In a highly publicised case in 2011, Ameneh Bahrami (above), a victim of acid attack, received international praise after pardoning her attacker hours before surgeons prepared to blind the man with acid. Ms Bahrami was disfigured and blinded in both eyes because she had repeatedly spurned her attacker’s offer of marriage. File photograph: Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images

In a literal application of the sharia law of an eye for an eye, an Iranian man convicted of blinding another man in an acid attack has himself been b(...)

A picture released by the official website of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shows him waving to the crowd as he drives through the historic Iranian city of Isfaha. Photograph: AFP

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani berated the world’s nuclear powers Wednesday, saying atomic weapons had not kept them safe and reiterating that his(...)

A photograph of Reyhaneh Jabbari from a Facebook page dedicated to highlighting her case.

A 26-year-old Iranian woman convicted of murdering a man she accused of trying to rape her as a teenager was hangedtoday, the official news agency IR(...)

Partry House is one of the oldest houses in the west of Ireland and dates back to 1677, when it was home to the Blosse Lynch family for (...)