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Politics Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

  • Iranian students run for cover from tear gas at the University of Tehran during a demonstration in the capital of Tehran, December 30, 2017.

    Iranian security forces struggled to contain the boldest challenge to the clerical leadership since unrest in 2009.

  • *Some demonstrators chant "Long live Reza Shah", breaking a taboo. LONDON, Dec 31- Iran warned of a crackdown on Sunday against demonstrators who pose one of the biggest challenges to both the government and clerical leadership in power since the 1979 revolution. Tens of thousands of Iranians have protested across the country since Thursday against the Islamic...

  • *Some demonstrators chant "Long live Reza Shah", breaking a taboo. LONDON, Dec 31- Iran warned of a crackdown on Sunday against demonstrators who pose one of the biggest challenges to both the government and clerical leadership in power since the 1979 revolution. Tens of thousands of Iranians have protested across the country since Thursday against the Islamic...

  • LONDON, Dec 31- Protesters in Iran who have staged three days of demonstrations over economic hardship and alleged corruption should pay a high price if they break the law, the government said on Sunday. The wave of anti-government demonstrations in several cities are the biggest challenge to Iran's leaders since unrest in 2009 that followed the disputed...

  • People gather to protest over high cost of living in Tehran, Iran on December 30, 2017.

    Two protesters were shot dead in the western town of Dorud on Saturday night.

  • LONDON, Dec 31- Protesters in Iran who have staged three days of demonstrations over economic hardship and alleged corruption should pay a high price if they break the law, the government said on Sunday. The wave of anti-government demonstrations in several cities are the biggest challenge to Iran's leaders since unrest in 2009 that followed the disputed...

  • *Trump criticises arrests, Iran rejects criticism. DUBAI, Dec 30- Street protests hit Iran for a third day running on Saturday, spreading to the capital Tehran with crowds confronting police and attacking some state buildings, and a social media report said two demonstrators had been shot dead in a provincial town. Saturday's protests, in fact, coincided with...

  • *Trump criticises arrests, Iran rejects criticism. DUBAI, Dec 30- Street protests hit Iran for a third day running on Saturday, spreading to the capital Tehran with crowds confronting police and attacking some state buildings, and a social media report said two demonstrators had been shot dead in a provincial town. Saturday's protests, in fact, coincided with...

  • *Tehran students stone police, pro-gov't crowd forms nearby. DUBAI, Dec 30- Anti-government protests broke out in Iran for the third day running on Saturday as separate state-sponsored rallies were staged to mark the end of unrest that shook the country in 2009, according to Iranian news agencies and state media. State television showed a rally in the capital...

  • DUBAI, Dec 30- Annual nationwide pro-government rallies were held in Iran on Saturday to mark the end of unrest which shook the country in 2009, state media reported, while local news agency and social media reports said a third day of protests had begun. State television showed a rally in the capital Tehran and marchers carrying banners in support of Supreme...

  • DUBAI, Dec 30- Annual nationwide pro-government rallies were held in Iran on Saturday to mark the end of the unrest that shook the country in 2009, state media reported, a day after price protests turned political in a dozen cities. State television showed a rally in the capital Tehran and marchers carrying banners in support of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali...

  • DUBAI, Dec 30- Annual nationwide pro-government rallies were held in Iran on Saturday to mark the end of the unrest that shook the country in 2009, state media reported, a day after price protests turned political in a dozen cities. State television showed a rally in the capital Tehran and marchers carrying banners in support of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali...

  • *Protesters also target Iran's costly role in foreign wars. DUBAI, Dec 29- Demonstrators chanted anti-government slogans in several cities across Iran on Friday, Iranian news agencies and social media reports said, as price protests turned into the largest wave of demonstrations since nationwide pro-reform unrest in 2009.. Police dispersed...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 7- A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying for U.S. prosecutors in a criminal trial involving sanctions against Iran said on Thursday that he was removed from a New York federal jail after another inmate threatened to kill him for cooperating with authorities. Zarrab said that after the encounter, he was transferred from Brooklyn, New York's...

  • Iranian workers walk at a unit of South Pars Gas field in Asalouyeh Seaport, north of Persian Gulf, Iran November 19, 2015.

    Iran wants to recover tens of billions of dollars it is owed by India and other buyers of its oil in euros.

  • An Iranian clergyman shows his ink-stained finger after voting in the first round of the presidential elections in the Islamic Republic at a polling station at the Massoumeh shrine in the holy city of Qom on June 14, 2013.

    Iranians are voting for a president on Friday. Here are some important things to know about the vote.

  • It's Election Day in Iran

    Iranian voters are heading to the polls to elect a new president, reports NBC's Ali Arouzi. The country's current president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is barred from the election.

  • Iran launches its new Jamaran-2 guided missile destroyer.

    Not everyone shared the same optimistic sentiments of safety that Iranian President felt after the deployment of a new warship into the Caspian Sea.

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    At least two dozen heads of state were due to attend Hugo Chavez's funeral on Friday during an outpouring of grief for the charismatic but divisive Venezuelan leader who changed the face of politics in South America.

  • *Iran to seek more coking coal as steel imports banned. Despite the setbacks, industry sources say producers in Ukraine are providing Iran with coking coal, also known as metallurgical coal, and coke- key steel ingredients.