• Published on 7 Jun 2017 Sections Iran

    ISIS claimed an attack at the heart of another capital today; Tehran. But the terror and tragedy so familiar elsewhere was a new horror for Iran.

  • Published on 17 Jun 2014 Sections Iran, Uncategorised

    At last, Washington's poodle asserts itself on Iran

    Britain must make up its own independent mind as to how to behave towards Tehran, now that a thaw in UK-Iran relations is underway.

  • Published on 10 Jun 2013 Sections Iran, Politics, World

    Return to a sombre, less vibrant Iran

    On the surface, Tehran thrives. But the atmosphere in the run-up to the presidential elections is more sombre as Iran remains in a stalemate with the west over its nuclear programme.

  • Published on 30 Nov 2011 Sections Iran, World

    International editor Lindsey Hilsum on the historic past of the Tehran ambassador’s residence that came under attack yesterday.

  • Published on 18 Apr 2011 Sections Iran

    The Persian relic that divides Iran's leaders

    Has a 2,500-year-old Babylonian relic sparked a move towards secularism in Iran, asks Jon Snow.

  • Published on 18 Jun 2010 Sections Iran

    My Iranian friend

    A year ago he was in the notorious Evin jail in Tehran being subjected to repeated torture and false confessions.

  • Published on 18 Jun 2009 Sections World

    In times of stress I always like to read poetry, so I’ve been turning to the Poem of the Day in the Tehran Times, the English language daily here. This is a paper which carefully toes the government line and favours not-so-subtle and sometimes bizarre unstated comparisons – there was a front page story today…

  • Published on 19 Feb 2009 Sections Iran, World

    TEHRAN, IRAN – Last week we went to interview the Iranian human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Shirin Ebadi, who’s been threatened by hardliners in recent weeks. We decided to take a small camera to be less obtrusive but we didn’t have a boom pole for the microphone.

  • Published on 11 Feb 2009 Sections Iran, World

    TEHRAN, IRAN – Our team in Iran this week is all-female – the producer is Sarah, the camera operator is Philippa and then there’s me. Which has raised no eyebrows at all with interviewees or policemen but is causing a little consternation at our hotel. The problem is our translator, Nasser. When he’s in the…