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Iranian Rappers: Protect Ya Neck

Even in exile, Iranian rappers are still chessboxin’ with the Ayatollah BY Janine Di Giovanni It could have happened almost anywhere in the world. Sporting sunglasses and flourescent sneakers, a small group of men and women danced on a rooftop to “Happy,” the hit single by Pharrell Williams. They filmed the party and uploaded the

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Bahrain Strips Top Shiite Muslim Cleric of Citizenship: Agency

DUBAI, June 20 – Bahrain has stripped the spiritual leader of the kingdom’s Shiite Muslim majority of his citizenship, state news agency BNA reported on Monday, and there were reports of a protest outside his house. The move against Ayatollah Isa Qassim comes less than a week after a court ordered the country’s main opposition

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Iran’s Khamenei Calls for Vigilance Against West’s ‘Soft War’: State TV

ANKARA, May 26 – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for vigilance against what he called a “soft war” mounted by the West and aimed at weakening the clerical establishment, state television reported on Thursday. “Our officials and all parts of the establishment should be vigilant about the West’s continued soft war against Iran

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Moderates Could Gain Influence Over Choice of Next Leader in Iran Vote

By Babak Dehghanpisheh BEIRUT, Feb 21 – Iran’s Assembly of Experts, made up mostly of elderly clerics, has not mattered much for years. The body’s main task is choosing Iran’s supreme leader, but that job has not come vacant since 1989. This time it’s different. Given the ailing health of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,

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