Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Books

An exiled author remembers her dash out of Tehran

When the government of Iran ordered reporters to stop covering protests that rocked the country in 2009, Nazila Fathi said no. But her refusal forced her to flee Iran with her family, and she recounts the turmoil — and her exile — in a new book.

Global Scan

Smoker? China, finally, says keep it out of the schools

China's getting serious about smoking — so serious it's banning smoking in schools. And it's imposing new restrictions as well. Meanwhile, in Austria, a former police officer is being compared to Robin Hood after he stole but said he planned to give it to the poor. Plus Denmark and Sweden consider a ban on circumcisions, in today's Global Scan.

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Global Politics

Iran marks 1979 revolution

Pro-government Iranians have been rallying to mark the 31st anniversary of the revolution. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used the rally to attack the West. The opposition is trying to stage counter-demonstrations. The World's Laura Lynch has the story.

Global Politics

Obama condemns Ahmadinejad's 9/11 remarks

President Barack Obama has described as 'hateful' and 'offensive' the claim by President Ahmadinejad that most people believed the US government was behind the 9/11 attacks. Mr Obama was speaking exclusively to BBC Persian television. Jeb Sharp reports.

Global Politics

Inside Hezbollah

Iranian President Ahmadinejad was on a two-day trip to Lebanon, touring its southern border. It was seen as a show of support for the militant group Hezbollah. Marco Werman talks with journalist Thanassis Cambanis, the author of �A Privilege to Die'

Conflict & Justice

Iran's view of the leaked cables

Iran's president has dismissed as propaganda the leaking of US cables detailing Arab calls for Washington to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets a reality check from Iran expert Karim Sadjadpour.