Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the West had failed to bring Iran “to its knees” over its nuclear programme. Photograph: Office of the Iranian supreme leader via the New York Times

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has said the West has failed to bring Iran “to its knees” over its nuclear programme. Meeting Muslim c(...)

A man reads a copy of the Iranian ‘Hamshahri’ newspaper  with a headline reading: ‘The Geneva deal extended until first of July’. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei lashed out angrily at the western powers for trying to “bring Iran to its knees” following the failure t(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry addresses the media after the nuclear talks session with Iran in Vienna. Photograph: AP Photo/Ronald Zak

The longer the international standoff over Iran’s suspect nuclear programme continues, the more dangerous and volatile the situation becomes. All s(...)

 Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and  US secretary of state John Kerry at the talks between the E3+3 (France, Germany, Britain, China, Russia, USA) and Iran in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Roland Schlager/EPA

Iran and six powers failed for a second time this year to resolve a 12-year dispute over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions and gave themselves seven more mo(...)

People fleeing Islamic State fighters in Mosul last June arrive at a checkpoint in Irbil, in northern Iraq. Photograph: Kamal Akrayi/EPA

Iraq’s national security adviser Falah Fayadh was in Washington struggling to arrange delivery of US fighter jets to aid the country’s fight against a(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry shakes hands with Oman’s foreign minister Yussef bin Alawi as EU envoy Catherine Ashton and Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif watch before talks on Tehran’s nuclear programme began in Muscat on Sunday.  Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/Reuters

Iran, the United States and the European Union ended two days of high-level talks on Tehran’s nuclear programme today with no immediate sign they had (...)

With the November 24th deadline looming for the expiry of an interim agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme, the prospects for a comprehensive deal rem(...)

Oil export revenues account for about 60 per cent of Iran’s government revenues and more than half of Russia’s. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Is it just my imagination or is there a global oil war under way pitting the United States and Saudi Arabia on one side against Russia and Iran on the(...)

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(...)

United Nations secretary general Ban ki-Moon arrives to a meeting with Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif  at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry and Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif agreed at a meeting on Sunday to meet “as needed” while at the U(...)