January 23, 1995 |
Mehdi Bazargan, the Iranian prime minister who in a moment of pique likened Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to a bulldozer and himself to a delicate car, died Friday in Zurich, Switzerland, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported. He was believed to be 87. Bazargan, Iran's first premier after the 1979 Islamic revolution, led a lame-duck government that appealed for reason amid the revolutionary fervor that culminated in the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
May 31, 2011 |
One of Iraq's three vice presidents has quit the post, his political party said Monday, amid growing public frustration with the government's performance nearly six months after most of its ministers were sworn in. Vice President Adel Abdul Mehdi's decision was meant to set an example for the rest of the government, which has been bloated with state ministries and the expansion this year of the vice presidency from two to three positions, his...
August 28, 2002 |
The problem with having a phone company message center rather than an answering machine is that the messages get erased after a certain number of weeks. Zafar Mehdi didn't know this until, for something like the 7,000th time, he went to listen to the message that saved his wife's life and found that it was gone. It was the kind of message a person would want to save, the kind of message you usually only get in a really good dream, the kind that couldn't possibly be real. Except it was.
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November 19, 2007 |
Mehdi Shahbazi, 65, a gasoline station operator who waged a hunger strike and public relations battle against high gasoline prices and the fees that oil firms charge franchisees, died Wednesday at Stanford Hospital of liver failure. Shahbazi leased a Shell station in Central California in 1982. In 2005, he posted signs at the Marina station highlighting "big oil's unearned profit" -- a protest that Shell said violated the terms of his lease.
June 21, 2004 |
The world's biggest software company almost missed the hottest wave on the Internet. Again. Nearly a decade after the Netscape browser threatened Microsoft Corp.'s dominant Windows operating system, Google Inc. did the same with its search engine, which processes hundreds of millions of queries a day and helped the company generate $105.6 million in profit last year.
January 9, 2010 |
The son of Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi on Friday accused hard-line pro-government militiamen and Revolutionary Guard members of trying to assassinate his father a night earlier. Hossein Karroubi alleged that commanders of the Revolutionary Guard gathered a raucous crowd of local Basiji militiamen in the city Qazvin, 90 miles from Tehran, and fired two shots at the car in which the elder Karroubi was riding, shattering the vehicle's windows. "If the car was not armored there would have been serious injuries to the people inside," Hossein Karroubi said in an interview with the American-funded Persian-language satellite channel Voice of America.