The wreckage of the Ukrainian  passenger   aircraft downed by Iranian armed forces on January 8th, 2020, near Tehran, killing all 176 people  on board. Photograph:  EPA/Abedin Taherkenareh

A year after Iran shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet near Tehran airport it is under growing international pressure to try those responsible and comp(...)

The interior of the Fordow Uranium Conversion Facility in Qom, in the north of Iran. Photograph: Atomic Energy Organization of Iran/AFP via Getty Images

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have seized a South Korean vessel “for polluting the Persian Gulf with chemicals”, amid rising tensions between Iran and t(...)

A handout photo made available by the US naval forces shows Iranian vessels circling US military ships at close range in international waters in the Arabian Gulf. Photograph: Dawson Roth via EPA

Iranian navy vessels came within 10 metres of American warships in the Persian Gulf in what the US navy described as a series of “dangerous and haras(...)

Secretary of defence Mark Esper: ‘The United States will not tolerate attacks against our people, our interests or our allies.’ Photograph: New York Times

US president Donald Trump has authorised the US military to respond to Wednesday’s rocket attack by Iran-backed militia in Iraq that killed two Americ(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron reviews the troops before delivering a speech about a EU defence strategy, at the Ecole Militaire, in Paris on Friday.  Photograph: Francois Mori/Pool via REUTERS

France’s nuclear weapons strengthen the security of Europe, president Emmanuel Macron told officers in training at the École de Guerre on Friday. Fol(...)

Navid Mohammadzadeh receives the ‘Orizzonti’ Award for Best Actor for ‘Bedoune Tarikh, Bedoune Emza’ at the Venice Film Festival in September, 2017. Photogra[h: Alessandra Benedetti/Corbis via Getty Images

In the days after the Islamic republic admitted accidentally shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet, killing 176 people, one of Iran’s best-known fil(...)

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, leading Friday prayers in Tehran. Photograph: Iran Press/AFP via Getty Images

The Revolutionary Guards can take their fight beyond Iran’s borders, the supreme leader said on Friday, responding to the US killing of his country’s (...)

 Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,  during a meeting in Tehran on Wednesday. Photograph:  Ho/Iranian supreme leader’s website/AFP via Getty Images

In his more than three decades in charge of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has battled to consolidate power at home and expand t(...)

Manchester United manager  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during their win over  Norwich City at Old Trafford last Saturday. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that fears over safety in the Middle East mean Manchester United have changed their plans to spend the winter break (...)

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(...)

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