Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Explainer: What has brought Iranian protesters to the streets?

Explainer: What has brought Iranian protesters to the streets?

Iran warned of a tough crackdown on Sunday against demonstrators posing one of the boldest challenges to its clerical leaders since nationwide unrest shook the Islamist theocracy in 2009.

Jan 01, 2018, 10:48 AM IST

Ally of Iran`s Ahmadinejad says sentenced to 63 years in jail

Hamid Baghaie, who appeared in court in September and October and is free on bail, made the announcement on the Telegram messaging app without giving details.

Dec 20, 2017, 23:31 PM IST

Iran's reformist ex-president Khatami backs Rouhani reelection

Iran's reformist former president Mohammad Khatami has skirted a media ban to endorse moderate incumbent Hassan Rouhani for a second term over conservative challengers in a tight May 19 election.

May 03, 2017, 13:39 PM IST

Iran election campaign kicks off without Ahmadinejad

Campaigning began on Friday for Iran`s presidential election with incumbent Hassan Rouhani facing a tough battle against hardliners, though not from former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who was barred from standing.

Apr 21, 2017, 15:42 PM IST

Over 1,600 candidates register for Iran's presidential election

More than 1,600 candidates have registered to run for Iranian presidency as the registration for May 19 presidential election closed on Saturday.

Apr 16, 2017, 09:23 AM IST

Iran`s Ahmadinejad registers to run for president

Iran`s former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the shock move on Wednesday of registering for next month`s presidential election, going against the advice of the supreme leader.

Apr 12, 2017, 16:15 PM IST
Will not run in Iranian presidential vote, says Ahmadinejad

Will not run in Iranian presidential vote, says Ahmadinejad

Former hardline Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday he will not compete in next year`s presidential vote.

Sep 27, 2016, 18:18 PM IST

Iranian President to visit Islamabad this month

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to visit Pakistan at the end of this month in a bid to re-establish bilateral economic ties, the media reported on Thursday.

Mar 10, 2016, 09:54 AM IST

Voting extended as Iranians queue in crucial elections

The Islamic republic's ultimate authority, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was among the first to vote and he urged the country's 55 million-strong electorate to follow suit, as "it's both a duty and a right".

Feb 26, 2016, 22:14 PM IST

Ahmadinejad's former bodyguard killed in Syria: Report

A onetime bodyguard for former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been killed while fighting in Syria, says Iran's semi-official news agency on Friday.

Oct 23, 2015, 19:13 PM IST
Deal or no deal, Iran president faces headaches at home

Deal or no deal, Iran president faces headaches at home

Iran`s president has been pursuing a nuclear agreement for two years but even if a deal is reached Hassan Rouhani and his government will soon face mounting political pressure at home.

Jun 30, 2015, 15:44 PM IST

Deputy of former Iranian president Ahmadinejad arrested

Iranian authorities detained a former vice-president on Monday on undeclared charges, local news agencies reported, months after another deputy to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was sentenced in a graft scandal.

Jun 08, 2015, 18:38 PM IST

Iran says can`t afford Ahmadinejad cash handouts

 Iran can no longer sustain the billions of dollars needed to pay cash handouts enacted by former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a top official said Tuesday, signalling plans to halt them.

May 19, 2015, 20:48 PM IST

Saudi king warns of Iran threat, rebels hit border town

 Saudi Arabia`s King Salman on Tuesday urged his fellow Gulf leaders to stand up to Iran, as Yemeni rebels backed by Tehran bombarded a Saudi border city.

May 06, 2015, 01:34 AM IST

Iran politics soiled by `dirty money`: minister

Iran`s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said Saturday political life in the Islamic republic was tainted by "dirty money", including from drugs, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Feb 21, 2015, 21:30 PM IST

Iran's Ahmadinejad launches website ahead of vote

Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a website ahead of parliamentary elections next year in a sign he may be eyeing a political comeback despite a recent corruption scandal.

Feb 01, 2015, 19:32 PM IST

Iran vice president under Ahmadinejad gets five years

Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Iran`s first vice president under former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been sentenced to five years in prison and fined, state media said on Wednesday.

Jan 22, 2015, 03:24 AM IST

Iran's Internet censorship not working: President

President Hassan Rouhani re-entered Iran's feverish debate on Internet censorship and gender segregation on Sunday, saying neither policy was in the country's interest.

Sep 07, 2014, 20:23 PM IST

Iran convicts Ahmadinejad's vice president

Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Iran's first vice president under former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been sentenced to prison and fined, it was reported on Monday.

Sep 01, 2014, 20:02 PM IST

Ex-nuclear negotiator named to Iran arbitration body

Hardline former top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili was on Thursday appointed to Iran`s top political arbitration body, the Expediency Council, state television reported.

Sep 12, 2013, 21:27 PM IST