Iran's reformists won't be eliminated

NICOSIA, Cyprus, May 17 (UPI) -- The ruling clergy in Iran will not put down the reformist movement even though it has captured the parliament, says a report.

Bush disappointed with Iran elections

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush expressed disappointment Tuesday with Iran's parliamentary elections in which 2,400 candidates were banned.

Boycott cuts turnout in Iran elections

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Turnout in Iran's parliamentary elections appeared to have been cut significantly by a reformist boycott as conservatives made major gains.

Voting ends in Iran

TEHERAN, Iran, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Voting ended Friday evening in Iran's controversial general election, with the outcome generally expected to be a victory for conservatives.

Polls close in Iran elections

TEHRAN, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Voting ended Friday evening in Iran's controversial general election, with the outcome generally expected to be a victory for conservatives.

Iran shuts two newspapers before election

TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- One day before national elections, Iran ordered two reformist Tehran newspapers shut down, London's Financial Times reported Thursday.

Ayatollah Montazeri: No freedom in Iran

TEHRAN, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Iran's highest-ranking Iranian cleric believes the country's Guardian Council is manipulating the law, and says it is a betrayal of the revolution. Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, who led the 1979 Islamic Revolution along with Ayatollah Ruholla Kho

100 Iranian MPs resign over election

TERHAN, Iran, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- About 100 Iranian Parliament members have resigned following a decision by the Guardian Council to disqualify thousands of national election candidates.

Hardliners reject reform in Iran

TEHRAN, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Iranian hardliners Sunday rejected an electoral reform bill aimed at reversing its ban on reformist candidates, members of Parliament told the BBC.

Top Iranian Cabinet officials quit

TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Top Iranian Cabinet members resigned Wednesday in their standoff with a conservative body that has banned some 3,600 candidates from seeking election.

Iran body OKs 200 banned candidates

TEHRAN, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Iran's Guardian Council Tuesday approved 200 of 3,600 candidates banned last week from running in next month's elections, local media reported.

Iran quake dead now total 41,000

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The death toll from last month's Iranian earthquake in the city of Bam has risen to 41,000 -- and the final figure could hit 45,000.

Iran quake toll reaches 41,000

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The death toll for the Iranian earthquake that flattened the ancient city of Bam has risen to 41,000, Sky News reported Friday.

Discrepancies in Iraq weekend firefight

SAMARRA, Iraq, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. military is standing by its reports of killing 54 insurgents in a weekend firefight in Iraq although a local hospital says only eight people died.

Iranian leader backs nuclear treaty

TEHRAN, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday he backs Tehran's decision to sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Iran moves to enact nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Iran says it is taking steps which could lead to the suspension of its uranium enrichment program as demanded by the United Nations, CNN reported Sunday.

Woman sentenced to death for killing chief

TEHRAN, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Human rights activists Sunday decried the death sentence imposed on an Iranian woman who claimed her victim was trying to rape her.

Iran detains thousands of protesters

TEHRAN, June 27 (UPI) -- Iranian security forces have arrested and detained at least 4,000 protesters this month and 2,000 remain in custody, the BBC reported Friday.

Iran Media Watch: Pushing on with Bushehr

LOS ANGELES, June 12 (UPI) -- With the United States continuing to pile the diplomatic pressure on Iran over its ambitious nuclear development program and its alleged harboring of al-Qaeda t

Student protests in Iran continue

TEHRAN, June 15 (UPI) -- Thousands of pro-reform demonstrators took to the streets of the Iranian capital of Tehran for the fifth successive night Sunday.

Iran Media Watch: Denying U.S. Charges

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) -- As tensions escalate between Iran and the United States, the Iranian media in recent days has reflected the genuine concern and even alarm that these developmen

Tehran rocked by protests for third day

TEHRAN, June 13 (UPI) -- Thousands of protesting Tehran students ran the streets Friday lighting fires and swinging chains, the New York Times reported.

Analysis: Verdict suggests Islam crisis

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Prolonged student protests in Iran following a death sentence for alleged heresy are a symptom of a larger crisis within Islam, Muslim scholars told United Pres
UWE SIEMON-NETTO, UPI Religion Correspondent

Commentary: Iraqi mouse trips up U.S. cat

Sunday the cat looked more than ever ready to pounce. The little mouse cast around and found two weapons to hand. The cat is now sliding through a patch of oil towards a brick wall marked Palestine.
IAN CAMPBELL, Chief Economics Correspondent

NYMEX got support from Venz labor dispute

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- An influential Iranian cleric's call for a month-long oil boycott of the west seemed to fall on deaf ears Friday as crude futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange went into a full retreat that was slowed only by an escalation of labor problems in Venez
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