The BICI report of 2011 urged the Bahraini government to endorse reforms. Yet, the dialogue between the opposition and the government reached a deadlock
The day after Khomeini's burial, the Assembly of Experts appointed Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei as Supreme Leader (Rahbar) of the Revolution
Running on a platform of liberalization and reform, Khatami won the support especially of young men and women
Hojatoleslam Hashemi Rafsanjani is often referred to as a pragmatic conservative, part of the religious establishment but open to a broader range of views
Especially during the first years of its rule, the revolutionary regime was confronted by numerous strong internal opponents
On 16 September 1941 Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi assumed the throne, against a backdrop of social and political disarray and economic crisis
On 4 November the American Embassy was occupied by a group of revolutionary youth, demanding the extradition of the Shah to Iran.
The parliamentary elections for the Ninth Islamic Consultative Assembly (or Majlis), were held in Iran on 2 March 2012
As the Shah's regime became increasingly repressive, popular discontent grew, and mass demonstrations erupted in 1977. On 1 April 1979, following a referendum, …
Debate over Iran's nuclear program remains the focal point in relations between Iran and the US and its European allies
Iran is one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations, with urban settlements dating back to 4000 BCE. The Achaemenid Empire, sometimes called the First …
Currently subject to an Islamic republican system, Iran is characterized by many distinct historical stages and fluctuations. This country, which adheres to the …
An overview of the ancient history of Israel, including a description of the Egyptian rule and the original Semitic population.