Zein Basravi

Zein Basravi

Middle East

After Ahvaz: Iran's national security worries and challenges

As questions swirl about the Ahvaz attack, Iranians eye Israel and hope for political change in the US.

After Ahvaz: Iran's national security worries and challenges

Middle East

Iran's Rouhani claims victory in UN battle against Trump

Iran's president is claiming a diplomatic victory following his address at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

Iran's Rouhani claims victory in UN battle against Trump

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UN General Assembly: Iran, oil, and sanctions

Iranian leaders are interested in preserving the Iran nuclear agreement, despite looming US sanctions on oil sales.

UN General Assembly: Iran, oil, and sanctions

Battle for Idlib

Putin, Rouhani, Erdogan to discuss Syria's future in Tehran

Iran, Turkey and Russia meet in new diplomatic efforts as Syria plans offensive in rebel-held Idlib.

Putin, Rouhani, Erdogan to discuss Syria's future in Tehran

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Iran doctors: US sanctions endangering patients' lives

Physicians are worried they will not have enough drugs to treat patients as banking restrictions and the fear of doing business with Tehran makes it more difficult to get supplies.

Iran doctors: US sanctions endangering patients' lives

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Iran unemployment crisis, rising living costs bite amid sanctions

Economic situation in Tehran continues to deteriorate due to renewed sanctions imposed by the United States.

Iran unemployment crisis, rising living costs bite amid sanctions

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US-Iran sanctions: Economic uncertainty hits hard

As US sanctions continue to bite, Iranians seek to protect their savings turn to buy gold and ironically, US dollars.

US-Iran sanctions: Economic uncertainty hits hard

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Iran: Drought epidemic fuels water crisis

Various theories over cause for country's drought plague that has caused severe water supply shortages.

Iran: Drought epidemic fuels water crisis

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Iran defends blocking Strait of Hormuz as defensive strategy

Senior national security official tells Al Jazeera Iran will respond to US threats with an iron fist, but does not want to instigate conflict.

Iran defends blocking Strait of Hormuz as defensive strategy

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Iran seeks to secure global trade deals before fresh US sanctions

Tehran tries to get international support as the first wave of sanctions after US withdrawal from the nuclear deal is set to take effect.

Iran seeks to secure global trade deals before fresh US sanctions

World Cup 2018

World Cup 2018: Iran defeat Morocco

A cinema in Tehran showing the World Cup game against Morocco has sold out with fans eager to see their national team compete at the highest level.

World Cup 2018: Iran defeat Morocco

World Cup 2018

Iran: Football World Cup, female fans and Saudi Arabian rivalry

Iran has managed to qualify for the World Cup, a win in itself for many, but political rivalries are obvious when fans watch the matches.

Iran: Football World Cup, female fans and Saudi Arabian rivalry