Iran

US sanctions 'ruining lives', Iran tells United Nations court

US sanctions causing record drop in trade, a near-doubling of food prices, and severe effects on the health system.

US sanctions 'ruining lives', Iran tells United Nations court

US & Canada

US House Democrats question Pompeo aides on Saudi weapons

Congressional questions follow concerns that Saudi arms could exacerbate the humanitarian cost of the war in Yemen.

US House Democrats question Pompeo aides on Saudi weapons

Hassan Rouhani

Rouhani: UAE, Bahrain will bear 'consequences' of Israel deals

Iran President Hassan Rouhani's remarks come a day after Israel, UAE, Bahrain sign normalisation deals brokered by US.

Rouhani: UAE, Bahrain will bear 'consequences' of Israel deals

Iran

Iran: Gov't distances itself from execution of wrestler Afkari

National champion was executed on Saturday after Iran said he killed a security officer during 2018 demonstration.

Iran: Gov't distances itself from execution of wrestler Afkari

US-Iran escalation

Iran warns US against 'strategic mistake' after Trump's threat

Trump said any attack by Iran to avenge Soleimani's killing will face a response '1,000 times greater in magnitude'.

Iran warns US against 'strategic mistake' after Trump's threat

Middle East

US eyes building on Arab-Israel deals to end Gulf crisis

Pompeo is hopeful for end of Qatar blockade and wants to build on Arab-Israeli rapprochement to better confront Iran.

US eyes building on Arab-Israel deals to end Gulf crisis

Iran

World reaction to execution of Iranian wrestler Afkari

World leaders, organisations condemn execution, saying death penalty is a cruel and inhumane punishment.

'Travesty of justice': Reaction to execution of Iranian wrestler

AJ Impact

US asks UN's highest court to dismiss sanctions case by Iran

Case brought by Iran is seeking to lift US economic sanctions.

US asks UN's highest court to dismiss sanctions case by Iran

Iran

New trial of British-Iranian aid worker postponed

Husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, in custody since 2016 on sedition charges, says her trial has been postponed.

New trial of British-Iranian aid worker postponed

Iran

Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari executed, says state media

Afkari was accused of stabbing and killing a man in the southern city of Shiraz in 2018.

Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari executed, says state media

Iran

Polls close in Iran's delayed runoff parliamentary election

First round in February saw record-low turnout and resulted in Iran's most conservative parliament.

Iran

Iran starts annual war games amid tensions with US

Three-day exercise near the Strait of Hormuz involves naval, air and ground forces, as well as submarines and drones.

Iran starts annual war games amid tensions with US

Opinion

Iran is having its #MeToo moment

After Iranian women started sharing stories of sexual violence, the Iranian authorities have been forced to act.

Tara Sepehri Far

by Tara Sepehri Far

Tara Sepehri Far

Iran

British-Iranian aid worker Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces new charge

Zaghari-Ratcliffe was sentenced to five years in jail in 2016, convicted of plotting to overthrow Iran's establishment.

British-Iranian aid worker Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces new charge

Opinion

What is behind the hype about the new Iran-China partnership?

By exaggerating the scope and ambitions of the prospective deal, the US media is once again fanning the flames of war.

Tom Hussain

by Tom Hussain

Tom Hussain