- Talking Points: Social, Economic Issues Focus Of First Iran Debate
Six men have been approved to appear on the ballot for Iran's presidential vote on May 19, with a potential second round to follow.
Radio Liberty. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:37:25 +0000.
- Iran election: Six candidates, six facts
Get the lowdown on Iran's presidential election.
BBC News. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:16:11 GMT.
- With two executions of minors looming, UN rights experts urge Iran to halt death penalty
At least 90 people on death row in Iran are under the age of 18, United Nations human rights experts today said, urging authorities to abide with international law and immediately stop these executions.
UN News Centre. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EST.
- Israel strikes Iran-supplied arms depot near Damascus
Israel strikes an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese group Hezbollah near the Damascus airport, Syrian rebel and regional intelligence sources said, targeting weapons sent from Iran via commercial and military cargo planes.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:27:28 EDT.
- Watch Out, Atomic Ayatollahs: Trump Shifts From N. Korea To Iran
Washington is beginning to question the landmark 2015 Iranian nuclear agreement just as a dissident group reveals the existence of a nuke facility near Tehran.
By Gordon G. Chang, Contributor. Forbes. Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:01:00 -0400.
- Robert Levinson’s Son Urges Trump to ‘Annoy’ Iran Into Finding Father
The son of a former U.S. FBI agent who went missing in Iran 10 years ago is urging the Trump administration to “constantly annoy” Tehran into locating his father, whom he believes is still alive. ...
Voice of America. Thu, 09 Mar 2017 22:15:45 -0500.
- Iran's ex-president Ahmadinejad who banned Twitter joins Twitter
March 06, 2017 9:04 AMTEHRAN (AFP) - Iran's hardline former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became the latest leader to join Twitter on Sunday (March 5), despite having been instrumental in getting it banned in the country.
Straits Times. Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:04:35 +0800.
- Interview with Exiled Iranian Empress Pahlavi: 'We Wanted to Create Progress in Iran'
The collection of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art was to be shown in Berlin in December, but Iranian officials declined permission to send the artworks out of the country. ...
Spiegel Online. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:38:00 +0100.
- Tehran building collapses killing 30 firefighters, state media reports
A historic high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapses, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people, according to Iran's state-run Press TV.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:28:38 +1100.
Facts About Iran
The Islamic Republic of Iran, located in southwest Asia, is governed by
an elected President who appoints a Prime Minister and other ministers
as well as a unicameral Consultative Assembly. An appointed
religious leader, known as an Ayatollah, is authorized to protect the
Iran's capital city is Tehran, and its currency is the Iranian Real.
In 2007, Iran's estimated population was 65,398,000, and the primary
spoken language of Iranians is Farsi (or Persian). Approximately
51% of Iranians are Persian, 24% are Azeri, 7% are Kurdish, and 18% are
Click on the small Iran map shown at right to display a full-size
map of Iran.
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