Australian bloggers Jolie King and Mark Firkin. File photograph: The Way Overland

Iran has freed an Australian couple detained for more than three months and dropped all charges against them, Australia’s foreign minister Marise Pay(...)

 Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, previously named Grace 1, sits anchored after the Supreme Court of the British territory lifted its detention order, in the Strait of Gibraltar, Spain. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

An Iranian supertanker hauling millions of euro worth of crude oil that the US suspects is tied to a sanctioned organisation has begun moving away fro(...)

A file photograph provided by the Iranian President’s Office shows President Hassan Rouhani of Iran during a ceremony to mark “National Nuclear Day,” in Tehran in April 2018.

Iran’s president has warned European partners in its faltering nuclear deal that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we(...)

Shoplifters by Hirokazu Kore-eda is about a young girl taken in by a family and trained to shoplift.

As far as the outside world was concerned, Star Wars got Cannes 2018 back to the noisy prominence it so craves. Fireworks burst over the Croisette on (...)

Louise Allen is spreading the word about what’s happening in craft here in Ireland.

Go back in time through thousands of years, or travel thousands of miles, and you’ll find a common thread linking people together. We all make things,(...)

British prime minister Theresa May with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during Remembrance Sunday in London. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Theresa May lacks the authority to secure a transitional Brexit deal from the European Union and avoid an economic cliff edge after the UK leaves the (...)

Sounding and looking weak, hunger striker Amjad Rosstami  attended for blood tests in the Mater hospital on Wednesday. Photograph: Frank Miller

An Iranian asylum seeker, who ended a 36-day hunger-strike last November after assurances he could apply for asylum in Ireland, has renewed his fast. (...)

Globe House direct provision hostel in Sligo. Photograph: Alan Betson

A threat of deportation against an Iranian man who has been on hunger strike for 35 days has been lifted, according to Government sources. The appare(...)

A man carries bread as he walks past damaged buildings in Aleppo’s al-Ansari al-Sharqi neighborhood December 2, 2013. Photograph: Mahmoud Hebbo/Reuters.

One morning in mid-2014, before the summer sun had reached its peak, two elderly men in Aleppo, Syria, sat on plastic chairs, chatting quietly and dr(...)

Payam Feili, a gay Iranian poet and novelist, in Tel Aviv, on March 1st. Feili fled Iran in 2014 after being blacklisted and is now seeking asylum in Israel. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/The New York Times

In his native Iran, leaders openly wish for Israel to be wiped off the map. Yet Payam Feili, a poet and novelist, developed what he called a “special (...)

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