Posts Tagged ‘Iran’

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.

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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Shah of Iran’s last interview in Panama

June 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Maziar Bahari’s interview with TVO

June 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Journalist Maziar Bahari was imprisoned at Iran’s infamous Evin Prison. He sits down with Steve Paikin to discuss his time spent at Evin, and the brewing battle between president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and supreme leader Ayatollah Khamanei.

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Benjamin Netanyahu address to US Congress 24/5/11

May 26, 2011 Leave a comment
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A history of Student Revolt

May 24, 2011 Leave a comment

John ReesĀ charts the political history of student movements – from volunteer strikebreakers in the twenties to their more recent role as a catalyst for mass movements of radical social change.