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Iran and U.S. to Intensify Tactical Cooperation

President Hassan Rouhani contradicted Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's remarks about the potential rapprochement between the US and the Islamic republic. Although, Mr. Khamenei continues to reject the idea that there would...Show More Summary

PBS NewsHour: Inside North Carolina's Battle Over Voter ID Laws

'After the Supreme Court's decision to overturn a key part of the Voting Rights Act, North Carolina's Republican-led state legislature passed a new voter ID law and reversed many of the voting procedures civil rights leaders spent years trying to win. Now, the law is being challenged in federal court. +PBS NewsHour 's Jeff Greenfield reports.'

The Case for the Pope Getting Punk'd Into Davis Meeting

In my own post on Pope Francis' interesting encounter with that well-known American spiritual leader the Clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, I allowed as how it was possible the Supreme...

Khamenei calls for stronger Iranian military to deter enemies

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's armed forces should increase their preparedness to deter and defend against an attack by foreign enemies, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday.

Iran warns Saudis of ‘fierce’ reaction if corpses of hajj dead not returned

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei threatened a “fierce” reaction Wednesday if Saudi Arabia does not quickly repatriate victims of last week’s hajj stampede. “Saudi officials are failing to do their duties,” Khamenei said in a speech to graduating navy officers, following delays in the return of at least 239 Iranian bodies, accusing some of […]

Iran’s Khamenei Warns of ‘Fierce Reaction’ if Hajj Bodies Not Returned

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has threatened a ‘tough and fierce’ reaction against Saudi Arabia if it does not swiftly repatriate victims of last week’s Hajj stampede, calling on Muslim countries to form an investigative committee into the cause of the tragedy.

Iran's leader demands Muslim world probe haj deaths

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei on Wednesday called on Muslim countries to investigate the deadly crush on the Islamic haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia last Thursday that killed 769 people including at least 239 Iranians.

Kim Jong-un Visits Women Soldiers and Gets Memed

When you’re Kim Jong-un, life can be pretty interesting. From sporting the most in-demand haircut this side of North Korea, to answering questions about poorly-directed missiles like a bawse, it’s good to be the Supreme Leader. And hey, you’re not just fantastic, you’re absolutely memetastic! So, when the internet got its mischievous hands on a […]

Cruz Wrongly Declares Death On Iran's Leader

Senator Ted Cruz has just promised that if he becomes President of the United States he will do all he can to bring about the death of the current Head of State of the Islamic Republic of Iran, its Vilayat-el-faqih, or "Supreme Jurisprudent," Ali Khameini. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Threatens to Assassinate Iran’s Supreme Leader

Another day, another major US politician casually calling for regime change in Iran. At Friday morning's rightwing panderfest, also known as the "Value Voters Summit", Texas Senator Ted Cruz set the tone early by calling the President...Show More Summary

Saudi King Orders Hajj Safety Review

The Supreme Leader of Iran has accused the Saudi government of "mismanagement"

Iran blames Saudi Arabia for hajj stampede tragedy

Iran’s supreme leader said Saudi Arabia is responsible for Thursday’s stampede during the annual hajj in which 90 Iranians were among more than 700 Muslim pilgrims killed. Laying the blame for the deaths on “improper measures” and “mismanagement,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced three days of mourning. “The government of Saudi Arabia must accept the huge […]

Saudi Government Negligence Cause of Deadly Stampede Near Mecca - Khamenei

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said that the deadly stampede at the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia was a consequence of the Saudi government's negligence.

Mother of Imprisoned Physicist Writes Letter to Khamenei Pleading for His Freedom

The mother of Omid Kokabee, a physicist imprisoned in Iran since January 2011, has written a letter to the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, calling for her son’s freedom on the occasion of the start of the new academic year. “For the fifth consecutive year, when the academic year begins, in a country whose leader emphasizes scientific […]

Iran leader hits at Israel over al-Aqsa violence

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei denounced Israel on Wednesday for what he called its "insult" to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque in connection with Israeli actions at one of Islam's holiest places.

No handshakes, fist bumps for pope's speech to Congress

The pontiff will be on a tight schedule Thursday, and congressional leaders want to avoid anything that could slow him down, such as members of Congress shaking hands with the chief of one of the departments or greeting a Supreme Court justice or even the pontiff himself. The pope is scheduled to arrive at the Capitol shortly after 9 a.m. Show More Summary

Why US Bishops Aren't Embracing Pope Francis' Climate Push

The story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. When the US supreme court legalized same-sex marriage in June, the leader of America's Catholics erupted in white-hot...Show More Summary

Iran’s “Line of Hezbollah” is Khamenei’s new official publication

As Iran and world powers reached their nuclear agreement in Vienna, the website of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced a new publication, the Line of Hezbollah, which it said would “allow the revolutionary community to benefit directly from the ideas and declarations of the supreme leader on…current political, social, and economic events”. So far […]

OUR SUPREME LEADER RELEASED 5 TOP TALIBAN FOR A DESERTER: Platoon leader describes grueling 2009 sea…

OUR SUPREME LEADER RELEASED 5 TOP TALIBAN FOR A DESERTER: Platoon leader describes grueling 2009 search for Bergdahl. The military prosecutor introduced evidence that Bergdahl snuck away “under cover of darkness” and “mailed home items such as his Kindle and laptop and tried to have his pay diverted to his godmother before he left his post.” But […]

Iran threatens US with ‘humiliation’ in a provocative video

The Supreme Leader of Iran has released a video warning the United States that it will be “humiliated” if it declares war against the Islamic Republic. The YouTube page of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has issued a new video titled “if any war happens,” which, in a threatening tone, predicts Iran defeating the United States […]

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