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Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani: the protests should not be viewed as a threat but as an opportunity. Photograph: Iran’s presidential official website/EPA

The protests sweeping across Iran sparked by a demonstration in Mashhad against rising prices and unemployment have been transformed into a broad chal(...)

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 (...)

Palestinians in the West Bank city of Nablus watch as  Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas gives his reaction, in a televised speech, to  Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s  capital. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

A cacophony of angry and despairing voices across the Middle East and the world has warned that Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital(...)

Iranian victims of the earthquake mourn near the wreckage of their home in the city of Pole-Zahab, in Kermanshah Province. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iranian officials have raised the death toll from Sunday’s earthquake of 7.3 magnitude on its border with Iraq to at least 530, making it the deadlies(...)

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman: The abrupt clampdown on corruption could exacerbate criticism of other risky policies he has adopted. Photograph:  Presidency Press Service/Pool Photo via AP

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has shaken the kingdom to its foundations by detaining senior princes, ministers and wealthy businessmen and fi(...)

 Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at a meeting with Iranian elite students in Tehran, Iran, today. Photograph: Iran supreme leader website/EPA

Iran’s supreme leader has described Donald Trump as “mentally retarded” as he urged Europe to do more to back the 2015 nuclear deal, following the US (...)

US president Donald Trump leaves after speaking about the Iran deal from the Diplomatic Reception room of the White House on Friday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

He denounced it as the “worst deal ever” during last year’s presidential election campaign and dismissed it as an “embarrassment” to the United States(...)

Fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi backing the Iraqi forces, advance through Hawija, after retaking the city from Islamic State group fighters. Photograph: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi forces announced on Thursday they had captured Islamic State’s last stronghold in northern Iraq, leaving the militant group holed up near the Sy(...)

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(...)

Iranian women queue to vote in the presidential  election – between President Hassan Rouhani and hardliner Ebrahim Raisi – in the city of Qom, south of the capital Tehran, Iran. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

Millions of Iranians queued up to vote on Friday, showing strong turnout in an unexpectedly tight election pitting President Hassan Rouhani, who wants(...)

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