The Iranian File
Ahmadinejad's close aide Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie was barred from running in the Iranian presidential election on Tuesday but the President said he'll take up the matter with the Supreme Leader
The US have called the criteria that has disqualified former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani , aged 78, and an aide to current president Ahmadinejad from running in the June 14 Iranian elections, "too vague"
May 21, 2013
Iran's Guardian Council has come forward to say those who are physically weak and only able to work "a few hours a day" will be rejected from the upcoming elections, which may affect the Rafsanjani, Iran's former president, who is aged 78.
May 19, 2013
Two Iranian men accused of passing security information to the CIA and Mossad were hanged at dawn on Sunday after the Tehran Revolutionary Court and the Supreme Court gave the go-ahead.
As the Iranian presidential elections draw nearer, the government is closely monitoring and censoring the internet, even denying citizens to effectively check their emails.
May 15, 2013
Hard-line Iranian lawmakers are gunning for two contenders in next month's elections, a moderate former President and a the incumbent's protege
May 12, 2013
686 individuals have signed up for the presidential race in Iran: they will now be vetted by the leadership
May 7, 2013
Candidates have until Saturday to register for the elections that will be held next month
April 14, 2013
Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE meet on Sunday in Riyadh to discuss contingency plans for potential radiation leaks from the Bushehr nuclear plant
April 10, 2013
Aftershocks continue to rock Iran after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Bushehr on Tueday
April 9, 2013
According to official reports, the earthquake struck close to Bushehr in the south west of the country.
April 7, 2013
Following the nuclear talks in Almaty that ended in stalemate, a senior Israeli ministers asks that the international community give Iran an ultimatum to push them to compromise.
April 6, 2013
As the final day of talks in Kazakhstan comes round, world powers have few hopes of striking a deal with the Persian nation.
April 5, 2013
The second meeting begins in Almaty, Kazakhstan with high hopes but low expectations.
March 27, 2013
The Persian state claimed the move to allow the unelected opposition leader Moaz Al-Khatib set a dangerous precedent.