Iran

Iranian-Israeli tensions mount after strike on Natanz nuclear site
Natanz nuclear enrichment facility
In Depth

Iranian-Israeli tensions mount after strike on Natanz nuclear site

Tehran vows revenge as attack sets back nuclear programme ‘by at least nine months’
14 Apr 2021
The Iran nuclear deal: can Joe Biden salvage it?
Members of the EU delegation in Vienna yesterday
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The Iran nuclear deal: can Joe Biden salvage it?

US joins EU Vienna talks as president seeks to deliver on key campaign pledge
7 Apr 2021
Everything we know about when Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will be freed
A protest outside the Iranian embassy in London in 2016
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Everything we know about when Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will be freed

British-Iranian mother faces a new court date in Iran later this month
8 Mar 2021
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
In Brief

2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘We’re all paying the price’ of hard Brexit
The sun shines through clouds over the Palace of Westminster.
In Review

Instant Opinion: ‘We’re all paying the price’ of hard Brexit

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 7 December
7 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: Conservatives ‘hollowing the state’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Conservatives ‘hollowing the state’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 30 November
30 Nov 2020
British MPs narrowly escaped death in terror bomb plot
Theresa Villiers arrives at 10 Downing Street for a cabinet meeting in November 2019.
In Brief

British MPs narrowly escaped death in terror bomb plot

Trial begins today over alleged terror plot that ‘could have triggered World War Three’
27 Nov 2020

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Quiz of The Week: 21 - 27 November
Boris Johnson washes immunological assays during a visit to the Jenner Institute.
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Quiz of The Week: 21 - 27 November

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
27 Nov 2020
How Joe Biden will go about rebuilding the Iran Nuclear Deal
A demonstrator holds a sign calling for the US to "nuke" Iran before it can take nuclear action against the US.
In Depth

How Joe Biden will go about rebuilding the Iran Nuclear Deal

President-elect facing major challenge to keep Tehran satisfied as Europe forms nuclear strategy
24 Nov 2020
What Joe Biden’s presidency means for the EU
Joe Biden addresses the European Council while serving as vice-president under Barack Obama.
In Depth

What Joe Biden’s presidency means for the EU

President-elect to ramp up relations with EU27 in effort to repair the damage of Trumpism
23 Nov 2020
Republicans anxious over Trump’s post-election ‘bucket list’
Donald Trump arrives to deliver an update on "Operation Warp Speed" in the Rose Garden of the White House.
In Brief

Republicans anxious over Trump’s post-election ‘bucket list’

Concern growing after president scoped out Iranian sites for military action
18 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: Covid Christmas ‘mired in mixed messages’
Boris Johnson returns to Number 10, Downing Street following the weekly Cabinet meeting.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Covid Christmas ‘mired in mixed messages’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 17 November
17 Nov 2020
Could Trump’s reaction to election loss spark global chaos?
Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo
In Depth

Could Trump’s reaction to election loss spark global chaos?

Outgoing president asked for ‘options’ to target Iranian nuclear site following loss to Joe Biden
17 Nov 2020
Russian hackers again targeting US election, Microsoft warns
Hacker
In Brief

Russian hackers again targeting US election, Microsoft warns

Tech giant claims Kremlin-backed group is trying to infiltrate Donald Trump and Joe Biden campaigns
11 Sep 2020
‘Brutal’ torture methods used by Iranian security forces
Iran, Tehran, Protest
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‘Brutal’ torture methods used by Iranian security forces

Amnesty International report exposes ‘interrogation tactics’ used on prisoners in post-protests crackdown
3 Sep 2020
What is causing explosions at Iran’s nuclear facilities?
Iran nuclear programme
In Depth

What is causing explosions at Iran’s nuclear facilities?

Head of Israeli spy agency claims country behind attacks on Iran
7 Jul 2020
Iranian missile kills 19 in ‘friendly fire’ incident
Iran navy
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Iranian missile kills 19 in ‘friendly fire’ incident

Funeral held for sailors killed when missile was mistakenly fired at naval support vessel
12 May 2020
Are US-Iran tensions flaring again?
Strait of Hormuz
In Depth

Are US-Iran tensions flaring again?

Trump threatens military action over Twitter
23 Apr 2020
Iran denies Trump claim that it is planning Iraq attacks
Javad Zarif
In Brief

Iran denies Trump claim that it is planning Iraq attacks

Tehran says it ‘starts no wars, but teaches lessons to those who do’
3 Apr 2020
How coronavirus is boosting global authoritarianism
Viktor Orban, Hungary
In Depth

How coronavirus is boosting global authoritarianism

Hungary is the latest country to slide away from democracy as Viktor Orban is handed sweeping emergency powers
31 Mar 2020
Instant Opinion: What Covid-19 tells us about climate crisis
China
In Depth

Instant Opinion: What Covid-19 tells us about climate crisis

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 24 March
24 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: will the UK government release prisoners?
Prison
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Coronavirus: will the UK government release prisoners?

Campaigners say the move would save lives of inmates and officers
24 Mar 2020
Will Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe be released?
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
In Depth

Will Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe be released?

British mother may be freed in mass amnesty
20 Mar 2020
Should Iran still be sanctioned during the pandemic?
Iran
In Depth

Should Iran still be sanctioned during the pandemic?

Calls are growing for sanctions relief as Covid-19 bites hard in Iran, but Tehran continues to orchestrate attacks
19 Mar 2020
Why Iran has freed 85,000 prisoners to combat coronavirus
 Tehran, Iran
In Depth

Why Iran has freed 85,000 prisoners to combat coronavirus

UN urged Tehran to release inmates, but jail conditions prompt concern that the move has come too late
17 Mar 2020
Boris Johnson: first 100 days examined
Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Conservatives
In Depth

Boris Johnson: first 100 days examined

PM’s short tenure has been fraught with unprecedented crises, from potential war with Iran to the Covid-19 pandemic
17 Mar 2020
Coronavirus cover-up: Iran’s mass graves seen from space
Coronavirus in Iran
In Brief

Coronavirus cover-up: Iran’s mass graves seen from space

Newly released aerial photos fuel fears that Tehran is covering up extent of outbreak
13 Mar 2020
US strikes back after rocket attack in Iraq
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In Brief

US strikes back after rocket attack in Iraq

Kata’ib Hezbollah is accused of attack that killed British soldier and 11 others
13 Mar 2020
British soldier killed in Iraq: what happened?
Taji camp
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British soldier killed in Iraq: what happened?

Base north of Baghdad hit by 18 Katyusha rockets in deadly attack
12 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: the definitions of pandemic and epidemic
Coronavirus in Iran
In Depth

Coronavirus: the definitions of pandemic and epidemic

Covid-19 outbreak declared a pandemic by World Health Organization after it spreads to 125 countries
12 Mar 2020
Iran elections: what next for the Middle East?
Iran
In Depth

Iran elections: what next for the Middle East?

Conservative hardliners record sweeping victory as voter turnout plummets
24 Feb 2020
What Iran’s parliamentary election may mean for US relations
Iran election
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What Iran’s parliamentary election may mean for US relations

Supreme leader has blocked thousands of moderate candidates from running in vote
21 Feb 2020
Rabbi says Bible shows Iran will attack Israel within months
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Rabbi says Bible shows Iran will attack Israel within months

And other stories from the stranger side of life
3 Feb 2020
How Iran is using bitcoin to dodge Trump’s sanctions
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In Depth

How Iran is using bitcoin to dodge Trump’s sanctions

Tehran government issues 1,000 cryptocurrency mining permits in bid to kickstart struggling economy
31 Jan 2020