Firemen at the site of a huge bomb explosion that shook a bank building and US embassy in central Nairobi, Kenya, on  August 7th, 1998. File photograph: EPA

Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, accused of helping to mastermind the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa, was killed in Iran in August by Israel(...)

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport while travelling to show her young daughter, Gabriella, to her parents in April 2016. Photograph: Free Nazanin Campaign/PA Wire

A British-Iranian woman, who was jailed in Iran on spying charges she strongly denies in 2016, has been told to return to court on Monday. Nazanin Za(...)

The cyberattack was claimed by a group called Hackers of Saviour. It targeted websites hosted by uPress servers, allowing it to replace their content with anti-Israeli videos and links. Photograph: Getty Images

Two Israeli-Ireland websites were hacked as part of a worldwide cyberattack on websites with Israeli themes. The Ireland Israel Alliance and the Ire(...)

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(...)

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