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In the Iranian capital, violent clashes between anti-government crowds and police have killed at least eight protesters. (photo, from bbc.co.uk)

The nephew of former presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi is reportedly among the four protesters shot dead in Tehran, while the others died in the northern city of Tabriz. (more…)

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Most of the cabinet proposed by president Ahmadinejad (photo, from bbc.co.uk) has been approved on Thursday by Iranian legislators. Among those approved is a man linked to the bombing of a jewish centre in Argentina. (more…)

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Iran has opened the first trial of people allegedly involved in post-election violence. The charges included rioting, vandalism, “acting against national security”, and conspiring against the ruling system, state media reported.

Leading members of the opposition reform movement, such as a former vice-president, are included in the defendants. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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Following the announcement that president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had won Iran’s presidential poll, thousands of angry protesters have clashed with police. (photo, from nytimes.com) (more…)

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On Monday, an Iranian-American journalist imprisoned on charges of spying for the US was released in Tehran. It removes an obstacle to President Obama’s opening to Iran but also illustrates the volatility of the Iranian government. (more…)

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Iranian president (photo, nouvelobs.com) said he will not intervene in the case of the Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who has been jailed for spying. (more…)

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Delegates have walked out of a speech by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (photo, from bbc.co.uk), Iran’s president, after he described Israel as a “racist government”, during a United Nations conference on racism. (more…)

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