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.
Iran has seen its largest anti-government protests since the disputed presidential election in 2009, with thousands taking to the streets in several cities.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani appointed two female vice presidents, after coming under fire from reformists for nominating no women ministers
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.
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 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
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.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appeared to have secured a convincing election victory with voters backing his efforts to rebuild foreign ties.
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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'
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.