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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

Gas pipeline: Iran seeks Pak's commitment to project

Iran has offered to provide Pakistan USD 500 million to build its section of a bilateral gas pipeline project on the condition that Islamabad will not turn its back on the venture, a media report said Sunday.

India, Iran should address trade imbalance: PM

During his talks with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Manmohan Singh referred to trade imbalance and spoke of the need for Iran to import more, and particularly "resume imports of Indian wheat," an Indian government source said.

Iran lawmakers question $4 bn taken by central bank

Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday said in a report to the country's judicial branch that the Central Bank improperly took USD 4 billion from the country's general reserve, in what appeared to be another blow by the parliament against embattled President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.