Iran

Deadly attack targets military parade in Iran

President Hassan Rouhani vows 'crushing response' following gun attack that killed at least 29 and wounded 70.

Iran

Trump will fail just like Saddam, says Iran's Rouhani

US leader will fail in his confrontation with Tehran, says Iran's president in speech marking the end of Iran-Iraq war.

Iran's Rouhani: Donald Trump will fail just like Saddam Hussein

Inside Story

What's driving down the number of terrorist attacks?

US State Department argues the decline was caused by the near-defeat of armed groups such as ISIL.

Opinion

Yom Kippur and Ashoura: Are Muslims observing a Jewish holiday?

The Judeo-Islamic tradition has deep historical roots that Zionism and Islamism have tried to erase.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

United States

US: Iran still the 'leading state sponsor of terror'

Annual State Department report admonishes Tehran for assisting 'terrorists' as attacks down for second year in a row.

US: Iran still the 'leading state sponsor of terror'

Middle East

Putin seeks to defuse Israel crisis after Russian plane downing

Russian leader strikes conciliatory tone as officials blame Israel after Syria mistakenly shoots down Russian plane.

Middle East

Syria 'intercepts missiles' targeting Latakia

State media blames Israel for attacks that targeted 'state technical industry institutions'.

Syrian air defences 'intercept missiles' targeting Latakia

Iran

Iran slams Twitter for shutting down 'real Iranian' accounts

Iranian foreign minister questions Twitter's decision while asking why US-backed 'bots' were still active.

Iran slams Twitter for shutting down 'real Iranian' accounts

Syria's War

Israel fires missiles at Damascus airport: Syrian media

Syrian state media reports Israeli attacks on Damascus International Airport overnight.

Syria state media: Israel fires missiles at Damascus airport

Middle East

Are pro-Iran parties on the rise in Iraq?

US-backed Haider al-Abadi appears to be losing grip on power as Tehran furthers its influence in Baghdad.

The Listening Post

Faking the online debate on Iran

How keyboard warriors target journalists, academics and activists who favour dialogue instead of war with Iran.

Journalism Is Not A Crime

Iran orders closure of newspaper for 'insulting' Shia Islam

Reports say Sedayeh Eslahat ordered shut by top prosecutor for 'desecrating' family of Prophet Muhammad's grandson.

Iran orders closure of newspaper for 'insulting' Shia Islam

Business & Economy

'Saudi and Russia taking oil market hostage': Iran

Iran's OPEC chief Hossein Kazempour Ardebili says Saudi and Russian actions are a result of US attempts to cut Iran off.

Iran OPEC chief: 'Saudi and Russia are taking oil market hostage'

The Listening Post

Lessons from the crash: Media and the 2008 financial crisis

A decade on from the 2008 global financial crisis. Plus, Twitter bots manipulate online debates on Iran.

United States

Kerry says nothing wrong with meeting Iran's Zarif

Obama-era official has admitted he met Iran's foreign minister 'three or four times' since Trump took office.

Trump, Pompeo accuse Kerry of 'undermining' US policy on Iran