The Royal Navy’s  HMS Montrose is pictured at speed in the Mediterranean Sea during an excercise in 2012. Photograph: Reuters

A Royal Navy warship has rebuffed an attempt by Iran to “impede” the passage of a British oil tanker through the Strait of Hormuz, escalating already (...)

People gather during a funeral for the victims of assault that killed 25 people, in the streets of the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz, Iran. Photograph:  Tasnim News Agency/via Reuters

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that the attackers who killed 25 people at a military parade were paid by Saudi Arabia an(...)

Members of Iranian forces take cover during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Tehran, Iran. Photograph: Tasnim News Agency/Handout/Reuters

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards ratcheted up the tensions with Saudi Arabia as it accused its regional rival of involvement in Wednesday’s double terroris(...)

People step on a US flag and an Israeli flag at a shrine on Ashura in the north of Tehran. Photograph: Raheb Homavandi/Reuters

The imposition of new US sanctions on Iran, only two weeks after the Obama administration left office, has raised fears that Donald Trump is gearing u(...)

A child joins demonstrators holding a teddy bear and a handmade sign that reads “Don’t Fight” during a protest calling on the British government to take action to protect the children of the Syrian city of Aleppo outside Downing Street in central London on Saturday. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

The battle for control of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo intensified on Sunday with air strikes, ground offensives and shelling, the morning afte(...)