Co-ordination: French president Francois Hollande talks to British prime minister David Cameron after a meeting at the Elysée Palace in Paris. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

President Francois Hollande is retaliating with diplomatic and military means against Islamic State for the November 13th attacks that killed 130 peop(...)

An Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman said foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will attend Friday’s talks in Vienna.  Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

Iran has said it will attend the upcoming international talks over Syria’s future in Vienna. Iranian state TV quoted a foreign ministry spokeswoman(...)

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tehran should not give up core elements of its atomic programme until allegations of past military dimensions had been settled. Photograph: Reuters

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday approved the Iranian government’s nuclear deal with world powers but said Tehran should not give up(...)

An image grab taken from footage broadcast on the Islamic Republic of Iran News Network (IRINN) from Wednesday, showing missile launchers in an underground tunnel at an unknown location in Iran. Photograph: AFP

Iranian state television broadcast unprecedented footage on Wednesday night of an underground tunnel packed with missiles and launcher units, which of(...)

 An Iranian hugs her mother upon her arrival back  in Tehran, Iran, after performing the hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iran’s death toll from the Saudi hajj disaster has nearly doubled to 464 pilgrims killed, state media reported today - a development that is likely to(...)

An aerial view of the Masjid al-Haram holy mosque and the Kaaba at its centre, Mecca, in Saudi Arabia. Photograph: EPA

Iran’s supreme leader has said Saudi Arabia should apologise for a crush outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca that killed 769 worshippers performing (...)

“When the people rose up against the Shah, the United States aggressively supported the Shah until the last moments. In the eight-year war with Iraq, the Americans supported Saddam.” - President Hassan Rouhani. Photograph: Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has tried to reassure a skeptical American public that when crowds in Tehran chant “Death to America!” they don’t mean(...)

Since the civil war in Yemen began, Kamal al-Solaylee has received more pleas for help than ever. He is a gay Yemeni professor of journalism at Rye(...)

Protesters  breaking into  British Embassy in the Iranian capital in November 2011. Photograph:  FarsNews/Getty Images

Britain will reopen its embassy in Iran this weekend nearly four years after protesters ransacked it and burned the British flag. The move marks a tha(...)

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 (...)