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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Jubilation in Iran as moderate cleric brings hope of change

"Goodbye Ahmadinejad, you won't be missed," the women in black chadors shouted. They were among the hundreds of thousands of Iranians who flocked to the streets to celebrate the end of eight years of hardline conservative rule after moderate cleric Hassan Rowhani, 65, was elected president on Saturday night.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 5:58am 1 comment

Iran, Pakistan leaders inaugurate gas pipeline project

The presidents of Iran and Pakistan on Monday inaugurated the construction of a much-delayed section of a US$7.5 billion gas pipeline linking the two neighbours, Iranian media reported.

The project was launched at a ceremony on the Iran-Pakistan border attended by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari, the reports said.

11 Mar 2013 - 7:38pm

Iran presidential hopefuls stay in the shadows

With just 100 days to go until a presidential election in Iran, both conservative heavyweights and reformists weakened after the controversial 2009 poll are keeping their cards close to their chests.

7 Mar 2013 - 11:42am

Ahmadinejad says sanctions-bound Iran offered Egypt loan

Iran has offered to lend money to cash-strapped Egypt despite being under international economic sanctions itself over its nuclear programme, visiting President Mahnoud Ahmadinejad was quoted on Wednesday as saying.

6 Feb 2013 - 10:31pm

Pro-Ahmadinejad former Iranian prosecutor arrested

A former Iranian prosecutor linked to the deaths of anti-government protesters and at the centre of a power struggle between the country’s president and parliamentary speaker has been arrested, the Tehran prosecutor’s office said.

5 Feb 2013 - 3:44pm

Ahmadinejad slams US election as 'battleground for capitalists'

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yesterday called the US election a "battleground for capitalists" while speaking at a democracy forum a day after President Barack Obama was re-elected to office.

He said democracy has become a system where the minority rules over the majority.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:20am

Ahmadinejad to join leaders at Bali democracy forum

World leaders including Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gather in Bali from Thursday for a forum to promote democracy, but critics say sanctions-hit Tehran will use the talks to combat its growing isolation.

7 Nov 2012 - 12:01pm

Briefs, November 3, 2012

Syrian killings on video probably a 'war crime'

3 Nov 2012 - 4:04am

Iranian president criticises top judiciary official amid economic crisis

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made an unusual attack on the government's highest judicial official, signalling a new phase in deteriorating relations between top Iranian leaders as the country's economic conditions and isolation over a disputed nuclear programme worsen.

24 Oct 2012 - 4:31am

Ahmadinejad denied visit to notorious Iranian prison

Iran’s judiciary has blocked a request by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to visit Tehran’s Evin prison where a top presidential aide is being held.

22 Oct 2012 - 4:37pm