Ebrahim Raisi

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Iran’s president-elect Ebrahim Raisi holds his first news conference, in Tehran on Monday, following his victory in the presidential election. Photograph: Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg

Iran’s newly elected president has signalled that his government will take a tougher line with negotiations over the 2015 nuclear deal Tehran signed w(...)

 Iran’s newly-elected president   Ebrahim Raisi: Said during his campaign that his government would continue the nuclear talks. Photograph:  Atta KenarE/AFP via Getty Images

Western powers vowed over the weekend to forge ahead with efforts aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal as capitals scrambled to unpick the implicat(...)

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei arrives to cast his ballot on on the day of the Islamic republic’s presidential election. File photograph: Getty

Iran’s eighth president will be the ultra-conservative cleric and chief justice Ebrahim Raisi, a close ally of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (...)

A woman holds a poster of Iran’s newly elected president Ebrahim Raisi, with text in Persian reading ‘government of the people, strong Iran’, as supporters celebrate his victory in Imam Hussein square in the capital Tehran on Saturday. Photograph: Atta Kenare /AFP via Getty Images

Iran’s presidential election may be the most important since the founding of the Islamic republic as it could herald an end to more than 40 years of t(...)

 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(...)

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei  casts his ballot. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images

Iranians voted on Friday in a contest set to hand the presidency to a hardline judge subject to US sanctions, though many were likely to ignore the ba(...)

An Iranian salesman at a perfume stand in a shopping centre in  Mashhad, Iran. Photograph: Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto via Getty Images

For Iranian rock musician Pooyan Ghandi, the roar of the crowd and the thrill of live performance are things he can only dream about. The 34-year-old(...)

 Relatives of inmates clash with police officers outside the Rebibbia prison, where a riot broke out, in Rome on Monday over new measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Massimo Percossi/EPA

Italy’s prime minister vowed to impose “massive shock therapy” on the country to fight the explosion in cases of coronavirus as the government began t(...)

Sahar Khodayari: the Iranian university graduate dressed up as a man and went to the stadium by herself – in defiance of an Islamic ban.  Photograph: Twitter

Sahar Khodayari’s parents would have preferred the 29-year old to watch her favourite football team on the television, but so great was her love for t(...)

A woman in Tehran walks away from a mural of  Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the late founder of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini: US sanctions take a deep toll. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty

The possibility of US military intervention in Iran is frightening. I come from a generation of Iranians who experienced war first-hand. The eight-yea(...)

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