Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (left) during a meeting with heads of parliament commissions in Tehran on January 1st. Photograph: EPA

Overnight clashes between protesters and security forces in Iran killed nine people, state television reported on Tuesday, including some rioters who (...)

A building is seen on fire in Dorud, Iran as protests take place across the country over alleged corruption and economic hardships. Image: IRINN/Reuters.

Nine people have been killed overnight amid nationwide protests and unrest in Iran, according to state television reports. The death toll after six d(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks about Iran and the nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, US. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has angrily accused Iran of violating the spirit of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal but stopped short of ripping up the agree(...)

Hassan Rouhani’s remarks are thought likely to be an attempt to appease hardliners at home who have demanded a tougher stand against the US. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iran’s president has issued a direct threat to the West, claiming his country is capable of revitalising its nuclear programme within hours. Hassan R(...)

Police officers stand outside Iran’s parliament building following an attack by several gunmen  in Tehran, Iran which killed at least 16. Photograph: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images

Five of the men who launched an attack in the heart of Iran’s capital previously fought for Islamic State, the country’s intelligence ministry has sai(...)

Flames rising in the distance, which are believed to be coming from Damascus International Airport, viewed from the town of Douma. said. Photograph: Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP/Getty

Israel struck an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese group Hizbullah near Damascus airport on Thursday, targeting weapons sent from Iran via com(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin has pledged to do “whatever is necessary” to carry out the ceasefire and the “complicated” process of negotiating peace. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/Kremlin.

Russian warplanes pounded insurgent-held areas across Syria yesterday ahead of the midnight cessation of hostilities agreed by the Syrian government (...)

Shia Muslim children hold pictures of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, who was executed along with others in Saudi Arabia, during a protest rally  in Karachi, Pakistan, yesterday. Photograph: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

Western leaders have called for calm between Iran and Saudi Arabia after renewed tensions between the two Middle Eastern powers threatened to stoke(...)

Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian and his Iranian wife Yeganeh Salehi in Tehran in September 2013. Rezaian, a dual Iranian-American citizen, has been been jailed since July last year on charges including espionage. Photograph: EPA/STR

Jason Rezaian’s article in the Washington Post on July 17th, 2014 was a charming colour feature about how a growing number of Iranians were embracing (...)

A Shia fighter gestures during clashes with Islamic State militants in Salahuddin province at the beginning of the month. Iraq’s armed forces, backed by Shia   militia,  have  launched an offensive to retake the city of Tikrit and the surrounding Sunni Muslim province of Salahuddin. Photograph:Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters

Iraqi security forces and militias have fought their way into Saddam Hussein’s home city of Tikrit, advancing from the north and south in their bigge(...)

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