Middle East

Lebanese man, daughter shot dead in Iran's capital

Iranian police have yet to issue an official statement on the Friday night incident reported by local media.

Lebanese man, daughter shot dead in Iran's capital

US-Iran escalation

Iran asks UN to hold US accountable for plane interception

Iran's UN ambassador says Mahan Airlines A310 was 'aggressively and unexpectedly intercepted' by US F-15 fighter jets.

Iran asks UN to hold US accountable for plane interception

United States

US Iran envoy Brian Hook steps down as UN arms embargo vote looms

Hook's surprise departure comes as Washington lobbies the United Nations to extend an arms embargo on Iran.

US Iran envoy Brian Hook steps down as UN arms embargo vote looms

Opinion

What the new Iran-China partnership means for the region

This new realignment in Asia provides new opportunities not only for China and Iran, but also for Pakistan.

Abdul Basit

by Abdul Basit

Abdul Basit

Iran

Iran executes man for killing IRGC member during 2017-18 protests

Execution comes weeks after Tehran sentenced to death a former opposition figure implicated in the same protests.

Iran executes man for killing IRGC member during 2017-18 protests

AJ Impact

Saudi Arabia has built yellowcake uranium processing plant: WSJ

Remote desert plant was built with China's aid, paper quotes Western officials as saying, raising proliferation worries.

Saudi Arabia has built yellowcake uranium processing plant: WSJ

AJ IMPACT

Tehran housing cost skyrockets as people struggle to afford rent

Why the Iranian capital has become one of the world's most unaffordable cities to live in.

Imran Khan

Pakistan's Khan says mediation prevented Saudi-Iran escalation

In an exclusive Al Jazeera interview, Imran Khan says Pakistan's mediation prevented conflict between regional foes.

Pakistan's Khan says mediation prevented Saudi-Iran escalation

Iran

In rare talks, Iran and UAE foreign ministers discuss COVID-19

Iran's Zarif hails 'substantive, frank and friendly' discussion on virus and ''bilateral, regional and global' issues.

In rare talks, Iran and UAE foreign ministers discuss COVID-19

Opinion

Will the Gulf-Israel rapprochement be derailed by annexation?

Netanyahu's annexation plans could break the anti-Iran alliance Trump helped built between Israel and some Gulf states.

Juan Cole

by Juan Cole

Juan Cole

Middle East

Iran says it has arrested head of US-based 'terrorist group'

Officials say Jamshid Sharmahd of the Kingdom Assembly of Iran planned the deadly 2008 bombing of a mosque in Shiraz.

Iran says it has arrested head of US-based 'terrorist group'

Iran

Iran's Khamenei accuses US of trying to stoke protests

Iran's Supreme Leader has ruled out negotiations with Washington, saying Trump would only use talks for propaganda.

Iran's Khamenei accuses US of trying to stoke protests

Ukraine

Ukraine, Iran conclude first-round talks on plane downing damages

Ukraine says the Kyiv negotiation with Iran was 'constructive' as the two sides agree on the terms of next round.

Ukraine, Iran conclude first-round talks on plane downing damages

Iran

Iran fires underground ballistic missiles for first time

Iran's Revolutionary Guard claimed it was 'the first time in the world' that such an exercise had been carried out.

Iran fires underground ballistic missiles for first time

Iran

Iran fires missile at mock US aircraft carrier during exercise

US Navy condemns Iran's 'irresponsible, reckless behaviour' in war games staged during heightened tensions.

Iran fires missile at mock US aircraft carrier during exercise