Ebrahim Raisi  waves to the media after casting his vote at a polling station in Tehran on Friday.  Photograph:  Majid Saeedi/Getty Images

Ebrahim Raisi, a conservative cleric and judiciary chief, has won Iran’s presidential election, in a landslide victory that gives regime hardliners fu(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian at Farmleigh House and Estate in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

The French credit President Michael D Higgins with authorship of their snappy slogan for post-Brexit Franco-Irish relations: “France, your nearest EU (...)

Iraqi demonstrators gather to mark the anniversary of the US killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and an Iraqi militia commander, in  Tahrir square in the capital Baghdad. Photograph:  ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP

Tens of thousands of supporters of Iranian-backed Iraqi paramilitary groups chanted anti-American slogans in central Baghdad on Sunday to mark the ann(...)

An Iranian-made missile is fired during war games in June. Photograph: Wana News Agency/Reuters

A decade-long UN arms embargo on Iran that barred it from purchasing foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets expired on Sunday as planned under it(...)

Black box: Canadian foreign minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said he wrote to his Iranian counterpart  on Sunday to urge the boxes be sent quickly to Ukraine or France. Photograph:  EPA

Iran said on Sunday it was trying to analyse the black boxes of a Ukrainian airliner that its military shot down this month, denying a report that a (...)

Iran’s supreme leader,  Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, will deliver a sermon at prayers on Friday for  the first time  in eight years. Photograph: Ho/Iranian supreme leader’s website/AFP via Getty Images

Iran said on Thursday three European states had succumbed to “high school bully” Donald Trump when they triggered a dispute mechanism in a nuclear pa(...)

 Iranian president Hassan Rouhani and the head of the country’s nuclear agency inspecting nuclear technology last April. Photograph: EPA/Iranian Presidency Office

Germany, Britain and France have triggered a dispute resolution mechanism in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in response to Tehran’s decision to lift the r(...)

Rescue teams at the scene of a Ukrainian aircraft that crashed after being hit by an Iranian missile shortly after take-off near Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran. Photograph: Getty Images

Iran said on Saturday its military had shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard in a “disastrous mistake”, saying air defences were fired in(...)

 Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif looks on during a meeting with Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow in December. File photograph: Evgenia Novozhenina/Reuters

Iran’s ballistic missile strikes on two Iraqi bases hosting US and Nato troops are intended to convey messages to adversaries, Iraq, and allies and to(...)

An Iranian Revolutionary Guard helicopter  hovers around the detained tanker Stena Impero in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran, on  July 21st. Photograph: Hasan Shirvani

Iran has said it is set to release the British-flagged tanker whose seizure by the Islamic republic more than two months ago sparked a crisis over ene(...)

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