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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said people should get the right to choose between different political movements.(AP Photo)

Iranians must have ‘right to choose’ at polls, says president Hassan Rouhani

Tehran | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2020 06:38 PM IST
Speaking at the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini during annual celebrations of the 1979 revolution, Rouhani, a moderate conservative, praised the political heritage of the Islamic republic’s founder.
Salman Rushdie, who some say is the greatest writer India has produced since Rabindranath Tagore, spent 13 years living under a false name and constant police protection.(AP/File Photo)
Salman Rushdie, who some say is the greatest writer India has produced since Rabindranath Tagore, spent 13 years living under a false name and constant police protection.(AP/File Photo)

‘I don’t want to hide’ says Salman Rushdie, 30 years after fatwa

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2019 10:36 AM IST
The novelist’s life changed forever on February 14, 1989, when Iran’s spiritual leader ordered Rushdie’s execution after branding his novel “The Satanic Verses” blasphemous.
In this file photo taken on February 01, 1979 at Tehran airport shows revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (C) posing aboard the Air France Boeing 747 jumbo that flew him back from exile in France to Tehran.(AFP file photo)
In this file photo taken on February 01, 1979 at Tehran airport shows revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (C) posing aboard the Air France Boeing 747 jumbo that flew him back from exile in France to Tehran.(AFP file photo)

40 years ago, Iran’s exiled Khomeini returns a hero

Agence France-Presse, Tehran | By Patrick Meney
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 11:38 AM IST
Forty years ago Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Shiite spiritual cleric who led Iran’s unfolding Islamic revolution, was welcomed back to Tehran by a jubilant throng after more than 14 years in exile.
18 suspects still face charges over the attacks at the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s mausoleum last year.(AFP/File Photo)
18 suspects still face charges over the attacks at the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s mausoleum last year.(AFP/File Photo)

Iran court sentences eight men to death over Islamic State attack

Reuters, Dubai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 03:09 PM IST
18 people were killed in suicide attacks at the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s mausoleum last year, in the first deadly operation by Islamic State in the country.
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