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Analysis: Iran has helped the Assad regime win back much of Syria but at what cost to its taxpayers? The New Arab crunched the numbers

Comment: Arash Azizi asks if the Iranian regime's crisis of competence will bring it down.

More than meets the eye behind Iranian assassin plots

Maysam Behravesh

More than meets the eye behind Iranian assassin plots

Comment: The question of who is responsible for these plots merits a nuanced look beyond official statements, writes Maysam Behravesh.

Iranian metaphysicals: Explorations in science, Islam, and the uncanny

Usman Butt

Iranian metaphysicals: Explorations in science, Islam, and the uncanny

Book review: Doostdar explores Iran's new spiritual environment, and the widely held assumptions about rationality, and the relationship between ...

Why Rouhani warned Iran not to repeat Shah's mistakes

Paul Iddon

Why Rouhani warned Iran not to repeat Shah's mistakes

Analysis: The slightest veneer of democracy has enabled the regime in Tehran to rule for four decades, writes Paul Iddon.

Mitra Keyvan

Iran protests lack clear goals and leadership

Comment: Unless protesters can form a rallying cry around a clear goal, their influence will be limited, writes Mitra Keyvan.

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Iran reformists storm to victory in Tehran council vote

Following late night parties in Iran's capital following the re-election of President Hassan Rouhani, Tehran moderates had another reason to ...

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Ten events that changed Iran since the Islamic Revolution

Iran is due to hold presidential elections on Friday. Here is a look back at ten key dates in the country's history, since the 1979 Islamic ...

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Rouhani in, Ahmadinejad out: Iran Guardians pick presidential candidates

President Hassan Rouhani was among six candidates approved to run in next month's election by Iran's conservative-dominated Guardian Council on ...

Rights groups in eleventh-hour plea to stop Iran executions

The New Arab

Rights groups in eleventh-hour plea to stop Iran executions

Iran should stop the imminent execution of 12 men convicted over drug offences, Human Rights Watch has urged, calling on Tehran to abolish the ...

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Farewell to Rafsanjani: Thousands of Iranians mourn former president

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians have turned out in the capital, Tehran, for the funeral of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Mourners pay respects to former Iranian President <em>Rafsanjani</em> Mourners pay respects to former Iranian President Rafsanjani

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Mourners pay respects to former Iranian President Rafsanjani

Iranians are laying to rest former Iranian President Rafsanjani, following his death from a heart attack on Sunday.

Khamenei beef: Posthumous diss to late, fallen comrade <em>Rafsanjani</em>

Martin Armstrong

Khamenei beef: Posthumous diss to late, fallen comrade Rafsanjani

Iran's Supreme Leader chose not to acknowledge Rafsanjani's status as an Ayatollah during a eulogy, instead referring to the former president ...

Former Iranian President <em>Rafsanjani</em> dead after heart attack Former Iranian President Rafsanjani dead after heart attack

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Former Iranian President Rafsanjani dead after heart attack

Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has died of a heart attack, dealing a further blow for moderates in the country.

Argentina chasing Iran MP wanted for deadly bombing

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Argentina chasing Iran MP wanted for deadly bombing

Ali Akbar Velayati, currently in Iraq, stands accused of helping to orchestrate a deadly 1994 attack on a Jewish cultural centre in Argentina, ...

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Iran hardliner appointment temporarily closes door to reform

The ultra-conservative Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati is set to lead Iran's Assembly of Experts, which selects the country's next supreme leader, apparently blocking the moderate camp's political ascendency.

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Khamenei says 'missiles, not negotiations' key to Iranian security

Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said missiles are key to the Islamic Republic's future, offering support to the Revolutionary ...

The New Arab

Moderates and reformists make major gains in Iranian elections

Allies of Iran's reformist President Hassan Rouhani win a landslide victory in parliamentary elections as moderates take 59 percent of the ...

The New Arab

Khomeini grandson loses bid to stand in Iranian election

The grandson of Ayatollah Khomeini has had his appeal against a ban on running for Iranian elections rejected as Iranians celebrate the ...

What does the future hold for post-Khamenei Iran?

Soheil Asefi

What does the future hold for post-Khamenei Iran?

Elections for Assembly of Experts in Iran are making headlines. This time it's a decisive one, as Iran's elite prepare for ruling after Khamenei.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Iran talks of next potential Supreme Leader

Former president Rafsanjani says for the first time a group of Iranian clerics are examining potential candidates to be the next ...

Reading Hayek in Tehran

Soheil Asefi

Reading Hayek in Tehran

Comment: Left-wingers around the world may have been pleased by the election of 'reformist' Rouhani, but Iran's power structures have the ...

Dead men's shoes: Gradual change as Iran's founders die

Majid Mohammadi

Dead men's shoes: Gradual change as Iran's founders die

Comment: Reform of a strictly hierarchical system will only be likely as Iran's elders die off, writes Majid Mohammadi.

Khamenei's game of whack-a-mole: Rouhani's turn to be side-lined

Majid Mohammadi

Khamenei's game of whack-a-mole: Rouhani's turn to be side-lined

Comment: Iran's supreme leader will not allow any challenges to his dominance of affairs in the country, and the president has now served his ...

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