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World - Region
3/4/2024 5:41:52 PM
Iran on Monday announced a turnout of 41 percent in last week's elections for parliament and a key clerical body, a record low since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, according to voting records.

World - Region
3/1/2024 2:07:41 PM
Iranians voted on Friday in elections for parliament and a key clerical body, amid expectations of a low turnout and with conservatives expected to tighten their grip on power.

World - Region
10/6/2023 12:57:09 PM
Iranian campaigner Narges Mohammadi has for decades campaigned on the most sensitive issues in the Islamic republic, opposing pillars of the clerical system including capital punishment and the obligatory hijab, and defiantly refusing to give up her campaigning even behind bars.

World - International
8/19/2023 11:55:15 AM
A Muslim cleric is among a dozen people being investigated for using mosque loudspeakers to order protests against alleged blasphemy by Christians which erupted into mob violence in Pakistan earlier this week, a senior police official said.

World - International
7/30/2023 7:35:27 PM
A powerful bomb ripped through a political rally by supporters of a hard-line cleric and political leader on Sunday in the country’s northwestern Bajur district, police and health officials said. At least 40 people were killed and nearly 200 wounded, including children, in one of the worst attacks in recent years.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
5/28/2023 10:51:59 PM
Influential Iraqi Shiite cleric Ammar Al-Hakim, leader of the National Wisdom Movement, reviewed Iraq’s political scene and regional issues with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and officials as he visited Cairo on Sunday.

World - Region
5/25/2023 10:22:06 PM
The United States on Thursday called Iran's missile program a "serious threat" after the clerical state unveiled a new model with its longest range to date.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Nakba remembered
5/10/2023 7:17:43 PM
This essay on state and society in Israel, 50 years after its founding, traces the roots of the new populist authoritarianism emerging under Netanyahu. Based on the marriage of Zionist colonialism and aggressive clericalism, the new regime is the logical expression of the Zionist project

World - Region
4/26/2023 12:11:54 PM
A powerful Iranian cleric, a member of the Assembly of Experts that selects the country's supreme leader, has been killed in an armed attack, state media said Wednesday.

World - Region
4/14/2023 1:43:45 PM
Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr, who wields great influence over national politics, said Friday he was "freezing" for a year his powerful movement over "sinful" practices among supporters.

World - Region
3/21/2023 10:01:33 AM
European ministers agreed on Monday to add eight Iranians and one of the Tehran government's most powerful bodies to EU sanctions lists, alleging human rights violations.

World - Region
2/23/2023 5:30:37 PM
Switzerland's ambassador to Iran on Thursday faced accusations of betraying the women-led protest movement after she wore all-enveloping black Islamic dress on a visit to a holy shrine alongside clerics.

World - Region
1/8/2023 11:11:31 AM
Iran's Islamic clerical regime is divided in its response to months of unprecedented protests, wavering between repression and what it views as conciliatory gestures trying to quell the discontent, analysts say.

World - Region
12/9/2022 7:23:47 PM
A Sunni cleric in Iran's southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan was kidnapped and killed, the authorities said Friday -- the latest deadly incident in a region rocked by unrest.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
12/7/2022 11:20:45 PM
Iran’s women have risen up in revolt against the rule of the clerics in Iran, indicating that they are no longer willing to be ruled by a set of archaic laws.

World - Region
11/4/2022 5:58:06 PM
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Friday dismissed a pledge from US leader Joe Biden to "free Iran" as the clerical regime faced a new upsurge in protests seven weeks into the anti-regime movement.

World - Region
10/21/2022 3:59:47 PM
Ali Tehrani, a critic and brother-in-law of Iran's supreme leader, has died at age 96, local media reported Thursday.

World - Region
10/15/2022 2:12:33 PM
Iraqi firebrand cleric Moqtada Sadr's movement on Saturday announced its refusal to join a new government being formed by prime minister-designate Mohammad Shia al-Sudani.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
10/7/2022 2:18:00 PM
Prominent Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr has a lot to worry about. He has created a mass movement only to turn out he is lacking the edge.

World - Region
9/28/2022 5:46:35 PM
Supporters of Iraq's influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr again stormed Baghdad's Green Zone government area Wednesday as the Iraqi parliament held session on the resignation of its speaker.

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