Zein Basravi

Zein Basravi

Middle East

Iran seek European investments despite US threats

Iranian businesses are trying to show off their capabilities and attract investment from Europe, but are hampered by veiled US threats.

Iran seek European investments despite US threats

Middle East

Massive rallies marks 1979 US embassy seizure in Iran

In 1979, 39 years ago today, the US embassy in Iran was overrun by student demonstrators who supported Iran’s Islamic revolution. The anniversary has become a day of Iranian nationalism.

Massive rallies marks 1979 US embassy seizure in Iran

Iran

Javad Zarif shrugs off Iran-al Qaeda collusion claims

Foreign minister hints at ulterior motives behind latest CIA data dump purporting to show secret Iran-al-Qaeda dealings.

Javad Zarif shrugs off Iran-al Qaeda collusion claims

Middle East

Syria takes centre stage as Putin meets Iran's leaders

With Iran's expanding regional influence, talks between Moscow and Tehran are likely to shape future of the Middle East.

Syria takes centre stage as Putin meets Iran's leaders

Nuclear weapons

IAEA chief: Iran is living up to the nuclear deal

The IAEA chief put a positive face on proceedings, but the stakes are high. This time, his verification of compliance was a moment of vindication for Iran and another international rebuke of the White House.

IAEA chief: Iran is living up to the nuclear deal

Middle East

IAEA's Yukiya Amano: Iran is living up to nuclear deal

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency says commitments made by Iran in 2015 are being implemented.

IAEA's Yukiya Amano: Iran is living up to nuclear deal

Middle East

Iran's flower industry ready to bloom globally

Held back for years by trade barriers, florists hope country's seeds of success lie in a global industry worth $104bn a year.

Iran's flower industry ready to bloom globally

Kurds

Haider al-Abadi takes a victory lap in Tehran

Flush with victory after retaking Peshmerga-held areas, Iraqi PM could consider an Iranian model of Kurdish autonomy.

Haider al-Abadi takes a victory lap in Tehran

Iran

Why Iran is a global hub for narcotics

The United Nations says Iran's security forces are making three-quarters of the world's opium seizures and a quarter of global heroin seizures.

Why Iran is a global hub for narcotics

Middle East

Iran opens first ever rehab clinic for mothers

Clinic signifies changing government policy as some of Iran's 2.5 million documented drugs users are given help and not treated as criminals.

Iran opens first ever rehab clinic for mothers

Asia

ISIL fights to establish stronghold in Pakistan

Pakistani intelligence agencies have released names of 87 people wanted on charges of terrorism. More than half of them are thought to be members of ISIL.

ISIL fights to establish stronghold in Pakistan

Asia

Unrest as Pakistan-Afghan border cuts through tribal land

The disputed border that divides Afghanistan and Pakistan has become a flashpoint in recent months. Afghan troops recently shot and killed Pakistani soldiers and civilians from a census team.

Unrest as Pakistan-Afghan border cuts through tribal land