Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei leading the Eid al-Fitr prayers on July 18th. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

Iranian opposition to the “arrogant” United States will not change despite a nuclear deal with world powers, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (...)

Deal on nuclear weapons ensures chance of thaw in US-Iran relations. Photograph: Getty Images

The historic deal over Tehran’s nuclear programme can bridge the gulf between Iran’s isolated and sanctions-ridden citizens and the people of the rest(...)

The historic deal struck in Vienna could not have happened without Ayatollah Ali  Khameni’s blessing. File photograph: EPA/Supremem leader official website

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has weathered some critical moments over the last quarter of a century- the US-led invasion of Iraq in (...)

An Iranian security guard stands as US secretary of state John Kerry meets the Iranian delegation including foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a hotel in Vienna where the  nuclear talks meetings are being held. Photograph:  Carlos Barria/Reuters

Tehran and world powers were still shy of a breakthrough at nuclear talks yesterday as foreign ministers flew in to lend heft to negotiations that foc(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry leans his crutches on a table before delivering his statement on Cuba outside the hotel where the Iran nuclear talks meetings are being held in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Carlos Barria/AFP/Getty Images

The global nuclear watchdog has said its head would fly to Tehran to discuss some of the last big issues that need to be resolved so that Iran and wor(...)

 An Iranian mid-range  missile is transported in front of a portrait of Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei  during a military parade marking the annual National Army Day in Tehran, Iran on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday the United States had created the “myth” of nuclear weapons to portray Iran as a threat, (...)

A Yemeni girl pulls the suitcase of a relative who returned to Yemen, at Sanaa’s international airport yesterday. Photograph: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images

Yemeni president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has appointed his former prime minister as vice president, a move apparently aimed at improving the chances(...)

A perilous escalation

Yemen’s civil war is becoming a humanitarian catastrophe, a playing field for regional rivalries and a spoiler in the geopolitical detente between the(...)

An undated handout image of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Photograph: Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader/The New York Times.

Iran’s leader has condemned as genocide the military intervention by its main regional rival Saudi Arabia in Yemen, escalating Tehran’s rhetoric again(...)

Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif  after speaking during a news conference on the nuclear talks with western powers in Lausanne, Switzerland, on April 2nd. Hardliners in Iran are going out of their way to laud  Mr Zarif and his team of negotiators, as well as the government of President Hassan Rouhani. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/New York Times

Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iranian hardliners have been free to take to the streets and object to any form of compromise with the West, and(...)