On Tuesday, Ayahtollah Ahmad Jannati was elected chairman of the Assembly of Experts, a powerful deliberative body charged with electing and removing Iran's Supreme Leader. Commenting on the election, Iranian political commentator Emad Abshenass spoke to Sputnik about the prospects for Jannati becoming the next Supreme Leader.
Labor activist Mehdi Farahi Shandiz, imprisoned for shouting “death to [Ali] Khamenei,” Iran’s supreme leader, is being unlawfully held in Rajaee Shahr Prison’s Ward 10, where non-political prisoners are kept, and has been denied furlough as well as adequate medical care. He did not have access to a lawyer in any of his trials and […]
That’s quite a statement: “If the Supreme Leader’s orders [are] to be executed, with the abilities and the equipment at our disposal, we will raze the Zionist regime in less than eight minutes,” Ahmad Karimpour, a senior adviser to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp’s al-Quds Force, was quoted as stating, according to regional reports. Photo […]
DUBAI (Reuters) - A powerful anti-Western cleric was chosen on Tuesday as the head of Iran's new Assembly of Experts, in a sign that hardliners are still in firm control of the body in charge of choosing the next supreme leader.
The Kremlin isn't the only authoritarian leader Donald Trump admires — he's also a self-proclaimed fan of North Korea's Kim Jong-un. During a rally in Iowa back in January, Trump praised North Korea's Supreme Leader as "incredible." "He goes in, he takes over, he's the boss," Trump said. "It's pretty ... More »
(John Hinderaker) One of these days, a reporter might ask President Obama how his grand plan for an alliance with Iran is turning out. Someone forgot to tell the mullahs, apparently. Today Iran’s more-or-less-official FARS News Service...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- Another Republican lawmaker is breaking from his party and urging the Senate to vote on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee. Rep. Daniel Donovan (R-N.Y.) said Monday that the the failure of GOP leaders to even...Show More Summary
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Virginia Republicans filed a lawsuit Monday to get the state supreme court to keep 206,000 felons from voting in the upcoming general election. They argue in the 61-page suit that Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe exceeded his authority...Show More Summary
An Iranian military adviser has said that Iran could wipe out Israel “in less than eight minutes” if the order was given by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. “If the Supreme Leader’s orders [are] to be executed, with the abilities...Show More Summary
Mark Zuckerberg has a plan to take over the entire world. We all thought that Google would become our supreme leaders, but Emperor Zuck has a much better chance. Why? Because he has us using Facebook Messenger to run every facet of our lives — and we’re handing over all of our information to him in the process. Show More Summary
NARAL calls his judicial choices their 'worst nightmare.'
Donald Trump released a list of 11 potential picks for the Supreme Court if he were to win the presidential election in November and among them is federal judge Diane Sykes. Sykes was described by ThinkProgress as very conservative, with decisions that have broadly expanded employers’ rights...
Star Wars fans have spent the months since the release of The Force Awakens collectively theorizing over the true identity of one of the film’s main villains, Supreme Leader Snoke, but now a Lucasfilm official has put an end to one of the most popular rumors regarding the character’s identity. Show More Summary
LucasFilm's Pablo Hidalgo shoots down a recent rumor that Supreme Leader Snoke is actually Darth Plagueis in Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Freshman Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas has been trying to undermine the Iran nuclear agreement from the get-go. Last year, Cotton wrote—and 46 other senators signed—a letter to Iran’s “supreme leader” and its president saying the deal would not be upheld after President Obama leaves office. Show More Summary
When Star Wars fans aren't busy arguing about the possible parentage of Rey, they turn their attention to other questions. Like exactly who is this Supreme Leader Snoke guy? Snoke is one of the more curious characters of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with a history as shrouded in mystery as anybody. Show More Summary
Who is Supreme Leader Snoke? This is one of the biggest questions fans had after watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens. There are plenty of theories out there, some crazy, some sensible. But one of the more predominant guesses from fans...Show More Summary
Mohammed Hashemi, a UAE national, who proclaimed himself the Daesh terrorist group's leader in the country, was sentenced by the country's Federal Supreme Court to life in prison for a number of terror offenses, according to local media.