Zein Basravi

Zein Basravi

Iran

Iranian MP: 'Nuclear weapons have no place in Iran's strategy'

World powers jumped into action when Iran began a homegrown nuclear programme. But Naghavi Hosseini, an Iranian MP, has told Al Jazeera that the international panic about building nuclear weapons was based on a myth.

Iranian MP: 'Nuclear weapons have no place in Iran's strategy'

Middle East

Iranians react to Trump's travel ban

And though Iranians may resent the US government’s new visa restrictions, how they feel about America as a country is a little different.

Iranians react to Trump's travel ban

Nuclear weapons

India and Pakistan: Rivals in a nuclear arms race

The rivalry between India and Pakistan has been in place since the split that created two separate nations in 1947.

India and Pakistan: Rivals in a nuclear arms race

Asia

Pakistan strikes deal with protesters in Islamabad

Some are describing it as the capitulation of the government to Muslim protesters.

Pakistan strikes deal with protesters in Islamabad

Asia

Pakistan faces criticism over handling of anti-blasphemy protests

Pakistan's government is facing criticism for the way it handled protests against a minister who was accused of blasphemy.

Pakistan faces criticism over handling of anti-blasphemy protests

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