into the streets, Golshad," she told her. "They're killing people." The relative proceeded to describe a video, airing on exile television...
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