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Shargh
SHARGH ("شرق" lit. "East") is the most popular reformist newspaper in Iran
Iran
. CONTENTS * 1 History and profile * 2 Bans * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORY AND PROFILE Shargh
Shargh
was founded in 2003. The daily is managed by Mehdi Rahmanian . Its chief editor was Mohammad Ghouchani in its first period of publication. Mohammad Ghouchani and Mohammad Atrianfar , its ex-head of policy-making council, left Shargh
Shargh
in March 2007 and joined Ham-Mihan , another reformist newspaper managed by Gholamhossein Karbaschi
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Kayhan
KAYHAN (Persian : کيهان‎‎, English: The Cosmos) is an influential newspaper in Iran . It is considered "the most conservative Iranian newspaper." Hossein Shariatmadari is the editor-in-chief of Kayhan. His official position is representative of the Supreme Leader. Its 2007 circulation was about 70,000, with about 1,000 employees worldwide. Kayhan also publishes special foreign editions, which include the English-language Kayhan International. Its circulation in 2008 is estimated to be 350,000. CONTENTS * 1 History and profile * 2 Political orientation * 3 Controversies * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORY AND PROFILEKayhan was founded in February 1943 by owner Abdul-Rahman Faramarzi and Mostafa Mesbahzadeh as editor-in-chief . Later the roles of Faramarzi and Mesbahzadeh were reversed. Published in Iran as well as in London, the newspaper had a circulation greater than one-million prior to the 1979 Islamic Revolution
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Burhanuddin Rabbani
BURHANUDDIN RABBANI (Persian : برهان‌ الدین رباني‎‎; 20 September 1940 – 20 September 2011) was President of the Islamic State of Afghanistan
Afghanistan
from 1992 to 1996. After the Taliban government was toppled during Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
, Rabbani returned to Kabul
Kabul
and served as President from November to December 20, 2001, when Hamid Karzai
Hamid Karzai
was chosen at the Bonn International Conference on Afghanistan
Afghanistan
. Rabbani was also the leader of Jamiat-e Islami
Jamiat-e Islami
Afghanistan
Afghanistan
(Islamic Society of Afghanistan). He was one of the earliest founders and movement leaders of the Mujahideen
Mujahideen
in the early 1970s, right before the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
Afghanistan

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Mohammad Khatami
Seyyed MOHAMMAD KHATAMI (Persian : سید محمد خاتمی‎‎, pronounced ( listen ); born 29 September 1943) is an Iranian scholar, Shia theologian, and reformist politician . He served as the fifth President of Iran from 3 August 1997 to 3 August 2005. He also served as Iran's Minister of Culture from 1982 to 1992. He was an outspoken critic of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
's government. Little known until that point, Khatami attracted global attention during his first election to the presidency when he received almost 70% of the vote. Khatami had run on a platform of liberalization and reform. During his two terms as president, Khatami advocated freedom of expression , tolerance and civil society , constructive diplomatic relations with other states including those in Asia and the European Union , and an economic policy that supported a free market and foreign investment
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Ayatollah Khamenei
Sayyid ALI HOSSEINI KHAMENEI (Persian : سید علی حسینی خامنه‌ای‎‎ pronounced ( listen ); born 17 July 1939) is a marja and the second and current Supreme Leader of Iran . Khamenei succeeded the first Supreme Leader, Ruhollah Khomeini , after Khomeini's death, being elected as the new Supreme Leader by the Assembly of Experts on 4 June 1989 at the age of 49. His political career began after the Iranian Revolution, when the former President of Iran, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani , then a confidant of Khomeini, brought Khamenei into Khomeini's inner circle. Later on, the current President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani , then a member of Parliament, arranged for Khamenei to get his first major post in the provisional revolutionary government as deputy defense minister. Khamenei then went to serve as the third President of Iran from 1981 to 1989 while becoming a close ally to Khomeini
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Supreme Leader
A SUPREME LEADER typically refers to the person among a number of leaders of a state , organization or other such group who has been given or is able to exercise the most – or complete – authority over it. In a religion, this role is usually satisfied by a person deemed to be the representative or manifestation of a god or gods on Earth
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Saeed Mortazavi
SAEED MORTAZAVI (Persian : سعید مرتضوی‎‎, born 1967) is an Iranian politician, former judge and former prosecutor . He was prosecutor of the Islamic Revolutionary Court , and Prosecutor General of Tehran , a position he held from 2003 to 2009. He has been called as "butcher of the press" and "torturer of Tehran" by some observers. Mortazavi has been accused of the torture and death in custody of Iranian-Canadian photographer Zahra Kazemi by the Canadian government and was named by 2010 Iranian parliamentary report as the man responsible for abuse of dozens and death of three political prisoners at Kahrizak detention center in 2009. He was put on trial in February 2013 after a parliamentary committee blamed him for the torture and deaths of at least three detainees who participated in the protests against President Mahmud Ahmadinejad 's reelection. On 15 November 2014, he was banned from all political and legal positions for life
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Council Of Guardians
Dominated by Principlists : * Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom * Combatant Clergy Association MEETING PLACE Tehran , Iran WEBSITE Official website This article is part of a series on the Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran GOVERNMENT OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN Leadership * Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei * House of Leadership ------------------------- * Assembly of Experts Chairman : Ahmad Jannati Executive * President (list ) Hassan Rouhani * First Vice President (list ) Eshaq Jahangiri * Supervisor of Presidential Administration Mohammad Nahavandian * Cabinet Second Government of Rouhani Legislative * Islamic Consultative Assembly Speaker : Ali Larijani * Supreme Audit Court ------------------------- * Guardian Council Chairman : Ahmad Jannati Judicial * Chief Justic
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Mohsen Armin
MUHSIN (also spelled MOHSEN, MOHSIN, MEHSIN or MUHSEN, Arabic "> This page or section lists people that share the same given name or the same family name
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Executives Of Construction Party
The EXECUTIVES OF CONSTRUCTION OF IRAN PARTY (Persian : حزب کارگزاران سازندگی ایران‎‎) is a reformist political party in Iran , founded by 16 members of the cabinet of the then President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in 1996. The party is a member of Council for coordinating the Reforms Front . CONTENTS * 1 Views and factions * 2 Members * 2.1 Founders * 2.2 Central council members * 2.3 Current officeholders * 3 References VIEWS AND FACTIONSEconomically, the party supports free markets and industrialization ; with a high emphasis on the progress and development. The party takes the view that economic freedom is fundamentally linked to cultural and political freedom , but it should not be allowed to conflict with development
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Gholamhossein Karbaschi
GHOLAMHOSSEIN KARBASCHI (Persian : غلامحسین کرباسچی‎‎, born 23 August 1954) is an Iranian politician who was the Mayor of Tehran from 1990 until 1998. He is considered politically reformist and is a close ally of former president Mohammad Khatami . He was arrested, tried convicted and imprisoned on corruption charges in what the New York Times claimed "was widely seen among moderates as a politically motivated attack" by the government's conservatives and hard-liners to thwart President Mohammad Khatami 's reformist agenda. He is currently General Secretary of Executives of Construction Party . CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Trial and imprisonment * 3 Post-release * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 Further reading * 7 External links BACKGROUNDKarbaschi was trained as a cleric in the holy city of Qom and spent time in Evin prison for his political activities before the Islamic Revolution
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Tehran
TEHRAN (Persian : تهران‎ Tehrân, pronounced ( listen )) is the capital of Iran
Iran
and Tehran Province . With a population of around 8.8 million in the city and 15 million in its larger metropolitan area , Tehran
Tehran
is the most populous city in Iran
Iran
and Western Asia
Asia
, and it has the second-largest metropolitan area in the Middle East
Middle East
. It is ranked 29th in the world by the population of its metropolitan area. In the Classical era , part of the territory of present-day Tehran was occupied by Rhages , a prominent Median city. It was subject to destruction following the Arab , Turkic , and Mongol invasions. Its modern-day inheritor remains as an urban area absorbed into the metropolitan area of Greater Tehran
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Broadsheet
A BROADSHEET is the largest newspaper format and is characterized by long vertical pages (typically 22 inches or 56 centimetres). The term derives from types of popular prints usually just of a single sheet, sold on the streets and containing various types of material, from ballads to political satire. The first broadsheet newspaper was the Dutch Courante uyt Italien, Duytslandt, "> Comparison of some newspaper sizes with metric paper sizes. Approximate nominal dimensions are in millimetres. Many broadsheets measure approximately 29 1⁄2 by 23 1⁄2 inches (749 by 597 mm) per full broadsheet spread, twice the size of a standard tabloid. Australian and New Zealand broadsheets always have a paper size of A1 per spread (841 by 594 mm or 33.1 by 23.4 in). South African broadsheet newspapers have a double-page spread sheet size of 820 by 578 mm or 32.3 by 22.8 in (single-page live print area of 380 x 545 mm). Others measure 22 inches or 560 millimetres vertically
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Newspaper
A NEWSPAPER is a periodical publication containing written information about current events . Newspapers
Newspapers
can cover wide variety of fields such as politics, business, sport and art and often include materials such as opinion columns, weather forecasts, reviews of local services, obituaries , birth notices, crosswords , editorial cartoons , comic strips , and advice columns. Most newspapers are businesses, and they pay their expenses with a mixture of subscription revenue, newsstand sales , and advertising revenue. The journalism organizations that publish newspapers are themselves often metonymically called newspapers. Newspapers
Newspapers
have traditionally been published in print (usually on cheap, low-grade paper called newsprint ). However, today most newspapers are also published on websites as online newspapers , and some have even abandoned their print versions entirely
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Afghanistan
Coordinates : 33°N 65°E / 33°N 65°E / 33; 65 Islamic Republic of Afghanistan * د افغانستان اسلامي جمهوریت ( Pashto
Pashto
) * Da Afġānistān Islāmī Jumhoryat * جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان (Dari ) * Jomhūrīyyeh Eslāmīyyeh Afġānestān Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: لا إله إلا الله، محمد رسول الله "Lā ʾilāha ʾillā llāh, Muhammadun rasūlu llāh" "There is no god but God; Muhammad
Muhammad
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