Displaying items 73-84 of 106 » View ktuu.com items only< Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Next >
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTehran The night before lawyer Mohammed Dadkhah was to appear in court for his first human rights case, two masked men on motorcycles pulled up alongside him as he walked home. They hurled him into one of Tehran's ubiquitous street-side drainage canals....
NICHOLAS GOLDBERG is editor of the Op-Ed page and Opinion section of The Times.I FIRST MET Danny Pearl 10 years ago, in a very different world. It was different in part because it was Tehran, where women were covered from head to toe and men could be seen on the streets wearing turbans and robes. Secret police asked us questions...
TIMOTHY GARTON ASH, a contributing editor to Opinion, is professor of European studies at Oxford University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.SALMAN RUSHDIE, with a little help from her majesty, has again clarified the battle lines on which we stand. Britain is honoring him for what he has written, and as a result, he is again being threatened with death. An Iranian organization has...
The Enchantress of Florence A Novel Salman Rushdie Random House: 358 pp., $26 What doesn't kill you in the literary world makes you stronger. That's why one has to wonder how Salman Rushdie's literary fortunes would have fared without the infamous...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIran's supreme leader spoke not with the thunder of a man regarded in his country as God's representative on Earth, but with the exasperated tone of a corporate manager chastising his employees. Ali Khamenei had ordered his deputies to start...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAnother in a series of occasional articles. TEHRAN -- A man wrapped in a shawl stood at the door. "This is Jesus," said another man. Jesus sat and peeled an orange as his companion, Nader Talebzadeh, began to speak, precisely, so as not to be...
Zap2It.comMike Wallace will have the tables turned on him in his final regular appearance on "60 Minutes." Wallace, a notoriously tough interviewer, will have to answer questions for a change on Sunday, May 21, in a special called "I'm Mike Wallace: A 60 Minutes...
Times Staff WriterQOM, Iran — For centuries, disciples of the spirit have come to this desert shrine town in search of guidance, power or solace. Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani studied at the seminaries here as a young man before heading off to Iraq and eventually...
Tags: Politics, Islam, Government, Customs and Tradition, Rebellions
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersIran announced fresh advances Thursday in its steady drive to master nuclear technology, trumpeting two new devices to enrich uranium and inaugurating a plant to produce fuel pellets for a heavy-water reactor. State television broadcast a patriotic...
Nosratollah Amini, an Iranian lawyer and politician who became the personal attorney of Mohammad Mossadegh, the nationalist prime minister deposed in a U.S.-backed coup in 1953, died April 20 at Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge, Va. He was 94 and had...
The U.S. war in Iraq takes place in a region with a long and complicated history unfamiliar to many Americans. We asked experts on Iraqi politics and history to answer some basic questions. How did Iraq come into being? Iraq was born as a state in 1921,...
Tags: Qatar, Unrest, Conflicts and War, NATO, Turkey, Government
Tribune foreign correspondentThe mob shouted for his blood. They called him a traitor; they yelled, "Death to Montazeri." The target of their wrath? The Grand Ayatollah Hussein Ali Montazeri. Once, he was heir apparent to the ruler of the country, an Iranian equivalent to Thomas...
Tags: Gaming, Health, Unrest, Conflicts and War, Reformed, Government
Nov 27, 2007 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Jul 1, 2007 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Jun 24, 2007 |Story| Los Angeles Times
May 30, 2008 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Dec 31, 2007 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Apr 29, 2008 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Apr 27, 2006 |Story| Zap2It
May 27, 2006 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Apr 10, 2009 |Story| Los Angeles Times
May 2, 2009 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Mar 23, 2003 |Story| Los Angeles Times
May 2, 2004 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Original site for Ruhollah Khomeini topic gallery.