Topic: Imam Mahdi
James Buchan examines both the politics and the theology of the Iranian Revolution.
Why Iran's iron ayatollah distrusts the US and what that means for nuclear talks and the possibility of war with the West.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have been locked in a stand-off that had some predicting the president would resign this past weekend.
05/09/2011 06:50 pm
Iran’s leaders say nuclear weapons are forbidden by Islamic law. What I’ve seen suggests otherwise.
03/24/2010 10:06 am
The attacks, for a second Friday in a row, raise concerns about a return to sectarian fighting.
08/07/2009 01:00 am
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faces a surge from the more moderate challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi, as more educated urban voters tire of his polarizing politics.
06/08/2009 01:00 am
The hard-line views expressed by the Iranian president at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday are informed by a Messianic religious belief.
09/24/2008 01:00 am
Iraqi troops took the southern city without a shot being fired from Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army.
06/23/2008 01:00 am