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Nation 15 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Ex-rep dies while paying last respects

A FORMER member of the legislative assembly in Tamil Nadu stunned bystanders when he fainted and died while paying his last respects to the late chief minister, Tamil Nesan reported.

World 28 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Timeline - Iran holds parliamentary elections

(Reuters) - Here is a look back at Iran, as the country on Friday holds its first elections since 2009: June 2009 - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wins a June 12 presidential election defeating challenger Mirhossein Mousavi. Hundreds of thousands of people, protesting against the election result, clash with police. Mousavi calls result a

World 06 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Hundreds of thousands mourn Lebanon's Fadlallah

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah was buried on Tuesday, mourned by hundreds of thousands who paid homage to an early mentor of Hezbollah who became one of Shi'ite Islam's highest authorities.

World 04 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Senior Lebanese Shi'ite cleric Fadlallah dies

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, one of Shi'ite Islam's highest religious authorities and an early mentor of the militant group Hezbollah, died in a Beirut hospital on Sunday.

World 27 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Iran website says four killed in Tehran protests

TEHRAN (Reuters) - An Iranian opposition website said three pro-reform protesters were killed when police opened fire in Tehran on Sunday in a second day of violence during a Shi'ite Muslim religious mourning ritual.

World 27 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Iran website says four killed in Tehran protests

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Four people were killed in clashes between pro-reform protesters and security forces in Tehran on Sunday in a second day of violence during a Shi'ite Muslim religious mourning ritual, an opposition website said.

World 27 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Iran website says three killed in Tehran protests

TEHRAN (Reuters) - An Iranian opposition website said three opposition supporters were killed when police opened fire on Sunday in a second day of clashes in Tehran during a major Shi'ite religious festival.

World 26 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Clashes erupt in Tehran on Shi'ite holy day

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian riot police fired tear gas and warning shots to disperse opposition supporters in Tehran who used a Shi'ite religious festival on Saturday to stage new anti-government protests, an opposition website said.

World 26 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Clashes erupt in Tehran on Shi'ite holy day

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Baton-wielding riot police clashed with opposition backers in Tehran who used a Shi'ite religious festival to stage new anti-government demonstrations on Saturday, an opposition website and witnesses said.

World 21 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Protests mark funeral of dissident Iranian cleric

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Big crowds of mourners chanted anti-government slogans during the funeral of Iran's leading dissident cleric, Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, in the holy city of Qom on Monday, websites reported.