Opinion

Iraq and the US withdrawal conundrum

Disagreement in Baghdad over the presence of US troops threatens to destabilise the country.

Kamaran Palani

by Kamaran Palani

Kamaran Palani

Middle East

High voter turnout expected in Iran towns, villages

While turnout has normally been low in the capital, in surrounding towns and villages it is often a different story.

Iran

Iran frees jailed German citizen in prisoner swap

German national sentenced to three years for taking photos in sensitive areas released in exchange for freed Iranian.

Iran frees jailed German citizen in prisoner swap

Middle East

Lebanon crisis: Iran's speaker of parliament visits Beirut

Ali Larijani visits Lebanon, mired in economic and political problems, despite appointment of new government.

Middle East

Iran: Thousands of candidates disqualified ahead of elections

More than 7,000 applicants have been told they cannot run, including dozens of current members of parliament.

AJ Impact

US files superseding indictment against Huawei, CFO Meng

The trade secret theft relates to internet router source code, cellular antenna technology and robotics.

US files superseding indictment against Huawei, CFO Meng

Middle East

US warship in Arabian Sea seizes suspected Iranian weapons

US military says the weapons included 150 anti-tank guided missiles and three surface-to-air missiles.

US warship in Arabian Sea seizes suspected Iranian weapons

AJ Impact

Saudi, Kuwait authorise shared oil field restart from Sunday

The two countries reached an agreement in December to resume production at the so-called 'Neutral Zone'.

 Saudi, Kuwait authorise shared oil field restart from Sunday

US-Iran escalation

US Senate votes to limit Trump's war powers against Iran

Rebuking Trump over Iran, US Senate passes measure curbing president's ability to wage war.

US-Iran escalation

US Senate poised to rebuke Trump on Iran

After Soleimani strike, war powers resolution would seek to limit Trump from escalating military conflicts with Iran.

US Senate poised to rebuke Trump on Iran

Middle East

Iran candidates kick off campaigns for parliamentary elections

Guardian Council, which vets prospective candidates, barred more than 9,000 from out of more than 16,000 aspirants.

Iran candidates kick off campaigns for parliamentary elections

AJ Impact

US charges five with conspiring to violate oil sanctions on Iran

US government claims the defendants arranged to buy sanctioned Iranian oil and sell it to a refinery in China.

US charges five with conspiring to violate oil sanctions on Iran

Opinion

America held hostage

Forty years after the Iran hostage crisis, its impact endures.

David Marks

by David Marks

David Marks

Middle East

Iranians mark revolution anniversary amid high tension with US

Celebrations mark day that Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned from exile and overthrew the shah's last government.

Iranians mark revolution anniversary amid high tension with US

Iran

Iran shows missile, launches satellite which fails to reach orbit

Moves come days before Islamic Revolution anniversary, routinely used by Iran to display tech advances for armed forces.

Iran shows missile, launches satellite which fails to reach orbit