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Exclusive on Elections: Live Ambition as Iranians Prepare to Go to Polls

24 hours before the end of the campaign deadline, the political atmosphere is prevailing as different fronts and groups are racing against time to make best use of the big polling day. ...
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Iran will firmly stand by Palestinian nation: Leader

TEHRAN, Feb. 12 (MNA) -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that Iran will firmly stand by the Palestinian nation and support their resistance movement....
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Constructing an Axis of Evil: Iranian Memoirs in the “Land of the Free”

A major phenomenon in recent decades within Orientalist discourse is the indigenous Orientalism that can be seen in the works of some scholars, writers, and thinkers. These writers are sometimes referred to as “captive minds,” “brown sahibs,” or what Malcolm X would call the “house Negro.”1 Defined by their intellectual bondage and dependence on the West and, at times, likened to pop psychologists in their writings about the “natives,” their western counterparts believe them because, as native informants, they are seen to be in a position to produce authentic representations of the Oriental psyche. This paper offers a brief study of memoirs written by members of the Iranian diaspora in western countries over the past decade, particularly in the United States. Among these writers are Azar Nafisi, Marjane Satrapi, Roya Hakakian, Afshin Molavi, and Azadeh Moaveni, and others. A few books with thriller-like titles, such as Prisoner of Tehran (Marina Nemat: 2008) or Living in Hell (Ghazal Omid: 2005), will not be studied. In the eyes of many Iranian intellectuals, such writers are often viewed as examples of the Iranian intellectual comprador class or members of the gharbzadeh (a term made current by Jalal Ale-Ahmad, the Iranian critic and intellectual, that can be rendered in English as westernized, west-struck, or westomaniac), rather than as intellectuals.rs....
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Ofcom revokes Press TV's UK license

In a questionable move and without offering a valid response to the Press TV CEO's letters, the British Office of Communications (Ofcom) has revoked Press TV's broadcasting license and finally removed the channel from the Sky platform....
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The age of wrong

“This is the age of Wrong and the followers of Right have passed away… Do you not see that the Divine Commands are neglected and what is forbidden is practiced with relish?” -- Imam Hussein (AS) ...
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Iran, the U.S. and the Strait of Hormuz Crisis

The United States reportedly sent a letter to Iran via multiple intermediaries last week warning Tehran that any attempt to close the Strait of Hormuz constituted a red line for Washington. ...
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Tour d’horizon: An Iranian optic on the Middle East and its prospects

Almost a year ago, in a well-remembered Friday prayer sermon delivered on February 4, 2011, Ayatollah Khamenei spoke at length, in Arabic, about the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt....
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Rafsanjani’s daughter sentenced to 6 months in prison

TEHRAN, Jan. 3 (MNA) – Faezeh Hashemi, the daughter of Expediency Council Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, was sentenced to six months in prison on Tuesday on the charge of spreading propaganda against the Islamic system....
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U.S., Israel Discuss Triggers for Bombing Iran’s Nuclear Infrastructure

The Obama administration is trying to assure Israel privately that it would strike Iran militarily if Tehran’s nuclear program crosses certain “red lines”—while attempting to dissuade the Israelis from acting unilaterally...
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President of Iran Pushing Gov’t-Approved Clothing for Women

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran is taking steps to try and ease confusion in the streets of the Islamic republic where women are required to cover their hair and bodies in public. Ahmadinejad is promoting government-approved apparel for women that is “Islamic and beautiful” at the same time....
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