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religious services have been routinely held outdoors in Iran since the cleric-led revolution in 1979, but the recent rain prayers were unique in their focus, ... eastern province of South Khorasan on the Afghan border, and in Zabol, in the southeastern Sistan-Baluchistan, according to Iranian news agencies.
Hard-line clerics rail against Iran's moderate president over his remarks in favor of freedom of speech. ... Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a moderate cleric, has entered a new phase in his confrontation with hard-line clergymen over a number of issues after the recent unrest across the country. On Jan.

Germany's Federal PRosecutor's office is examining whether to bring charges against a senior Iranian cleric who has strong ties to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and who is currently receiving medical treatment in Germany. A spokesman for the prosecutor's office confirmed on Tuesday that they have ...
A German government official and an Iranian opposition group say a top Iranian cleric under investigation in Germany for alleged crimes against humanity has ... Javad Dabiran, a spokesman for the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), said that the exiled opposition group saw Shahrudi leave the ...
protests that shook Iran were not just aimed at the economy, President Hassan Rohani said on Monday, remarks suggesting the real targets were powerful conservatives opposed to his plans to expand individual freedoms at home and promote detente abroad. The pragmatic cleric, who defeated ...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- A hard-line cleric leading Friday prayers in Iran's capital called on the Islamic Republic to build its own social media, blaming popular international messaging apps for the ... Iranian senior cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami delivers his sermon during Friday prayers in Tehran.
The filing of the cases prompted the Iranian cleric to abruptly end his stay in Germany and fly back to Iran on Thursday, January 11. The incident drew sharp reactions from Iranian social media users across the world, with some lambasting the German government for allowing the ayatollah to go scot-free.
Berlin, Germany - An influential Iranian cleric accused of crimes against humanity is set to leave the hospital where he received treatment in ... of Iran (NCRI), originally based in France, has urged German lawmakers to help issue an urgent arrest warrant amid reports that the cleric may leave the country ...
Portraits of Iranian-born Lebanese cleric Musa al-Sadr, top left, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, top right, and Hezbollah leader ...
The "peace Brigade" militia answers directly to influential Shia cleric Muqtada ... Several factions of the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi are still stationed in ...
Saudi Arabia and Iran's battle for control over the Middle East reached a ... Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen launched a ballistic missile towards ... in Yemen, it's become a self-fulfilling prophecy and the Iranians have given ... especially with hard line clerics who were also detained as part of Prince ...
Although he is (like the Iranian government) Shiite, he professes to be ... with a top Iranian cleric who had been dispatched by Iran's supreme ...
Auckland resident Sayed Taghi Derhami, left, of Auckland and visiting Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Shafie talked of the holocaust being "fake".
A photo of an Iranian cleric who seems to be another double of famous footballer Lionel Messi has gone viral in Iran. The cleric seems to be the ...
Recruiters are often Shiite clerics with ties to Iran, some of whom have ... In June, Pakistan shot down an Iranian drone deep inside its territory.

Mr. Trump gave an incomplete account of Iranian history. ... Clerics led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini overthrew the monarch that year and ... the presidency to Hassan Rouhani, a more moderate cleric, by a wide margin.
Led by the fiery cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, ... number one in the minds of many Iranian leaders, including those in the military.
Ayatollah Khomenei, the charismatic cleric who soon became the ... Iranian officials say privately that Trump's ability to unravel the ... "Before the war the IRGC militiamen were nothing more than bodyguards to the clerics.
In recent years, however, the ceremonies have prompted concern among Iranian clerics and religious intellectuals over what they consider to ...
"Iran's ruling clerics are followers of Machiavelli, not the Mahdi," he added. ... was welcomed with open arms by a prominent Iranian Shia Muslim cleric. ... and has not extended the same courtesy to non-Shia Iranians," he said.
Six people - four male and two female - have been arrested in Iran for teaching ... if it is for pleasure seeking, is haram," cleric Hossain Ghayyomi explained. ... religious leaders worried that Zumba could corrupt Iranian men.
Iran may be pushed into partnering with countries that are willing to overlook ... Reluctant to bear the cost of sanctions, the Iranian society sided with Rouhani in the ... the Revolutionary Guards and the Haqqani school clerics.
Mossad spies in close quarter to Supreme Leader : Iranian press ... The cleric has close links with the IRGC Intelligence Unit which is headed ...
Iranian Vice President (who has now been reappointed) Masoumeh ... A moderate cleric, in Iran's presidential election, Rouhani defeated ...
Iran president's Cabinet cuts Guard from defense ministry ... Rouhani, 68, a moderate cleric who secured re-election on May 19, promised that ... That represents a major departure from previous Iranian presidents who have ...
Iranian Opposition Cleric Karrubi Hospitalized For Second Time ... of Iran's zero-tolerance approach to political dissent," Mughrabi added.
There will be no safe place for the US if it decides to attack Iran, a senior preacher said during Friday prayers yesterday. Preacher Mohamed Ali ...
Senior clerics from Iran and Azerbaijan convened a meeting in Tehran ... he highlighted the role that Iranian and Azeri clerics can play to fight ...
Leading Iraqi Clerics Call For Dismantling Iran-Backed Shi'ite militias ... Another leading cleric calling for the disbandment of the Iran-backed militias is ... he believes the Shi'ite militias should be disbanded, to curb Iranian ...
Nigeria's military has long faced claims of human rights violations. - Reuters picABUJA, March 8 - Nigeria's military today announced it would look into alleged human rights abuses by troops, including in the fight against Boko Haram, despite having ...
An imam from Kosovo's third-largest city, Ferizaj, was sentenced last year to 10 years in prison for publicly spreading hatred and inciting ethnic and religious hostility.
Doha: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks Wednesday with the emir of Qatar, on his first visit to the gulf state since July 2015.
In the last two years the Iranian parliament had passed four bills "designed to limit women's rights", according to Firuzeh Mahmoudi, Executive Director of United for Iran. These bills deny access to health and family planning services and take away ...
Multiple reports attribute Shamoon 2.0 to Iranian government hackers, though Kaspersky Lab does not provide attribution. "The Iranian attacks are probably a consequence of their incredibly strained relations," said John Hultquist, iSight's director of ...
Hojat al-Islam Ahmad Montazeri, the son of late Iranian dissident cleric Ayatollah Hussein Ali Montazeri, was released March 4 from prison, reportedly after the intervention of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The story of Montazeri's ...
Iranian human right lawyer, Abdolfattah Soltani, who has been languishing in jail over two thousand days, is in grave health condition.
Iran and Israel have endured decades of hostility, with Iranian leaders threatening to destroy the Jewish State and Israeli leaders refusing to rule out using force against an Iranian nuclear program they see as designed to make nuclear weapons ...
Iran's judiciary has suspended the six-year prison term of the son of prominent deceased dissident cleric Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri.
A diversity that scared the actual rulers in Iran and its monoculture dogma, Islam Shi'a. Dabashi doesn't hesitate to accuse the Shi'a clerics and the former Supreme Leader of Iran Khomeini to have stolen the Iranian Revolution in 1977-79. A revolution ...
The Iranian resistance strongly condemns the trip of criminal cleric Hashem Hosseini Boushehri, a member of the Presidency of the Assembly of Experts and Vice Chairman of two organs of the regime for the export of terrorism and fundamentalism called ...
While controversial cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of the Sadrist movement, continues to support the demonstrations that significantly sparked these Shiite differences, Shiite clerics based in Qom have issued fatwas condemning the protests and ...
Fatima Navab Safavi is the daughter of Mojtaba Navab Safavi (1924-1955), an Iranian cleric and one of the first to mobilize Iranian masses against Israel back in the early 1950s. Donning the traditional black chador, Safavi told Al-Monitor in an ...
Relations between Iran and Persian gulf Arab states worsened after Saudi Arabia unilaterally severed diplomatic ties with the Islamic Republic following the storming of its diplomatic posts by Iranian protestors enraged by the Saudi execution of top ...
Ignoring serious warnings from the United States and fresh sanctions over a ballistic missile test, Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard will be conducting military drills next week, a senior commander announced Saturday.
Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in the United States in the 1990s, died Saturday in a federal prison where he was serving a life sentence.
One of the most important Shi'a clerics of his time, Khurasani, was clairvoyant and understood that the only way to reform Iran was through the introduction of democracy in Iran. Even if is meant to support the seculars who were pro-Constitution ... It ...
"Oman is also close to Tehran and has played a role in bridging the US-Iranian gap," he said. Rouhani's recent gulf tour came amid efforts by Kuwait to improve relations between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Iran. In a landmark visit last ...
Saudi Arabia unilaterally severed its diplomatic ties with Iran last January. It took the move after protests in front of its diplomatic premises in the Islamic Republic earlier against its execution of venerable Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Many ...


 

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