The South Korean navy’s destroyer Choi Young. It has arrived in the Strait of Hormuz. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

South Korean forces have arrived in waters near the Strait of Hormuz as pressure builds on Iran to free a South Korean tanker it seized along with its(...)

Soldiers carrying the coffin of assassinated Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during funeral procession in Tehran on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Defence ministry office handout

A senior Iranian security official has accused Israel of using “electronic devices” to carry out a remote assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientis(...)

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(...)

An Iranian-made missile is fired during war games in June. Photograph: Wana News Agency/Reuters

A decade-long UN arms embargo on Iran that barred it from purchasing foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets expired on Sunday as planned under it(...)

US president Donald Trump faces no real danger of arrest. File photograph: Chris Kleponis/EPA

Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining US president Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the (...)

 An Iranian passenger plane sits on a highway outside Mahshahr airport after skidding off the runway. Photograph: EPA

An airliner carrying 150 passengers has skidded off a runway into a street next to an airport in the Iranian city of Mahshahr. No major injuries were(...)

 Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,  during a meeting in Tehran on Wednesday. Photograph:  Ho/Iranian supreme leader’s website/AFP via Getty Images

In his more than three decades in charge of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has battled to consolidate power at home and expand t(...)

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(...)

Mourners attend a funeral ceremony for Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in Iraq in a US drone strike on Friday, in the city of Kerman, Iran. Photograph: Erfan Kouchari/Tasnim News Agency via AP

The Trump administration maintains, without offering evidence, that it assassinated the Iranian general Qassem Suleimani last week because he was plan(...)

An Iranian man holds a poster of slain Iranian Revolutionary Guard major general Qassem Suleimani during a mourning prayer in Tehran on Friday. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP

The US assassination of Iran’s Quds force commander Qassem Suleimani is certain to have a major impact and wide-ranging repercussions in the region. (...)

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