Middle East

Trump says Iran is not living up to the nuclear agreement

The US president has accused Iran of not living up to the 'spirit' of the nuclear agreement. Iran and six world powers signed a deal lifting some of the sanctions against the country in exchange for limiting its nuclear programme in 2015,

Middle East

Trump orders review on Tehran sanctions

President Donald Trump has ordered a review into whether sanctions against Tehran should be reinstated. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Tehran the world's "leading state-sponsor of terrorism".

Middle East

Ahmadinejad 'disqualified' from running in Iran poll

State media says clerical body disqualifies former Iranian president from running in May presidential election.


US: Tillerson accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations'

US secretary of state says Tehran's behaviour undermines US interests in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon.


Iran's Ahmadinejad: 'Why are we fighting each other?'

In an interview with Al Jazeera, former Iranian president says he can improve the country and calls for regional unity.


Iran's 2017 election

The biggest issues Iranians are talking about ahead of the May 19 presidential race.

The Listening Post

Iran's blogfather: How social media is killing open web

Iranian writer and media analyst Hossein Derakhshan talks about the demise of the blogosphere.

Middle East

Flash floods kill at least 30 in northwest Iran

Major flooding triggered by heavy rains in East Azerbaijan province also swept away cars after rivers burst their banks.

Syria's Civil War

Russia, Syria and Iran warn US against further strikes

Allied foreign ministers meet in Moscow over Syrian war and warn Washington following cruise missile strike on airbase.

Hassan Rouhani

Iran President Hassan Rouhani to seek second term

Upcoming vote will be seen, among other things, as a referendum on the landmark nuclear deal signed with world powers.

Middle East

Iran's Ahmadinejad registers to run for president

Former leader insists he will not run in the May 19 poll, saying his registration aims to support a political ally.


Will Iranians re-elect Rouhani?

Rouhani's pulled Iran out of stifling sanctions but has yet to deliver on wider political, economic and social reforms.

Privacy & Surveillance

Exclusive: The illegal methods used to spy on citizens

Over four months, our undercover reporter posed as a buyer for clients from countries like Iran and South Sudan.

Privacy & Surveillance

Spy Merchants

Investigating the powerful and illegal weapons of mass surveillance that are for sale to the highest bidder, putting the privacy of millions at risk.


Runners flock to Tehran's first marathon

The race route, packed with hundreds of marathoners, wove its way past iconic Iranian landmarks.