Middle East

Start of Syria talks in Kazakh capital delayed one day

A new round of talks on the Syrian conflict led by Russia, Turkey and Iran were set to begin on February 15.


'It is in Trump's interest to keep the Iran deal alive'

Trump's presidency offers both threats and opportunities to Iran, says former senior Iranian diplomat.


US-Iran relationship 'getting very dangerous'

Washington and Tehran dial up war of words as risk of another military action in the Middle East rises.


How big is the threat of cyberwar?

Former LulzSec hacker Hector "Sabu" Monsegur and cybersecurity expert Mikko Hypponen on the rise of the cyber arms race.


Persepolis: Iran tourism gateway faces climate threats

Shrinking land, drought and algae growth put stress on UNESCO site as tourist arrivals grow after lifting of sanctions.

Inside Story

What's behind Trump's tough talk on Iran?

Iran marked the 38th anniversary of the 1979 revolution with large rallies on Friday.


Iran after Khamenei

Who would lead the Islamic Republic if the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei passes away unexpectedly?

by Massoumeh Torfeh


Iranians pour on to streets to mark 1979 revolution

Traditional celebration of US-backed Shah's toppling comes after Donald Trump sparked war of words with Tehran.

Middle East

Iran warns of 'dark days' in case of US military attack

Ali Akbar Velayati, adviser to supreme leader, calls US efforts to halt Iran's missile programme 'worthless fantasies'.

United States

Trump and Iran: Scenarios of escalation

Washington's ill-conceived ploys could intensify the conflict between Iran and the US, but one smart move could save it.

by Roxane Farmanfarmaian

Middle East

Iran's Khamenei says Trump shows 'the real face of US'

Supreme leader hits back at US president over his travel ban and threats towards Iran.

Middle East

Russia, Turkey, Iran discuss Syria ceasefire in Astana

Russia, Iran and Turkey meet in the Kazakh capital to further discuss efforts to strengthen Syria's fragile truce.

Middle East

Defiant Iran holds military drills after US sanctions

Terhan says the aim of the manoeuvres is to show 'complete preparedness' to deal with US threats and sanctions.

United States

US slaps new sanctions on Iran over missile test

Iran's foreign ministry responds to US sanctions by announcing reciprocal measures as Washington-Tehran tensions mount.


Mattis: Iran the 'biggest state sponsor of terrorism'

Defense Secretary James Mattis slams Tehran hours after the Trump administration announces fresh sanctions.