article 13 January 2016 World, Iran
Iranian speedboats in the Persian Gulf (Getty)
Iran frees American sailors who strayed into its waters

The Iranian military releases US Navy personnel on Wednesday morning after detaining them when two American boats strayed into Iranian waters while patrolling in the Gulf.

article 04 January 2016 World, Iran
Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of stoking regional tensions

Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of using an attack on its embassy in Tehran as an excuse to inflame tensions between the two Middle East rivals.

article 15 December 2015 World, Iran
Yemen civil war: ceasefire comes into effect

A ceasefire in Yemen takes effect in the midst of a civil war that has led to the deaths of nearly 6,000 people.

article 11 September 2015 World, Qatar
Syrian refugees (Reuters)
Syria: should countries outside Europe be doing more?

Pressure is growing on countries outside Europe - particularly the Gulf states - to take in more refugees from the Syrian civil war. What are the facts?

article 23 August 2015 World, Iran
British embassy in Iran reopens

The British embassy in Iran has reopened four years after it was stormed by protesters in 2011. It comes as Briton held hostage in Yemen is freed by UAE forces.

article 21 July 2015 World, Iran
Iran nuclear deal: Khamenei speech 'troubles' Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said a speech by Iran's supreme leader, who vowed to defy US policies despite a recent nuclear deal, was "very disturbing".

post 14 July 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Today's Iran deal is a triumph for international diplomacy

The most astonishing aspect of today's deal on Iran's nuclear capability is that neither side is negotiating the terms of its defeat.

article 14 July 2015 World, Iran
US President Barack Obama and Iran's President Rouhani
Obama and Rouhani hail Vienna nuclear deal on Iran

President Barack Obama calls today's Iran nuclear agreement a "comprehensive deal", while President Rouhani says a "new chapter" has begun in his country's relations with the world.

article 13 July 2015 World, China
Participants at the talks on Iran's nuclear programme in Vienna (Reuters)
Iran nuclear talks: how the anticipated deal shapes up

After 12 years of talks, it seems Iran has agreed to scale back its nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of UN sanctions that have crippled the country's economy.

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