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April 21, 2017 5:19 AM Eyewitness News — Rouhani, rival to run in Iran's presidential election

IRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi were both approved to run in May's presidential election by a government vetting body, while former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was disqualified, state media reported on Thursday. The approval of Rouhani, a moderate, and Raisi, a political hardliner thought to have the backing 2

April 21, 2017 3:41 AM Former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad barred from running in Iran election

President Hassan Rouhani, 5 challengers approved by cleric-dominated panel An Iranian panel charged with vetting candidates approved the country's incumbent president and five challengers but disqualified former hard-line president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from running in next month's presidential election, state television reported Thursday. The decision 6

February 10, 2017 4:52 PM Iran’s Rouhani warns US against ‘threatening language’

* Millions of Iranians march on anniversary of 1979 Islamic revolution as a response to new US administration TEHRAN: Millions of Iranians marched on the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution Friday in what the president described as a response to the new US administration and a rejection of "threatening language". President Rouhani joined hundreds 4

January 16, 2017 2:54 PM Kenya: Iran fires shots at a drone in central Tehran

DUBAI: Iran's anti-aircraft forces fired shots at a drone on Monday that had entered the no-fly zone in the capital Tehran, a military commander was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency. Central Tehran is a no-fly zone as government institutions and the office of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei are located there. "Shots have been fired at a drone 2

December 29, 2016 7:56 AM Russia, Turkey, Iran eye dicing Syria into zones of influence

MOSCOW/ANKARA: Syria would be divided into informal zones of regional power influence and Bashar al-Assad would remain president for at least a few years under an outline deal between Russia, Turkey and Iran, sources say. Such a deal, which would allow regional autonomy within a federal structure controlled by Assad's Alawite sect, is in its infancy

December 22, 2016 5:47 AM Iran scores victories but faces limits: experts

Tehran (AFP) - Iran has scored a string of victories across the Middle East, and decades of isolation mean it is well-placed to weather the uncertainties of a Trump presidency. But fears that it could dominate the region are overblown, experts say. Having rarely commented on its role in the Syrian conflict, Tehran has been suddenly full of self-congratulation 6

December 2, 2016 4:18 PM Iran says US extension of sanctions act violates nuclear deal

Iran said on Friday the US Senate's vote to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for 10 years violated the 2015 deal with six major powers that curbed its nuclear program and threatened to retaliate. The ISA was first adopted in 1996 to punish investments in Iran's energy industry and deter its pursuit of nuclear weapons. The extension was passed unanimously 2

September 9, 2016 6:59 PM In Saudi Arabia, Hajj Begins Amid Security Concerns, War of Words with Iran

More than 1.5 million Muslims from across the globe have arrived in Saudi Arabia for the annual five-day hajj. The pilgrimage is one of the five pillars of Islam, and all able-bodied Muslims who can afford to do so are expected to take part in the hajj at least once in their lifetimes. Iran is boycotting this year's hajj, in part over security concerns 1

September 9, 2016 6:03 AM Arab ministers condemn Khamenei attack on Saudi

CAIRO: Arab foreign ministers weighed in Thursday on a bitter dispute between Tehran and Riyadh over the hajj pilgrimage, after Iran’s supreme leader questioned Saudi Arabia’s management of Islam’s holiest site. “The council of Arab foreign ministers condemns the bellicose, inciting statements by the supreme leader, (Ali) Khamenei,” the ministers said in a statement

September 7, 2016 12:02 PM Iran President: 'Punish' Saudi Arabia for 2015 Hajj Disaster

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's president called on the Muslim world on Wednesday to "punish" Saudi Arabia following last year's hajj crush and stampede that killed over 2,400 people, the latest criticism by Iran ahead of the annual pilgrimage. Hassan Rouhani's comments, coupled with remarks by Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, come as Iranian pilgrims 5