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Iran mourns `sheikh of moderation` Rafsanjani

Iran began three days of mourning Monday after the death of ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a pillar of the Islamic revolution who became a leading counterweight to hardliners.

Former president of Iran Ayatollah Rafsanjani dead at 82

Former president of Iran Ayatollah Rafsanjani dead at 82

Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died in hospital in Tehran where he was taken after suffering a heart attack on Sunday, state media reported.

Iran polls: Hassan Rouhani hails election wins, ally salutes 'will of people'

Iran polls: Hassan Rouhani hails election wins, ally salutes 'will of people'

A reformist-backed list of candidates aligned with Hassan Rouhani was on course to win all 30 parliamentary seats in Tehran.

'Iran got Pakistan's help to acquire Nuclear weapon technology'

'Iran got Pakistan's help to acquire Nuclear weapon technology'

Iran's former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has claimed that Iran received nuclear technology from Pakistan in mid 80s.

Iran ex-president`s son begins 10-year jail term

 The son of Iran`s former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani began a 10-year prison term for financial and security crimes on Sunday, insisting his conviction was politically motivated.

Iranian court upholds jail term for son of ex-president Rafsanjani: IRNA

An Iranian appeals court upheld the jail sentence of Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani, son of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, on corruption and security charges, state news agency IRNA quoted a judiciary official as saying on Thursday. 

Son of ex-Iran president Rafsanjani gets 15 years jail

The son of Iran`s former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has been sentenced to 15 years in jail after being tried for security offences and financial crimes, state media said Sunday.

Iran gives ex-president`s daughter suspended jail term

Iran on Saturday handed a daughter of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani a suspended jail sentence for spreading lies about the authorities, her lawyer told the official IRNA news agency.

Iran`s vetting body stands by Rafsanjani veto

Iran`s hardline electoral watchdog the Guardians Council stood by its decision to bar former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani from presidential poll.

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani blasts Iran`s rulers

A website is reporting that former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has strongly criticised the policies of Iran`s ruling clerical establishment.

Top figures barred from Iran presidential poll

The official ballot list, announced on state TV, followed a nearly six-hour delay in which the names were kept under wraps.

Iran election overseers may bar former president

Iran`s election overseers say they will bar candidates who are physically weak from running in next month`s presidential election, a clear nod toward a former president.

‘Woman on ballot’ not ‘approved by law’: Iran council cleric

Iran’s constitutional body, the Guardian Council, has ruled out women’s participation in Presidential Elections as candidates.

Iran`s ex-president softens stance toward Israel

Iran`s influential former president has expressed a softer stance toward the country`s archenemy Israel in sharp contrast to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad` typical anti-Israel remarks.

Daughter of Iran`s ex-president stands trial

The daughter of former Iranian
President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has been brought to trial
on charges of making propaganda against the ruling system.

Former aide to Iran`s Rafsanjani back in jail

A top Iranian reformist close to ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is back in jail to serve a one-year sentence, government newspaper Iran said on Monday.

Rafsanjani accuses Iran rulers of intolerance: Report

Powerful cleric and former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani accused Iran`s rulers on Sunday of being intolerant, saying they have closed the door on constructive criticism.