Iran's Shortlisted Presidential Candidates
Iran's Interior Ministry has announced the official shortlist of candidates that will be vying to succeed President Mahmud Ahmadinejad in that country's June 14 election.
Tue May 21, 2013
Global Voices Online
The Eccentrics and the Women Who Run for President in Iran
Hundreds of hopeful Iranians, including thirty women, have registered as candidates to replace President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the forthcoming election on June 14, 2013 even though they have no chance whatsoever of being elected.
Mon May 20, 2013
Analysts continue to obsess about next month's presidential elections in Iran. The latest source of speculation is that the Guardian Council, an unelected body charged with vetting presidential candidates might give the hook , on account of advanced age, to 78-year-old former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who last week declared his ... (more)
Fri May 17, 2013
Women banned from Iranian election
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Iran Presidential Election: Women Banned
No one had expected the women to gain any support from the Council but their failed attempt at least serves as a reminder of the lack of progress for women's rights in Iran.
Thu May 16, 2013
The Miami Herald
Iranian cleric: Women can't be president in Iran
Iranians walk in the old bazaar, in Tehran, Iran, on Sunday, May 12, 2013. On Saturday former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani's made a last minute surprise decision to enter Iran's presidential election process, which now includes more than 680 hopefuls and will culminate June 14 with just a handful of names on the ballot to succeed Mahmoud ... (more)
Tue May 07, 2013
USGS M5+ Earthquakes
M 4.2, central Iran
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Tue Apr 30, 2013
What Is the Oldest Tree in the World?
Until 2013, the oldest individual tree in the world was Methuselah, a 4,845-year-old Great Basin bristlecone pine in the White Mountains of California.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Hello Jabber Great photo this one. I am suspicious because I love B&W, but this is good.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Emirates News Agency
Mild earthquakes hit Iran
WAM TEHRAN, April 24th, 2013 -- Three mild earthquakes measuring between 3 and 3.9 on Richter scale shook three provinces of Iran's Yazd, Bushehr, Sistan and Baluchestan on early Wednesday.