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 Iranian president Hassan Rouhani: Trump did not ‘allow $5 billion in international aid to reach Iran to fight the coronavirus’.  Photograph:  EPA

Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, said on Wednesday it would be easy to solve the country’s problems with the US so long as Joe Biden stuck to the com(...)

  Iraqis shop for food ahead of the first day of   Ramadan at the Shorjah market in central Baghdad, Iraq. Photograph: EPA

The Muslim fasting month of Ramadan is set to begin on Thursday night with the sighting of the crescent moon. Attendance at ceremonial openings will b(...)

An Iranian campaign worker distributes electoral fliers for the February 21st  parliamentary elections, near the Mosallah Mosque during Friday prayers in Tehran. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh

Iran is set to go to the polls on February 21st to elect a new parliament at a time of soaring tensions with the US and rising economic distress for m(...)

Danish intelligence and security service head Finn Borch Andersen: “This is a very complex case where Saudi Arabia and Iran have brought their conflict to Denmark.” Photograph:  Francis Dean/Corbis

The Danish security service has accused Saudi Arabia and Iran of dragging Scandinavia into their long-standing conflict in the wake of a foiled assass(...)

  Esmail Qaani (second left),  the new leader of the Revolutionary Guard’s  Quds Force.  Photograph: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The same hawks in western capitals who welcomed the US’s assassination this month of Qassem Suleimani will also have felt vindicated by the elevation (...)

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, leading Friday prayers in Tehran. Photograph: Iran Press/AFP via Getty Images

The Revolutionary Guards can take their fight beyond Iran’s borders, the supreme leader said on Friday, responding to the US killing of his country’s (...)

Iran’s supreme leader,  Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, will deliver a sermon at prayers on Friday for  the first time  in eight years. Photograph: Ho/Iranian supreme leader’s website/AFP via Getty Images

Iran said on Thursday three European states had succumbed to “high school bully” Donald Trump when they triggered a dispute mechanism in a nuclear pa(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani chairing a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday. Photograph: Iranian presidency/AFP

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani has warned that European soldiers in the Middle East could be in danger after the UK, France and Germany triggered a d(...)

 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(...)

 Iranian students protest following the shooting down of a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800, at  Tehran university. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iranians have been horrified and infuriated by the shooting down of a Ukrainian civilian airliner in their country. They blame the authorities for fai(...)

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