A woman walks past a wall painting in a street in Tehran on Tuesday. US president Donald Trump has said  he would be willing to meet his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, without preconditions. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iran’s leaders cannot stand the thought of talking to the United States and say its president, Donald Trump, cannot be trusted. But Jamshid Moniri, a(...)

People fleeing Islamic State fighters in Mosul last June arrive at a checkpoint in Irbil, in northern Iraq. Photograph: Kamal Akrayi/EPA

Iraq’s national security adviser Falah Fayadh was in Washington struggling to arrange delivery of US fighter jets to aid the country’s fight against a(...)