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  • Sep 23, 2014
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Politics of Iran

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

Moderate cleric Hassan Rowhani wins race for presidency in Iran

Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar said 72 per cent of the more than 50.5 million Iranians eligible to vote had turned at polling stations, and that Rowhani had secured just over the threshold 50 per cent of the vote required to avoid a run-off.

16 Jun 2013 - 8:33am

Iranian presidential debate becomes farce

Iran's first debate among candidates for the presidency degenerated into acrimony live on state television when, instead of discussing the economy, some of the hopefuls resorted to sniping over the questions and format.

2 Jun 2013 - 7:58am

Briefs, December 28, 2012

Former US president George H. W. Bush, who led a coalition that ejected Iraqi forces from Kuwait in 1991, was in intensive care at a Houston, Texas, hospital in a "guarded condition", family spokesman Jim McGrath said.

28 Dec 2012 - 5:59am

Briefs, September 25, 2012

PM seeks probe into spying in Dotcom case

25 Sep 2012 - 5:05am

Rude response exposes two world views

'You f-king Americans. Who are you to tell us, the rest of the world, that we're not going to deal with the Iranians?'

4 Sep 2012 - 9:43pm

Iran may be nasty but is not my enemy

I have no beef with Iran or its people. It is not a threat to me or my family, to Hong Kong, or the mainland; to any country in Asia and Africa or any member state of the euro zone. Iran does not threaten world peace, despite all the propaganda coming from Washington and Tel Aviv.

4 Sep 2012 - 10:50am

StanChart charges expose absurdity of Iran sanctions

Last week Monitor suggested that the business model of banks serving clients in multiple emerging markets is under threat.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:10pm

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

ICAC's new chief faces the media

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

China, Russia state support for Iran, Syria

In high-level talks yesterday, leaders of China and Russia jointly opposed imposing unilateral sanctions on Iran, while expressing opposition to foreign intervention in Syria.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am