Released tape rekindles memory of 1988 Iran mass execution
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The scratchy, echo-filled tape recording carries the voice of a man who once was in line to become Iran's supreme leader, talking about one of the darkest moments of the country's post-revolution history still not recognized by its government.
17 September, 2013 Insight: Brotherhood leaders liken Egypt jail cells to graves CAIRO (Reuters) - Murad Ali says he was put in a foul-smelling cell on death row, sleeping on a concrete floor, and denied light and human contact after his arrest in Egypt's crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. "It was as dark as a grave," he wrote in a letter addressed to friends and […]
6 January, 2012 Iran’s warnings reflect tougher military doctrine During a graduation at Iran's main army academy, the country's leader laid down a tougher military posture for the Islamic Republic. Iran must never hesitate to display its power in a hard-edged world where the weak pay the price, he told the newly mi...
26 August, 2013 Iran’s Khamenei blames outsiders for Middle East’s woes DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed countries outside the Middle East on Monday for the region's turmoil and the Shi'ite cleric said regional states backing radical Sunni Islamists would be damaged by conflict. Khamenei, the most powerful man in Iran, […]
25 July, 2015 Bahrain recalls its Iran envoy over ‘hostile comments’ Bahrain has decided to recall its ambassador to Tehran in protest at "hostile" comments by Iranian leaders, the official BNA news agency reported on Saturday. It said the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA) "strongly denounced the repeated blatant Iranian interference in Bahrain's […]
25 May, 2015 Iraq, Iran push back on US defense chief over Ramadi loss BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq and Iran pushed back Monday against U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter's criticisms over the fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State group, with an Iranian general going as far as saying America had "no will" to fight the extremists.