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

AJ Impact

First Swiss deal with Iran via humanitarian channel goes through

A Swiss pharmaceutical company completes the first transaction under a new humanitarian trade channel with Iran.

First Swiss deal with Iran via humanitarian channel goes through

Qatar

US envoy in Qatar: Gulf dispute 'gone on too long'

On a visit to Doha, American special envoy Brian Hook says Qatar blockade continues to 'harm shared regional interests'.

US envoy in Qatar: Gulf dispute 'gone on too long'

Aviation

Iran says Mahan Air passengers can sue US army in its courts

Several people were injured after pilot rapidly changed altitude to avoid collision with a US jet, Iranian media said.

Iran says Mahan Air passengers can sue US army in its courts

Iran

'Flagrant violation': Iran protests US jet approach at UN

Tehran says passengers on an Iranian airline injured after pilot changed altitude to avoid collision with a US jet.

'Flagrant violation': Iran protests US jet approach at UN

Iran

Passengers injured as US fighter jet comes close to Iranian plane

Iranian media says Mahan Air pilot forced to drop altitude to avoid collision with F-15 jet, injuring several people.

Passengers injured as US fighter jet comes close to Iranian plane

Europe

Ukraine: Black boxes confirm interference with jet downed in Iran

The flight recorders from a Ukrainian plane shot down by Iran confirm illegal interference, Ukraine says.

Ukraine: Black boxes confirm interference with jet downed in Iran

Iraq

'Turning point': Iran hails Iraq ties during PM's visit

On Mustafa al-Kadhimi's visit, his first trip since taking office in May, he pledged to protect Iran from attacks.

Iraq PM vows he 'won't allow threats' to Iran from Iraqi soil

Iraq

Iraqi PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi arrives in Iran in first trip abroad

Prime minister to meet top Iranian leaders a day after deferring trip to Riyadh over King Salman's hospitalisation.

Iraqi PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi arrives in Iran in first trip abroad