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The Washington Post published the article headlined “Ahmadinejad goes on the offensive against clerical opponents.” It says that for months, Iran’s clerical establishment and Revolutionary Guard Corps commanders have been trying to curb the powers of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In recent weeks, the president has fought back, using combative speeches and threats to reveal his opponents’ corruption in order to hold on to his job. The tactics appear to be working, according to parliament members and analysts.

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Moscow Stars

The first team Europe Cup of free-style wrestling was held in Moscow

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The Washington Post published the article headlined “Presidential election in Georgia’s breakaway province of South Ossetia ends in tie.” It says that election commission head Bella Pliyeva said Monday that Anatoly Bibilov, the emergencies minister who has the support of Russia’s dominant pro-Kremlin party, and former education minister Alla Dzhioyeva each won about 25 percent of the vote Sunday. They will go head-to-head in a runoff to be held in two weeks. South Ossetia has been led since 2001 by Eduard Kokoity, who is stepping down after two terms.

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Arab accent

Rijad Muhammed Haddad: The USA and the EU use the Arab League to promote their own interests

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No disrespect towards national minorities in Azerbaija - expert

Azerbaijan has started discussions of inter-ethnic and inter-confessional talks on various platforms and media sources in the last time. Some views are rather odd, with doubts whether they are impartial. Fikret Sadykhov, an Azerbaijani political analyst and Professor of the Western University, has clarified the situation to Vestnik Kavkaza.

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The Washington Post reported that Iran rejects Bahrain’s allegations that a terror cell uncovered in the tiny island nation has links to the Shiite powerhouse’s Revolutionary Guard, an Iranian deputy foreign minister said. Bahrain’s public prosecutor on Sunday alleged the cell planned attacks against high profile sites, such as the Saudi Embassy in the Bahraini capital Manama and a Gulf causeway linking Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. The cell purportedly had contact with Iran’s Guard, according to a Bahrain News Agency report, which gave no further details to back up the allegations.

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Heads of CIS Muslim Spiritual Board to establish Advisory Council and Council of Ulema

As Vestnik Kavkaza previously reported, the 7th Muslim Forum "Russia and the Islamic world: vectors of modernization in the CIS space" is being held today in Moscow. The forum is being attended by religious and public figures, as well as researchers who have gathered to discuss problems common to the entire Muslim community of the former Soviet Union.

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