Islamic Revolution

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Clashes Mark Iran Revolution Day

Security forces fire on activists: web site

(Newser) - Protesters clashed with security forces in Tehran today as hundreds of thousands of people mobbed the streets to mark Iran's Revolution Day, witnesses reported. Police fired bullets and teargas at supporters of opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi who were holding a rally in downtown Tehran, according to an activist website run... More »

Iran to US: We're Ready for Talks With 'Respect'

Ahmadinejad responds to US calls for change

(Newser) - As the Obama administration tries to overcome years of bad blood with Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today said his country is ready for talks “based on mutual respect and in a fair atmosphere,” the New York Times reports. “The new US administration has said that it wants... More »

Iran Guards Hidden Art Trove

Top modern art collection kept in the basement of Iranian museum

(Newser) - A basement chock full of Picassos, Monets, and almost every important Western Modernist painter—surely the Louvre? Au contraire, the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. That’s where the LA Times’ Kim Murphy found a treasure trove of painstakingly cared-for paintings that have seen the light of day but once... More »

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