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Iran Staggers as Sanctions Hit Economy

Iran Staggers as Sanctions Hit Economy | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A currency shortage, created by Western sanctions, appears worse than previously thought, increasing pressure on leaders seeking to negotiate a nuclear deal.
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Candidate Registration Under Way For Iranian Presidential Vote

Candidate Registration Under Way For Iranian Presidential Vote | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Officials in Iran have begun registering candidates for next month’s presidential election, the first since Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection led to months of violent protests in 2009.
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The politicization of Nowruz, Iran’s new year

The politicization of Nowruz, Iran’s new year | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Both Washington and Tehran have taken to using the ancient Persian holiday to send political messages to Iranians.
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Same old sneers

Same old sneers | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Cyrus eyeballs the locust-eaters


THE Persians have enjoyed being nasty about their Arab neighbours at least since the seventh century, when their land was invaded by Arab armies.
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Bombs and truth

Bombs and truth | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
AYATOLLAH ALI KHAMENEI does not like atom bombs. He has said so not once but many times, including in a fatwa issued in his authority as Rahbar, or supreme leader and chief theologian, of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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Iran hangs 'Mossad spy' for scientist killing

Iran hangs 'Mossad spy' for scientist killing | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Majid Jamali Fashi, 24, was hanged in Tehran after being sentenced to death for the murder of a nuclear scientist.
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Iran’s Supreme Leader Pardons Ahmadinejad Adviser

Iran’s Supreme Leader Pardons Ahmadinejad Adviser | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has pardoned an aide to President Mahmud Ahmadinejad who was arrested in 2011 on corruption charges.
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'Khamenei Sat Here' -- Mountain Shrine Erected 'To Supreme Leader's Bottom'

'Khamenei Sat Here' -- Mountain Shrine Erected 'To Supreme Leader's Bottom' | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The rock on which Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei sat on in 2005 while taking a rest from trekking a mountain in Kerman has been memorialized with a sign post bearing his image, according to a picture shared by Iranian bloggers.
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Zakaria: Ahmadinejad is weak and getting weaker – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs

Zakaria: Ahmadinejad is weak and getting weaker – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
By Fareed Zakaria, CNN The Iranian regime has been deeply divided ever since the disputed 2008 elections and the rise of the Green Movement. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used to be Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s protégé.
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Iran says it captured Israel-backed ‘terrorist team’

Iran says it captured Israel-backed ‘terrorist team’ | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Intelligence Ministry said security forces arrested an Israeli-backed “terrorist team” days before nuclear talks with world powers.
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Fareed Zakaria answers your questions on nuclear weapons

Fareed Zakaria answers your questions on nuclear weapons | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Hundreds of you have submitted very thoughtful questions for me through Facebook, Twitter and my blog. Here is my response to the question: When countries acquire nuclear weapons, don’t they become more emboldened on the world stage?
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Iran council to oversee internet

Iran council to oversee internet | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, orders the setting up of a new body to oversee the internet...
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Iran slams HR rapporteur's account of ‘lies’

Iran slams HR rapporteur's account of ‘lies’ | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Iran's Judiciary chief slams the UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Islamic Republic.
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Iran president acknowledges Holocaust, talks Syria and Twitter

Iran president acknowledges Holocaust, talks Syria and Twitter | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
If you are viewing this on a mobile phone and cannot play the video, you can watch part 1 here and part 2 here.

Via Ramy Jabbar رامي
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Hard-Line Tehran Daily Says Azerbaijan Should Hold Referendum On Joining Iran

Hard-Line Tehran Daily Says Azerbaijan Should Hold Referendum On Joining Iran | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A conference held in Baku by groups seeking independence for Iran’s 20-million-strong Azeri minority has angered Iran, which has reacted officially by summoning the Azeri ambassador to Tehran.
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Iranian judges block Ahmadinejad prison visit

Iranian judges block Ahmadinejad prison visit | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Judiciary says president's trip, likely meant to see his convicted press adviser, seems "political" and "extraneous".
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Factional conflicts in Iran

Factional conflicts in Iran | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it

China is not the only place where factions within a seemingly unified elite are competing with one another.

 

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Iranian rapper faces death threats, bounty over song – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

Iranian rapper faces death threats, bounty over song – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
An Iranian rapper is facing death threats and has a $100,000 bounty on his head for a song that some say insults an Islamic Shiite imam.
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Iran Filters Khamenei's Fatwa On Antifiltering

Iran Filters Khamenei's Fatwa On Antifiltering | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The filtering of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's ruling on Internet filtering means his followers must use antifiltering software to read his view on the illegality of antifiltering software.
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Iranian Prosecutor Accused Of Torture Arrested For 'Disrupting Public Order'

Iranian Prosecutor Accused Of Torture Arrested For 'Disrupting Public Order' | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Former Tehran deputy prosecutor Ali Akbar Heydarifard, who was suspended for ordering the transfer of political detainees to a detention center where they were allegedly brutally tortured, has been arrested.
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Meanwhile Inside Iran: Khamenei Consolidates His Power

Meanwhile Inside Iran: Khamenei Consolidates His Power | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The Ayatullah goes after a key Ahmadinejad ally -- and alleged human rights abuser and Tehran's political tea leaf readers try to parse the consequences...
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Iran Nuclear Talks: Can Islam Guide the Way to Peace?

Iran Nuclear Talks: Can Islam Guide the Way to Peace? | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
It's pretty clear how the talks would manage to end happily: On the foundation of Iran's repeated insistence that atomic weapons are prohibited by Islam...
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Iran 'blocks 2012 Olympics site'

Iran 'blocks 2012 Olympics site' | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Iranian internet users report that they can no longer access the official London 2012 Olympics website.
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The governments censoring the web

The governments censoring the web | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
BBC Monitoring's Duncan Stanworth explains why certain countries are routinely filtering what its citizens see on the internet and what web-users can do to get around censorship.
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"Buy Iranian", Khamenei urges in New Year message - Reuters

"Buy Iranian", Khamenei urges in New Year message - Reuters | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
CBS News"Buy Iranian", Khamenei urges in New Year messageReutersKhamenei to people: 'Buy Iranian' to stop 'foreign plots' * Price rises, sinking rial temper New Year celebrations * Thousands of wealthy Iranians head to beaches in UAE * Government ...
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