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Iran’s Arak nuclear plant in 2011. Photograph: Hamid Foroutan/AFP/Getty Images

Iran said it would soon exceed limits on its enriched uranium stockpile agreed in a nuclear deal with world powers, increasing the urgency of European(...)

 Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested on espionage charges in 2016, at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport as she prepared to board a plane with her daughter back to the UK after visiting relatives. Photograph: Family Handout/PA Wire

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – the British-Iranian mother jailed in Iran on spying charges – has begun a new hunger strike, her husband has said. Richar(...)

Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were reportedly attacked on Thursday as  the U.S. Navy rushed to assist amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran. Photograph: ISNA/AP

The Strait of Hormuz, sometimes described as the world’s most important oil choke point, is a gateway for almost a third of all crude oil and other pe(...)

Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz have been reportedly attacked. Photograph: IRIB News Agency via AP

Opec said that international trade tensions are hurting demand for oil, slashing its estimates for consumption earlier in the year and predicting furt(...)

A handout photo made available by Iran’s official state TV (IRIB) allegedly shows the crude oil tanker Front Altair on fire in the Gulf of Oman, June 13th 2019. Photograph: IRIB/EPA

Two oil tankers were severely damaged by attacks in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that sparked a 4 per cent surge in crude prices and put the energy in(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani shakes hands with Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe during a welcome ceremony in Tehran on Wednesday. Photograph: Handout via Reuters

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe began a two-day visit to Iran on Wednesday as part of international efforts to reduce tensions between Tehran and W(...)

 Iraqi president Barham Salih  meeting Germany’s minister of foreign affairs Heiko Maas in Baghdad on Saturday.  Handout photograph: EPA

Germany’s foreign minister will meet Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Monday, a German diplomatic source said, as part of a concerted Eur(...)

Anwar Gargash, the United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs, has called on the UN Security Council to help hold accountable the perpetrators of an attack on four oil tankers off the coast of the  UAE last month. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Attacks on four oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates last month were “most likely” perpetrated by a “state actor”, the United Nations(...)

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is the ultimate arbiter in Iran’s system of governance. Photograph: Official Khamenei website/Handout via Reurters

Iran has said it will not submit to Trump administration demands to negotiate over its nuclear and missile programmes, its revolutionary ethos and arm(...)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh in  October 2018. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia will host three summits of Gulf, Arab and Islamic leaders in Mecca on Thursday and Friday to discuss an attack on four oil tankers off th(...)

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