Iranian president Hassan Rouhani preparing to vote at a polling station in the capital Tehran.  Photograph: Handout/AFP/Getty Images

Early results show Iran’s hardliners are on track for a sweeping victory in the parliamentary election after many voters stayed away due to the absenc(...)

Tehran’s  now-departed mayor, Mohammad Ali Najafi, holding his first press conference in the post in the Iranian capital last October. File photograph: Kyodo News via Getty Images

A troupe of young dancing girls throwing rose petals may have ended the career of Tehran’s mayor, who suddenly resigned on Wednesday. The mayor, Moh(...)

Iran’s chief negotiator Saeed Jalili. Mr Jalili is one of eight approved candidates in the upcoming election. Photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to fight a decision by election overseers to disqualify his top aide from the upcoming presidential ra(...)