The Golden Bear for Best film trophy, awarded to Iranian dissident director Jafar Panahi in absentia for his film Taxi, is on display at the award winners press conference after the closing ceremony of the 65th International Film Festival Berlinale in Berlin. Photograph: AFP

Banned Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s ‘Taxi,’ which shows a cab driver meeting an odd assortment of people around Tehran but is really a condemnati(...)

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(...)

Iran’s president Hassan Rowhani delivering a speech at the Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation in Tehran. Photograph: EPA

As Iran and six world powers meet this week in Vienna to begin drafting language to resolve their nuclear standoff, negotiators say they are confron(...)

Members of the Iranian army land force academy perform during a graduation ceremony in Tehran. Photograph: Reuters

An American who vanished nearly seven years ago in Iran was working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission, an investigation has (...)

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani (centre) is approached by staff members after a news conference in New York today. Mr Rouhani said  he wanted talks with major powers on Iran’s nuclear program to yield results in a short period of time and that the improved mood in US-Iranian relations could lead to better ties. Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

US president Barack Obama and new Iranian president Hassan Rouhani held a historic phone call on Friday, in the highest level conversation between the(...)

US officials will be watching next week’s visit to the UN general assembly closely for signs that Iranian president Hasan Rouhani (above) will warm relations with the West and take a more moderate line in the next negotiations on Iran’s disputed nuclear programme. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Reuters

Iranian president Hasan Rouhani has claimed his country will never seek a nuclear bomb.He spoke to US television network NBC News in Tehran just days(...)

A dangerous escalation

The rush to military action against Syria led by the United States, Britain and France following the use of chemical weapons on civilians there is ill(...)