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Tehran’s Multiplying Minarets

Tehran’s Multiplying Minarets

Despite Iran’s official title as an Islamic Republic, its capital is not, unlike its large, Islamic counterparts, filled with the domes and minarets of mosques, nor do most of its citizens adhere to the restrictions of Shari’a law. Perhaps this is why the mayor of...
Candidate Profile: Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf

Candidate Profile: Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf

At the age of 19, Qalibaf participated in the Iran–Iraq War and was soon appointed commander of a division despite his youth. After the war, he was appointed the deputy commander of the Resistance Force and Basij troops, and began climbing the ranks of the Iranian...