Soraya Lennie

US & Canada

Attacking Afghanistan's middle class

Being better off in the impoverished country means more deadly attacks by attention-seeking Taliban.

Middle East

Iran's last great female poet

Simin Behbahani, whose poetry was quoted by Barack Obama, has died aged 87. But her work lives on.

Middle East

Iran's Rouhani: One man, one year

A year after Iran's president first introduced himself to the world, his UN speech this time had greater urgency.


Analysis: Iran's double game in Iraq

Borders between Syria and Iraq are already falling and ISIL is establishing its new 'state' on Iran's doorstep.


Q&A: Iran's hostage taker-turned-reformist

Meet Ebrahim Asgharzadeh, a key player in the US hostage crisis which shook international relations for decades.

In Pictures

In Pictures: Iran marks 1979 hostage crisis

The storming of the US embassy was a major event that followed Iran's Islamic revolution.


Analysis: The impact of the Iran nuclear deal

Tehranis express hope the agreement's implementation Monday will ease their economic hardships.


Iran: Unclenching the fist

A deal with the West on nuclear enrichment has given hope to many Iranians struggling under sanctions.

Middle East

Mistrust of US still deep in Iran

Thirty-four years after siege of US embassy in Tehran, there is still seething anger towards the United States.


Rouhani and Obama set to make history

A different foreign policy approach will be a welcome relief to many Iranians, tired of being an international pariah.

Middle East

Syria crisis adds to uncertainty in Iran

Iran likely to move away from President Rouhani's moderate tone if US intervenes militarily in Syria.

Middle East

Iran's revival of the moderates

Iran's new president intends to reform his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's policies regarding domestic issues.