A cleric, right, assists a medic treating a patient infected with the new coronavirus, at a hospital in Qom, about 125 kilometers south of the capital Tehran, Iran. File Photograph: Mohammad Ali Marizad/Rasa News Agency via AP

Iran has temporarily freed about 85,000 prisoners, including political prisoners, a spokesman for its judiciary said on Tuesday, in response to the co(...)

Students protest at Tehran University on Tuesday over the shooting down last week of a Ukrainian passenger jet. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iran said on Tuesday it had arrested people accused of a role in shooting down a Ukrainian airliner and had also detained 30 people involved in (...)