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All Iran

Nov14

Iran quake survivors endure second night after devastation

By: Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty Source: Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty Thousands of people spent a second night in makeshift tents or out in the open as authorities downplayed hope for finding more survivors of a powerful earthquake near the Iran-Iraq border that killed hundreds of people. Iran’s Kermanshah Province bore the brunt of the quake, with state media saying that at least 430 people died and about 7,000 others were injured in the country when the quake hit on November 12. During a visit to Kermanshah on November 14, Iranian President Hassan Rohani promised that the government would “use all its power to resolve the problems in the shortest time.” The...

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May20

Rohani declared winner of Iran presidential election

By: RFE/RL Source: RFE/RL President Hassan Rohani has been declared the outright winner with nearly all the ballots counted from Iran’s May 19 presidential election, a seemingly emphatic endorsement of the incumbent’s efforts to reengage internationally and seek modest reforms within Iran’s clerically dominated society. Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said Rohani won 57 percent of the vote versus 38.5 percent for his closest rival, conservative former prosecutor Ebrahim Raisi. Two other contenders failed to reach even 1 million votes. Iran’s elections are heavily vetted to exclude candidates that the clerical establishment regards as a threat, and the...

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Feb06

If Saudis aren’t fuelling the extremism, who is?

By: ROBERT FISK Source: The Independent The image of a Muslim burned alive is more terrible for millions of Muslims than that of an “unbeliever” burned alive. So just who are the Muslims who support the immolation of a young Jordanian? And, more to the point, who are their masters? Jordanians, more than half of whom are Palestinians, must now debate the dichotomy of tribal loyalty and religion, and ask a simple question: who are their real allies – and their real national enemies – in the Middle East? The searchlight beam of their attention, and of Washington’s, will now again pass over the Gulf and that most Wahhabi of nations, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Put bluntly, should the world...

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