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 Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was sentenced to five years in prison over allegations of plotting to overthrow the Tehran government. Photograph: Family Handout/PA Wire

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe must wait another week for a decision on whether she will be permanently freed from jail in Iran. The British-Iranian moth(...)

 Tehran, Iran: The surge in cases of Covid-19 has overtaken Iran’s lifting of lockdown on shops, mosques, schools, businesses and travel. Photograph: EPA/Abedin Taherkenareh

Iran has recorded a surge in coronavirus cases, raising fears of a second wave of infections in the Middle East’s most affected country. A month afte(...)

A journalist bleeding after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the weekend. Photograph:  Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” CNN anchor John Berman said, as the network broadcast the arrest of his colleagues covering protests in Minneapo(...)

A petrol station in Caracas with a sign reading “No gasoline. Only store” on May 14th. Photograph:  Federico Parra/AFP via Getty Images

The first of five ships laden with Iranian petrol crossed in to Venezuelan waters on Sunday in defiance of US sanctions, after Tehran and Caracas warn(...)

Iran’s navy frigate Jamaran: Fired a missile at a training target released by a support ship, but hit the ship. Photograph: IRIB TV/AFP via Getty Images

One Iranian warship accidentally struck another with a missile during an exercise, killing 19 sailors and wounding 15 others, Iran’s navy said on Mond(...)

Yemenis read the Koran on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Sana’a, Yemen, April 24th. Photograph: Epa/Yahya Arhab

The coronavirus ceasefire proclaimed unilaterally two weeks ago by Saudi Arabia has been extended for a month to support endeavours to contain the pan(...)

A member of Iranian red crescents test passengers of a bus for possible coronavirus   symptoms, as police blocked Tehran to Alborz highway to check every car following orders by Iranian government,  Photograph: EPA

A 2,000-bed Iranian military field hospital will open in an exhibition centre in Tehran this week to treat patients recovering from coronavirus as the(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani: Tehran accuses the US and Israel of sowing coronavirus to prompt people to demand regime change. Photograph: Reuters

The Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar have stepped up to provide Iran with cash and medical aid as the Trump administration has ramped up punitive sanctions (...)

Firefighters wear protective face masks, amid coronavirus  fears as they disinfect the streets, ahead of the Iranian new year Nowruz, March 20th, in Tehran. Photograph: Reuters

Iran on Wednesday reported its single biggest jump in fatalities from coronavirus, as another 147 people died, raising the country’s overall death tol(...)

A cleric, right, assists a medic treating a patient infected with the new coronavirus, at a hospital in Qom, about 125 kilometers south of the capital Tehran, Iran. File Photograph: Mohammad Ali Marizad/Rasa News Agency via AP

Iran has temporarily freed about 85,000 prisoners, including political prisoners, a spokesman for its judiciary said on Tuesday, in response to the co(...)

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