Hassan Rouhani

Rouhani says 35 million Iranians may contract coronavirus

Iran struggles with a resurgence of COVID-19 as new cases and deaths increase since a two-month low in May.

Rouhani says 35 million Iranians may contract coronavirus

Opinion

Why would Iran issue an arrest warrant for Trump?

The warrant is part of a larger Iranian strategy to expose Washington's dishonesty to the international community.

Roxane Farmanfarmaian

by Roxane Farmanfarmaian

Roxane Farmanfarmaian

Syria's War

Russia, Turkey, Iran talk about stabilising Syria

For the first time since September, the three key players in the conflict hold a virtual meeting to map the way forward.

Iran, Russia Turkey in talks to find political solution for Syria

Iran

Iran's mosques to resume daily prayers as lockdown eases

Iran, hit by the deadliest outbreak of the virus, began to loosen restrictions on human interaction in April.

Iran's mosques to resume daily prayers as lockdown eases

Women's Rights

Romina Ashrafi: 'Honour killing' sparks outcry in Iran

President Rouhani requests his cabinet expedite laws against 'honour killings' after the murder of a 14-year-old girl.

Romina Ashrafi: 'Honour killing' sparks outcry in Iran

Iran

Rouhani urges cooperation as newly elected Parliament convenes

Opening session of new legislative body dominated by 220 conservatives takes places under strict health protocols.

Rouhani urges cooperation as newly elected Parliament convenes

Middle East

Iran to reopen cultural and religious sites

Iranian president says museums and historical sites to reopen on Sunday to coincide with the Eid el-Fitr celebrations.

Rouhani says Iran to reopen cultural and religious sites

Iran

Iran set to reopen mosques in low-risk areas

President says restrictions to be lifted 'calmly, gradually' but warns Iranians should also prepare for 'bad scenarios'.

Coronavirus: Iran set to reopen mosques in low-risk areas

AJ IMPACT

Iran to resume low-risk economic activities amid COVID-19 crisis

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says two-thirds of government employees to return to their offices from April 11.

Iran to resume low-risk economic activities amid COVID-19 crisis

UpFront

Why has the coronavirus hit Iran so hard?

We ask whether US sanctions or Tehran are to blame for exacerbating COVID-19 and discuss Brazil's approach to the virus.

Coronavirus pandemic

As Iran coronavirus deaths rise, Rouhani hits back at criticism

Iranian president says economy is a factor in the country's COVID-19 response as punishing US sanctions remain in place.

As Iran coronavirus deaths rise, Rouhani hits back at criticism

Iran

Iran's Rouhani says COVID-19 measures may be eased within weeks

In televised address, Iranian president says it is crucial for sanctions-hit country to resume economic production.

Iran's Rouhani says COVID-19 measures may be eased within weeks

Iran

Iran defends response as virus deaths surpass 1,000

Health ministry says 5,710 people have recovered from coronavirus, reportedly including a 103-year-old woman.

Iran defends response as virus deaths surpass 1,000

Middle East

Iran conservatives prevail in polls marked by low turnout

Lowest parliamentary vote turnout since 1979 revolution reflects disillusionment among reformist backers, analysts say.

Iran conservatives prevail in polls marked by low turnout

Iran

Polls close in Iranian parliamentary election

Election takes place amid escalating political tensions, economic struggles and concerns about low participation.