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When Two Ayatollahs Kiss

Every day in Iran, millions of men kiss each other on the cheek as sign of respectful friendship.

However a recent kiss between two people has started jaws wagging.

A friendly beso, or is there more to it?


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Posted on : Sep 21 2010
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Iran shows it is rattled by Israel

Is the Iranian government really concerned about an attack by Israel? Does Israel have any other options, other than its military might to undermine the Iranian government? Why is the PLO so sensitive about Iran’s interference in its affairs? And what can the world do to save Sakineh Ashtiani?

This week’s two articles and one TV debate try to answer some of these questions.

Article – Iran shows it is rattled by Israel


TV- Debate – Can Sakineh Ashtiani be saved?



Article – Ramallah turns against Tehran


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Posted on : Sep 12 2010
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Iran’s Next President?

The decision to elect and groom Iran’s next president belongs to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Ahmadinejad has nowhere near the authority of Khamenei.

However this is not stopping him from grooming his choice for next president of the Islamic Republic.


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Posted on : Sep 03 2010
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