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2008-10-26 09:00:08

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is suffering from exhaustion but his illness is not serious, a political ally says. Mohammad Esmail Kowsari, an Ahmadinejad supporter and member of Iran's parliament, told Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency, IRNA, the president will recover soon and rumors of a more serious illness are merely disinformation spread by political opponents meant to influence upcoming elections, CNN reported Sunday. "The president will eventually fully recover...

2008-10-14 21:00:20

Iran removed Deputy Oil Minister Mohammad-Reza Nematzadeh from office Tuesday without naming a specific cause, sources said. Nematzadeh, one of about a dozen top oil officials removed from their posts in the past three years, had been in charge of the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Co. As such, he was responsible for overseeing the country's gasoline rationing, the Financial Times reported. Analysts, however, saw the dismissal as a move by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to...

2008-09-26 12:00:23

The first channel of Iranian state television has said that most of the Western media is tightly controlled by Zionists. In a special programme called "Zionism and the media" which was broadcast on the occasion of Quds Day rallies in Iran, the TV channel said that such media outlets as ABC, CBS, NBC, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, AP, CNN, the BBC, Reuters and others serve the ideas of Zionism. According to this report, the Prentice Hall, Random House and Simon &...

2008-09-25 15:00:35

By CALEV BEN-DAVID It's probably safe to say that Paul McCartney, performing here this week in defiance of radical Islamist threats, won't be following up any time soon with a similar appearance in Iran. But McCartney and The Beatles have apparently left their mark on that country. "I first heard of the Beatles sometime around 1964, when I was a sixth-grader in Teheran," wrote Iranian- American emigre Mehrdad Mehdizadeh in 1996; "I remember all the sensation about The Beatles, or...

2008-07-23 18:00:14

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama warned in Israel Wednesday a nuclear Iran could lead to nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorists. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee told a news conference in Sderot after meetings in Jerusalem with Israeli leaders and in the West Bank with Palestinian officials such a scenario is our single most important threat, both to Israel and also to the United States. Obama said he takes it as a positive sign the Bush administration shifted its Iran position...

2008-07-09 09:00:04

By Vijay Joshi Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that he sees no possibility of a war between his country and the United States or Israel. He also predicted Israel would collapse without Iranian action. "I assure you that there won't be any war in the future," Ahmadinejad told a news conference during a visit to Malaysia for a summit of developing Muslim nations. The Israelis "are a complex political group, but you should know...

2006-09-06 05:08:17

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a devout Shi'ite Muslim, urged the West on Wednesday to turn to God's path and said failure to do would ensure they faced "no good fate." Ahmadinejad, whose speeches are often peppered with religious and anti-Western remarks, also repeated a call for a live television debate with President Bush so the world could choose which of the two leaders was in the right. Iran is embroiled in a nuclear stand-off with the West, which...

2006-09-03 07:59:29

By Edmund Blair TEHRAN (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan told Iranians the Holocaust was "an undeniable historical fact" on Sunday after meeting President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who caused outrage in the West when he said it was a "myth." Annan also condemned an exhibition of Holocaust cartoons in Tehran that was staged by an Iranian newspaper in retaliation for the September publication of caricatures of the Muslim Prophet Mohammad in Danish and other European newspapers....


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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