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Iran appoints ultra-conservative cleric to head its judiciary; Ebrahim Raisi was a one-time presidential hopeful
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Iran appoints ultra-conservative cleric to head its judiciary; Ebrahim Raisi was a one-time presidential hopeful

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday appointed ultra-conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi, a one-time presidential hopeful, as head of the judiciary, the leader's website said.

Thousands hit Iran's streets protesting rising inflation and unemployment
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Thousands hit Iran's streets protesting rising inflation and unemployment

Iran has seen its largest anti-government protests since the disputed presidential election in 2009, with thousands taking to the streets in several cities.

Iran president appoints three women to top govt posts after taking flack for all-male Cabinet
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Iran president appoints three women to top govt posts after taking flack for all-male Cabinet

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani appointed two female vice presidents, after coming under fire from reformists for nominating no women ministers

Iran Presidential Election 2017: Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote
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Iran Presidential Election 2017: Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote

Tehran: Reformist candidates swept municipal elections in Iran's capital, taking all 21 seats in Tehran as president Hassan Rouhani won a second term, state media reported.

Iran hardline candidate Ebraham Raisi claims poll violations, calls for inquiry
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Iran hardline candidate Ebraham Raisi claims poll violations, calls for inquiry

Tehran: Iran's defeated hardline candidate Ebrahim Raisi denounced numerous "violations" in the conduct of Friday's election that saw the re-election of president Hassan Rouhani, and called for an investigation.

Narendra Modi congratulates Hassan Rouhani on re-election as Iran President
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Narendra Modi congratulates Hassan Rouhani on re-election as Iran President

Narendra Modi congratulated Hassan Rouhani on his re-election as the President of Iran and affirmed India's commitment to strengthen the special relationship between the two nations

Iran Election: All you need to know about the moderate cleric President Hassan Rouhani
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Iran Election: All you need to know about the moderate cleric President Hassan Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani, who won re-election, has spent three decades at the heart of Iran's revolutionary establishment but still faces opposition from hardliners for trying to rebuild ties with the West.

Iran Presidential Election 2017: Initial results show Hassan Rouhani is headed for victory
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Iran Presidential Election 2017: Initial results show Hassan Rouhani is headed for victory

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appeared to have secured a convincing election victory with voters backing his efforts to rebuild foreign ties.

Iran Presidential Elections 2017: Polling extended as Iranians deliver verdict on Hassan Rouhani
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Iran Presidential Elections 2017: Polling extended as Iranians deliver verdict on Hassan Rouhani

Iran's polls finally closed after Friday's election was extended to cope with the large numbers turning out to give their verdict on President Hassan Rouhani and his troubled efforts to rebuild international ties and kickstart the struggling economy.

Iran Presidential Election 2017: A primer on voting, governance and clerical power
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Iran Presidential Election 2017: A primer on voting, governance and clerical power

Iranians are voting Friday for the next president of the Islamic Republic, but how does that elected leader fit into the country's clerically managed government that approves candidates ultimately overseen by its supreme leader?

Iran Presidential Election 2017: Voters weigh in on Hassan Rouhani's economy, diplomacy
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Iran Presidential Election 2017: Voters weigh in on Hassan Rouhani's economy, diplomacy

Tehran: Polls opened in Iran with voters set to give their verdict on president Hassan Rouhani's policy of opening up to the world and efforts to rebuild the stagnant economy. He faces stiff competition from hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi, 56, who has positioned himself as a defender of the poor and called for a much tougher line with the West.

Iran presidential polls: Key test for Hassan Rouhani's efforts to rebuild stagnant economy
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Iran presidential polls: Key test for Hassan Rouhani's efforts to rebuild stagnant economy

Polls opened in Iran on Friday, with voters set to give their verdict on President Hassan Rouhani's policy of opening up to the world and efforts to rebuild the stagnant economy

Iran Presidential Election 2017: All you need to know about the candidates and the issues
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Iran Presidential Election 2017: All you need to know about the candidates and the issues

On Friday, Iran goes to the polls to pick their next president. History favours incumbent president Hassan Rouhani—every Iranian president since 1981 has won re-election—but there are signs of trouble on the horizon.

Iran election: Hassan Rouhani looks to beat hardliners as nation prepares for poll
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Iran election: Hassan Rouhani looks to beat hardliners as nation prepares for poll

The consequences of Hassan Rouhani's decision to open up Iran and secure a historic nuclear deal in exchange for relief from sanctions will play out in the upcoming Iran elections

Iran Election 2017: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warns against violence during polls, says troublemakers will be 'slapped'
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Iran Election 2017: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warns against violence during polls, says troublemakers will be 'slapped'

Iran's supreme leader warned today that anyone trying to foment unrest around the upcoming presidential election "will definitely be slapped in the face" a sign authorities want to avoid a repetition of the violence that followed the country's disputed 2009 poll.