Ebrahim Raisi

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Sahar Khodayari: the Iranian university graduate dressed up as a man and went to the stadium by herself – in defiance of an Islamic ban.  Photograph: Twitter

Sahar Khodayari’s parents would have preferred the 29-year old to watch her favourite football team on the television, but so great was her love for t(...)

A woman in Tehran walks away from a mural of  Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the late founder of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini: US sanctions take a deep toll. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty

The possibility of US military intervention in Iran is frightening. I come from a generation of Iranians who experienced war first-hand. The eight-yea(...)

Supporters of Iranian president Hassan Rouhani celebrate in Tehran after he won the presidential election. Tens of thousands of supporters  poured onto the streets of the capital as night fell to celebrate his  re-election. Photograph:  Majid Saeedi/Getty Images

Iranian hardliners indignant at President Hassan Rouhani’s re-election vowed yesterday to press their conservative agenda, with some saying his causti(...)

 Iranian president Hassan Rouhani waves to the crowd at a polling station in Tehran during the presidential elections. Photograph: Handout/AFP/Getty Images

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani pledged on Saturday to open Iran up to the world and deliver freedoms its people have yearned for, in a defiant chall(...)

An Iranian woman authenticates a document with her thumbprint ahead of voting for presidential and municipal elections on Friday at the Iranian embassy in Kuwait City. Photograph: Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images

Among Iran’s 56 million voters, an estimated 200 cast their votes in the Iranian embassy in Dublin yesterday. The two main candidates in the Iranian (...)

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(...)

The keen interest manifest in Europe in what are seen as era-defining presidential elections in France and the election looming in Germany is perhaps (...)

 Iranian president and candidate in the imminent presidential election, Hassan Rouhani, at Hasheminejad international airport in the northeastern city of Mashhad on May 17th, 2017.  Photograph: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images

Iran’s 55 million voters are set to cast ballots in a presidential election on Friday which could determine whether Tehran will continue re-engaging w(...)

Muslim pilgrims moving toward the Jamarat stations to symbolically stone the devil in Mina, Mecca. More than 700 people were killed in a crush at a crossroads. Photograph: Amel Pain/EPA

Iran has vowed to take international legal action against Saudi Arabia’s rulers over the crush of Muslim pilgrims at this year’s hajj, which killed(...)