Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who will lead his country’s delegation at talks in Vienna on the Syrian war. Photograph: Raheb Homavandi/Tima/Reuters

Iran is to join this week’s summit in Vienna on Syria in a long-sought diplomatic breakthrough that convenes a formal discussion for the first time be(...)

For a deal to be struck with Iran, US president Barack Obama must navigate three sets of negotiations. Photograph: Mike Theiler/Reuters
Obama Iran deal could skirt Congress
  • US
  • October 20, 2014, 17:48

No one knows if United States president Barack Obama’s administration will manage in the next five weeks to strike what many in the White House consid(...)

People walk along a damaged street filled with debris in Deir al-Zor, Syria, on Wednesday. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

Iranian supreme guide Ayatollah Ali Khamenei yesterday accused the US of using the August 21st chemical weapons attack as a pretext to mount military (...)

A UN chemical weapons expert (right) gathers evidence at one of the sites of an alleged poison gas attack in the southwestern Damascus suburb of Mouadamiya yesterday.  Photograph: Ahmad Alshami/Reuters

UN experts yesterday visited the besieged western Damascus suburb of Mouadamiya, allegedly targeted with chemical weapons last week, and began taking (...)

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei casts his ballot at his office during the Iranian presidential election in central Tehran today. Photograph: Fars News/Hassan Mousavi/Reuters

Millions of Iranians voted to choose a new president today, urged by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to turn out in force to discredit suggestio(...)