Valiasr Square in Tehran, with a huge mural of captured US navy sailors in the background. Gloom and even dread can be felt across the city, where some blame not only the Trump administration but also their own leaders for the possibility of a violent conflict between Iran and the US. Photograph: Arash Khamooshi/The New York Times

It was supposed to be a regular weekly debate night for a group that meets to discuss movies in a middle-class Tehran neighbourhood. But on this parti(...)

Video    image  showing US sailors after being apprehended by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards: Iranian and American officials said that the prompt release of the sailors was the result of the strong working relationship   but images  of the   sailors  with their hands behind their backs and on their knees could spark a backlash in the US Congress. Photograph: IRINN/HO/AFP/Getty

Iran has released two US navy patrol boats and 10 crew members who were taken into custody on Tuesday after Tehran said they strayed into Iranian wat(...)