Former US deputy secretary of state William Burns: the Iranians will “play on anxieties in a fragile Iraqi government and an angry Shia cleric establishment in Iraq to push us out”. Photograph: B;oomberg

President Donald Trump’s decision to assassinate Qassem Suleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards, was “a signifi(...)

Rescue teams at the scene of a Ukrainian aircraft that crashed after being hit by an Iranian missile shortly after take-off near Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran. Photograph: Getty Images

Iran said on Saturday its military had shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard in a “disastrous mistake”, saying air defences were fired in(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo listens as treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington DC on Friday. Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Washington Correspondent The Trump administration unveiled new sanctions against Iran on Friday, targeting eight senior government officials in additi(...)

 Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Adelkhah Fariba believe they are being held as political hostages.  Photographs: Thomas Arrive/Sciences Po/AFP via Getty Images/Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade/PA

A British-Iranian citizen imprisoned for four years has said she will go on hunger strike in solidarity with another dual national being held in Iran.(...)

Australian bloggers Jolie King and Mark Firkin. File photograph: The Way Overland

Iran has freed an Australian couple detained for more than three months and dropped all charges against them, Australia’s foreign minister Marise Pay(...)

 Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, previously named Grace 1, sits anchored after the Supreme Court of the British territory lifted its detention order, in the Strait of Gibraltar, Spain. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

An Iranian supertanker hauling millions of euro worth of crude oil that the US suspects is tied to a sanctioned organisation has begun moving away fro(...)

A file photograph provided by the Iranian President’s Office shows President Hassan Rouhani of Iran during a ceremony to mark “National Nuclear Day,” in Tehran in April 2018.

Iran’s president has warned European partners in its faltering nuclear deal that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we(...)

Shoplifters by Hirokazu Kore-eda is about a young girl taken in by a family and trained to shoplift.

As far as the outside world was concerned, Star Wars got Cannes 2018 back to the noisy prominence it so craves. Fireworks burst over the Croisette on (...)

Louise Allen is spreading the word about what’s happening in craft here in Ireland.

Go back in time through thousands of years, or travel thousands of miles, and you’ll find a common thread linking people together. We all make things,(...)

British prime minister Theresa May with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during Remembrance Sunday in London. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Theresa May lacks the authority to secure a transitional Brexit deal from the European Union and avoid an economic cliff edge after the UK leaves the (...)

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