ranian deal includes purchase of 12 Airbus A380

New lengths in long-haul flights It has been a week for longest flights both planned and existing. Qatar Airways announced plans for a Doha to Aucklan(...)

French president François Hollande  welcomes Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani as he arrives at the Élysée Palace in Paris.  Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

France and Iran “opened a new chapter in our relations” during President Hassan Rouhani’s two-day visit to the French capital, President François Holl(...)

Iran president Hassan Rouhani said he was looking to shore up economic ties with European Union countries, as he started a four-day trip to Italy and France. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

France will receive Iranian president Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday and Thursday with all the pomp and ceremony of an official visit, including military(...)

 Roman  statues  at Rome’s Capitoline Museum. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

Italian officials keen to spare the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, any possible offence on his visit to Rome covered up nude statues at the city’s(...)

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani with Pope Francis  at the end of their private audience in the Vatican on Tuesday. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AFP/Getty Images

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani took an important step down the road to improved relations with Western powers when he visited Pope Francis in the Vat(...)

Iranian minister of transport Abbas Akhoundi: said the first aircraft could join Iran’s ageing fleet as early as March. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Iran is planning to sign a contract with European manufacturer Airbus to buy 114 aircraft in what would be the first big deal to emerge from Tehran’s (...)

The main hall in Davos. The great and good of the financial world are gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The great and good of the financial world are gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Here are five of the top t(...)

Swords into ploughshares

Saturday’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Iran’s compliance with its July agreement to decommission its nuclear weapons programme(...)

Am  underground missile depot is seen in this undated handout photo released January 5th, 2016 by Farsnews.com.

Iran on Monday said new US curbs on the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile programme were illegitimate and it has vowed to continue developing its (...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani at the parliament in Tehran to present the draft budget for the next fiscal year. Photograph: Reuters

Iran’s president promised a flood of investment as Iranians celebrated the lifting of sanctions that have left the country outside the global economy(...)