Iran's supreme leader is attempting to extinguish an annual event celebrating the last days of winter and the Persian calendar year, and the government is strengthening its security presence in the days leading up to a major holiday, Iranian media reported.
Coming through on a promise to crack down on protesters on the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, Iran's security forces clashed with demonstrators Thursday, as hundreds of thousands filled a "disruption-free" Tehran square to hear their president announce the expansion of Iran's nuclear program.
Mir Hossein Moussavi, the reformist Iranian politician who failed to unseat President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the June election, raged Friday against government efforts to stifle protesters.
An Iranian national security official has called for demonstrators to be arrested following deadly weekend anti-government protests in Tehran. Soon afterward, an opposition Web site reported a wave of arrests.
Several people were killed and more than 300 were arrested in anti-government protests in Tehran Sunday, Iran's Deputy Police Chief Ahmad Reza Radan said on state television station IRINN.
A former Iranian vice president was sentenced to six years in prison for his role in post-election violence, but will remain free on bail while his case is appealed, the semi-official Iranian Student's News Agency reported.
Three Iranians have been tentatively sentenced to death in connection with post-election protest activities, according to semi-official state media.
Iran resumed Tuesday its mass trial of political reformists it has accused of trying to overthrow the government in the wake of the disputed presidential election in June, according to state-run media reports.
Iran's influential parliament speaker has called for an investigation into allegations that post-election detainees were raped while in custody, state-run media said.
A senior official with Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard is calling for the prosecution of two key opposition leaders and a former president, accusing them of fanning the protests that have gripped the nation since its disputed presidential election two months ago.
Hundreds of Iranians took to the streets here Monday night, hours after the country's supreme leader endorsed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a second term in office.
Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi and reformist former President Mohammad Khatami on Sunday blasted the trials of people arrested in post-election demonstrations.
Iran's reformist former President Mohammad Khatami Sunday blasted the trials of people arrested in demonstrations as an "insult" to Iran and Islam.
The Iranian government has released 140 people arrested in the aftermath of the Islamic republic's disputed presidential election, a semi-official news agency reported Tuesday.
Iranian pro-government Basij militia members dispersed crowds of protesters here Thursday -- sometimes with force -- witnesses said.
Iran's three top reformist leaders are calling for an end to the "security atmosphere" in the country, referring to what they say is the government's heavy-handed response to those who protested the results of last month's presidential election.
Iranians worried about their loved ones detained in the protests that followed the presidential election got the ear of a former president, who wants the detainees released, an Iranian reformist party newspaper reported on Thursday.
Three leading Iranian reformists who have rejected the results of last month's election questioned the legitimacy of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government Wednesday.
Iran's government was accused of blocking publication of a reformist party's newspaper Wednesday to prevent it publishing a letter from a presidential candidate questioning the legitimacy of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's victory in last month's election.
In a recent article published both in the Washington Post and the Guardian, Ken Ballen and Patrick Doherty reported that according to their "nationwide public opinion survey of Iranians three weeks before the vote ... Ahmadinejad [was] leading by a more than 2-to-1 margin -- greater than his actual apparent margin of victory in Friday's election."
A witness describes beatings at a new protest under way in downtown Tehran.
The wife of an Iranian pro-reformist activist detained as he tried to leave the country last week says she is "deeply concerned" for his safety.
Political activist Fatemeh Shams hasn't heard from her husband since he was prevented from leaving Iran.
A photo showing Iranian clerics prominently participating in an anti-government protest speaks volumes about the new face of Iran's opposition movement.
The decisive margin of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's victory in the June 12 election stunned many observers and angered his opponents' supporters, who in the ensuing days took to the streets in protest by the hundreds of thousands.
A Facebook user shot this video within the last week of bloodied, injured Iranians in the streets of Tehran.
A survey of Iran's election results raises "serious questions" about the victory that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is said to have won and uncovers irregularities in the official results, a British think tank said Sunday.
Iran's supreme leader delivered an impassioned defense of the Islamic Republic on Friday, insisting a majority of Iranians had faith in the existing establishment and issuing a "religious ultimatum" to protesters to end days of street demonstrations triggered by last week's presidential election.
Some Iranian-Americans, watching the post-election unrest in Iran, say the tug-of-war between the people and their hardline government has come to a head after three decades.
With an apparent political coup in Iran by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his supporters over the weekend, the ruling mullahs have dispensed with all democratic pretense and joined the ranks of traditional dictators in the Middle East.
Defying many predictions, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad held a commanding lead in the presidential vote count early Saturday, election officials with Iran's Interior Ministry said.
In Iran, as in every country, all politics is local. While there exist few substantive differences among leading presidential contenders over foreign and nuclear policy, there are divisions over the economy.
Iran's moderate former president will not challenge President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the upcoming presidential election, the state-run Fars news agency said Monday.
Reformer Mohammad Khatami will run against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the June elections. CNN's Reza Sayah reports
Ending weeks of speculation, former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami announced Sunday that he will run against the hardline incumbent, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, according to Iranian media reports.
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Dialogue and negotiation are the only ways to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue, but first "we have to eliminate the language of threat," said former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami on Thursday, amid a two-week visit to the U.S.
The United States has accused Iran of fueling the conflict in Iraq, and arming Hezbollah with rockets and guns in its war with Israel.
U.S. foreign policy is furthering terrorism in the Muslim world, and negotiations are the only way to resolve the impasse over Iran's nuclear ambitions, former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami told CNN while on a two-week visit to the United States.
Iran will not agree to refrain from enriching uranium, outgoing President Mohammad Khatami said Wednesday, according to the state-run IRNA news agency.
The band jams in a tiny room atop a Tehran building, their music full of heartbreak, their mood subdued. There is no audience, as rock 'n' roll is banned here and on the streets below.
Polling stations closed late Friday in Iran's presidential runoff between a moderate conservative former president and Tehran's hard-line conservative mayor.
Polls for Iran's tightly contested presidential election closed Friday at 11 p.m. (2:30 ET), but individuals still waiting in line were being allowed to vote, officials said.
Candidates in Iran's presidential election have ended their campaigning ahead of Friday's closely contested vote, with moderate cleric and former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani appearing to lead the race.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said he would support Iran being referred to the U.N. Security Council if Tehran breached its nuclear obligations.
Iran's President Mohammad Khatami says he hopes the winner of the U.S. presidential election will not interfere in Iran's affairs.
Iran says it has started converting raw uranium into gas for enrichment in defiance of demands set by the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog.
Hardline conservatives took over parliament Monday after a landslide victory in Iran's disputed parliamentary elections.
Hardline conservatives opposed to reform are heading for a landslide victory in Iran's controversial parliamentary elections. CNN Correspondent Kasra Naji explains the background and suggests what may happen next.
Hardline conservatives opposed to reform are heading for a landslide victory in Iran's controversial parliamentary elections.
Islamic hard-liners and reformists both claimed victory in Iran's elections, with returns showing conservatives ahead in the race for parliament but a reformist boycott limiting voter turnout.
Polling is under way in Iran for disputed parliamentary elections predicted to give more control of the Islamic nation to conservative religious hardliners.
Train service has resumed around the site in northeastern Iran where more than 300 people were killed and hundreds injured in an exposition two days earlier.
Initial results in controversial parliamentary elections in Iran show that Islamic conservatives are winning most of the seats.
Iranians are preparing to go to the polls amid predictions that conservative hardliners will flex their muscles and take control of the Islamic nation's parliament.
Nearly half the members of Iran's parliament are criticizing the Islamic nation's supreme leader for ordering general elections to go ahead Friday despite widespread belief that they will not be free or fair.
Tens of thousands of Iranians have been commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Islamic revolution. Here is a timeline of events that shaped Iran in the 20th century:
Tens of thousands of Iranians have been holding marches and rallies to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Islamic revolution.
Iranian President Mohammed Khatami has decided his government will hold general elections as planned in less than two weeks despite serious reservations about the fairness of the vote, Iran's state news agency reported.
After disqualifying thousands of reformist candidates, Iran's Guardian Council will reconsider several candidates given approval to run for office by Iran's intelligence ministry, a government spokesman said.
Reformist members of Iran's parliament have urged President Mohammed Khatami to postpone this month's parliamentary elections, saying the disqualification of thousands of candidates by Iran's clerical rulers makes a fair vote unlikely.
Ahead of elections later this month, 117 reformist lawmakers resigned from Iran's parliament Sunday, protesting the conservative Guardian Council election commission's disqualification of reform candidates.
An electoral crisis loomed Saturday in Iran as the interior minister said February's parliamentary elections would be illegal in light of an impasse over the disqualification of reform candidates.
Iranian President Mohammed Khatami says he will not resign amid the electoral crisis brewing in Tehran.
Iran's Vice President Mohammad Ali Abtahi says a number of ministers have tendered their resignations in an ongoing dispute over the disqualification of hundreds of pro-reform candidates.
Iranian reformist lawmakers have refused President Mohammad Khatami's call to end their protest over the disqualification of hundreds of moderate candidates for parliament.
Amid a protest over the disqualification of moderate candidates from upcoming elections, Iranian President Mohammad Khatami's cabinet is prepared to dissolve if it cannot guarantee a fair election process, state-run media report.
Dozens of Iranian legislators are reported to have resumed their protest in parliament over a hard-line commission's disqualification of moderate election candidates.
Iranian reformists walked out of parliament while others staged a sit-in to protest over the conservatives' rejection of election candidates.
Iranian authorities closed schools and warned oil and gas workers in the country's southwest to take precautions Wednesday after a wave of tremors rolled through the region.
Fears of an outbreak of disease following the devastating earthquake in the Iranian city of Bam are abating as international aid pours into the affected area.
Iranian authorities say search and rescue operations to find survivors from last week's devastating earthquake in Bam are essentially over.