Ruling Iran, Ayatolla Ali Khamenei (BBC Our World)

August 11, 2011 Leave a comment
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Wikileaks and Iran (The real news)

July 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Iran Air Flight 655 (IR655)

July 17, 2011 Leave a comment

 

Iran Air Flight 655 (IR655) was a civilian jet airliner shot down by U.S. missiles on 3 July 1988, over the Strait of Hormuz, toward the end of the Iran–Iraq War. The aircraft, an Airbus A300B2-203 operated by Iran Air, was flying from Bandar Abbas, Iran, to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, when it was destroyed by the U.S. Navy’s guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes, killing all 290 passengers and crew aboard, including 66 children, ranking it seventh among the deadliest airliner fatalities. It was the highest death toll of any aviation incident in the Indian Ocean and the highest death toll of any incident involving an Airbus A300 anywhere in the world. Vincennes was traversing the Strait of Hormuz, inside Iranian territorial waters, and at the time of the attack IR655 was within Iranian airspace.

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US points finger at Iran for Iraq violence (Aljazeera – inside story)

July 16, 2011 Leave a comment

What truth lies in Leon Panetta, the US defense secretary’s accusations that Iran is responsible for attacks on US troops in Iraq?

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Richard Levin Interviews Fareed Zakaria

July 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Yale University President Richard C. Levin interviews Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International, a Newsweek and Washington Post columnist, weekly host for CNN, New York Times bestselling author and a 1986 graduate of Yale College.

Fareed Zakaria on Post American World

July 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Fareed Zakaria, Editor of Newsweek International, talks about “The Post American World,” his new book about ‘the rise of the rest’ and the shifting of power away from America.

After Democracy

July 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Can we address the shortcomings of representative democracy — failing political parties, increasing distrust of government — within the current system or are we set to embark on a journey across a border where nobody ever dared to go? Should we explore a new political model in order to overcome the current multicrises? In After Democracy this urgent question is addressed by Fareed Zakaria, John Keane, Hilary Wainwright, William Dobson and Cheng Li.

Nasseredin Shah and his 84 wives

July 2, 2011 Leave a comment

In 1842 the 11 year-old heir to the Persian throne, Nasseredin Mirza, received a photographic camera from Queen Victoria of England. In the following decades he documented his life: his many wives, his jesters and clowns, his glorious palaces, and his jewels and treasures. As such he revealed to the public eye, what the public eye never was supposed to see.
Through animated sequences and photos taken by Nasseredin Shah and his court, the film depicts the rivalry and intrigues within the harem, the corruption, the secret murders, the political power struggle, the Shah’s obsession with a beautiful calico cat, as well as Persia’s troubled relation to Europe.
A film by Beate Petersen

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Maziar Bahari on Iran with CNN´s Fareed Zakaria (GPS)

June 27, 2011 Leave a comment
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Shah of Iran’s last interview in Panama

June 19, 2011 Leave a comment