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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Swiss Support Tougher Asylum Legislation as Refugee Numbers Spike -

Monday, June 10, 2013

American Woman Killed in Syria Fighting for Terrorists, Syrian TV Claims (Video) -

Friday, May 31, 2013

CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History -

Friday, May 10, 2013

Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies -

Friday, April 19, 2013

2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing -

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike -

Saturday, April 6, 2013

N. Korean Rhetoric Provokes Missile Shield Deployment -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU -

Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Iranian Cleric: Women can’t Be President in Iran

Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi insists that women cannot be presidential candidates. (Photo courtesy: PressTV)

Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, a member of Iran’s constitutional watchdog group, says women can not be presidential candidates in Iran’s presidential election, scheduled for June 14.

The Election Monitoring Agency (EMA) which is managed by the Guardian Council, controls the credentials of the registered candidates.

The Guardian Council where Yazdi is a member, appears to follow interpretations of the constitution that suggest only a man may hold Iran’s highest elected office.

About 30 women candidates were seeking to run in the upcoming election, largely as a symbolic gesture.

The group claims Iran’s constitution uses a word denoting only a male president.

Women, however, have been elected lawmakers and serve in the parliament.

The final list containing only men, was announced on May 21, after 686 people have registered to replace President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The President of Iran is the highest Iranian official to be elected by popular vote, he is the chief executive, the second most important position in Iranian Government after the “Leader of the Revolution” or the Supreme Leader. President answers to the Supreme Leader of Iran, who functions as the country’s head of state.

The Supreme Leader of Iran, only man, is the highest ranking political and religious authority in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Supreme Leader is elected by the Assembly of Experts in accordance with the concept of Guardianship of the Islamic Jurists.

The Assembly of Experts is a group  of Islamic scholars who are elected from lists of candidates by direct public vote for eight-year terms. The experts are charged with electing and removing the Supreme Leader of Iran and supervising his activities. Again, they can only be men. No women clerics or experts are allowed.

The list of the current candidates:

iran candidates

Emine Dilek (194 Posts)

Publisher/Managing Editor: Progressive Press. Contributing Editor: WVoN-Women's Views on News. Columnist: Palm Beach Woman Magazine. Former executive producer and radio host: WVR -Women's Voice Radio, Human Rights/Peace Activist, Aspiring Author/ Journalist/ Poet/ Blogger. Emine also appears as a revolving guest on PNN radio show -international political analyst-, and had been a guest on Liberal Fix and Brian Hammer Jackson Show. Her articles have been published in various publications such as The Vibe UK, The New Agenda, W.E.A Women @ Work, Amazing Women Rock and ICAHK.