Iran

How Iran’s media are portraying the US fallout
Iran protests
In Depth

How Iran’s media are portraying the US fallout

Newspapers lament ‘a sky full of sadness’ after Tehran admits to shooting down Ukrainian jet
13 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: Iran crisis ‘shows West no longer exists’
G7 summit Trump
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Iran crisis ‘shows West no longer exists’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 13 January
13 Jan 2020
British ambassador arrested in Iran as protests flare
wd-iran_uk_embassy_-_atta_kenareafp_via_getty_images.jpg
In Brief

British ambassador arrested in Iran as protests flare

High-ranking officials in Tehran call for Rob Macaire’s expulsion amid unrest following plane crash admission
13 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: Black Britons ‘know why Meghan wants out’
Meghan Markle and the Queen
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Black Britons ‘know why Meghan wants out’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 10 January
10 Jan 2020
US-Iran crisis: can Europe save the nuclear deal?
Donald Trump, Iran Deal
In Depth

US-Iran crisis: can Europe save the nuclear deal?

EU ministers convene in Brussels in an effort to salvage agreement
10 Jan 2020
Iran plane crash: Tehran denies shooting down Ukrainian jet
Iran plane crash
In Depth

Iran plane crash: Tehran denies shooting down Ukrainian jet

Western intelligence suggests Russia-made missile may have been fired in error
10 Jan 2020
‘Harsher revenge’: Iran threatens further attacks against US
Iran
In Depth

‘Harsher revenge’: Iran threatens further attacks against US

Warning follows Donald Trump’s claim that Tehran ‘standing down’ following missile strikes
9 Jan 2020
Have the US and Iran stepped back from the brink of war?
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 08: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks from the White House on January 08, 2020 in Washington, DC. During his remarks, Trump addressed the Iranian missile attacks tha
In Depth

Have the US and Iran stepped back from the brink of war?

Iran's response to the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani was measured and has been met with a conciliatory response from Washington
9 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: people ‘believe women lie about rape’
Cyprus rape case
In Depth

Instant Opinion: people ‘believe women lie about rape’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 8 January
8 Jan 2020
What a US war with Iran might look like
iran_us_conflict.jpg
In Depth

What a US war with Iran might look like

Senior Washington figures believe their nation may be heading towards another all-out armed conflict
8 Jan 2020
How Europe has reacted to the US-Iran crisis
Iran, Europe, US
In Depth

How Europe has reacted to the US-Iran crisis

EU leaders call for de-escalation of tensions but Pompeo criticises their response
8 Jan 2020
Could the UK follow the US into a war with Iran?
wd-british_army_flag_-_christopher_furlonggetty_images.jpg
In Brief

Could the UK follow the US into a war with Iran?

Iranian missile strike hits Iraqi military bases housing US and British personnel
8 Jan 2020
Iran missiles target US troops: what we know so far
Iran missiles
In Brief

Iran missiles target US troops: what we know so far

Tehran has launched more than a dozen missiles at air bases in Iraq
8 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: this year’s Golden Globes ‘missed the mark’
rickygervais.jpg
In Depth

Instant Opinion: this year’s Golden Globes ‘missed the mark’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 7 January
7 Jan 2020
Iran considering 13 ‘revenge scenarios’ against US
tehran.jpg
In Depth

Iran considering 13 ‘revenge scenarios’ against US

Iranian security council moves to deny earlier claims about retribution plans
7 Jan 2020
How high will oil prices rise after Iran attack?
gettyimages-55742561.jpg
In Brief

How high will oil prices rise after Iran attack?

Brent crude breaches $70 mark and prolonged conflict could send it higher
7 Jan 2020
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: jailed mother ‘traumatised’
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
In Depth

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: jailed mother ‘traumatised’

The British-Iranian mother fears she will be used as a ‘pawn’ by rival powers
6 Jan 2020
Has Donald Trump threatened war crimes against Iran?
Persepolis Iran
In Depth

Has Donald Trump threatened war crimes against Iran?

Experts say US president’s threatened plan to target cultural sites would violate international law
6 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: UK goes ‘from poodle to lapdog’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: UK goes ‘from poodle to lapdog’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 6 January
6 Jan 2020
How could Iran war affect oil prices?
bw-saudi_oil.jpg
In Brief

How could Iran war affect oil prices?

Historical precedents have only limited relevance to modern market
6 Jan 2020
UK calls for calm after Iran attack
wd-qassem_suleimani_-_atta_kenareafp_via_getty_images.jpg
In Brief

UK calls for calm after Iran attack

Boris Johnson urges de-escalation but adds Qasem Soleimani was ‘a threat to all our interests’
6 Jan 2020
‘Eclipses Bin Laden’: reaction to killing of Qasem Soleimani
qasemsoleimani.jpg
In Depth

‘Eclipses Bin Laden’: reaction to killing of Qasem Soleimani

Death of Qasem Soleimani ‘one of biggest developments in the Middle East for decades’
3 Jan 2020
Iran general killed in drone strike ordered by Donald Trump
gettyimages-890306642.jpg
In Brief

Iran general killed in drone strike ordered by Donald Trump

Pentagon says ‘decisive defensive action’ taken to prevent further US deaths
3 Jan 2020
What is behind the US-Iran prisoner swap?
trumpiransanctions.jpg
In Brief

What is behind the US-Iran prisoner swap?

Rare act of cooperation between longtime foes could signal thawing relations
9 Dec 2019
Why Iran has erupted into protest
Iran, Tehran, Protest
In Depth

Why Iran has erupted into protest

Hundreds of people have died in widespread unrest following fuel price hikes
5 Dec 2019
Iraq protests: can the ‘bloodbath’ be stemmed?
Iraq protests
In Depth

Iraq protests: can the ‘bloodbath’ be stemmed?

UN urges action as more than 300 people killed in violent clashes
11 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘We are all tactical voters, aren’t we?’
wd-polling_station_-_ben_stansallafpgetty_images.jpg
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘We are all tactical voters, aren’t we?’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 5 November
5 Nov 2019
UN General Assembly: five global clashes to watch out for
United Nations General Assembly
In Depth

UN General Assembly: five global clashes to watch out for

From climate change denial to the Kashmir conflict, this year’s meeting looks set to be a tense affair
23 Sep 2019
Will Iran and the US go to war?
Trump Iran
In Brief

Will Iran and the US go to war?

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claims US is to build a ‘coalition’ to deter Iran
20 Sep 2019
What will Trump’s ‘increased’ sanctions on Iran achieve?
TOPSHOT - Saudi defence ministry spokesman Colonel Turki bin Saleh al-Malki displays pieces of what he said were Iranian cruise missiles and drones recovered from the attack site that targete
In Depth

What will Trump’s ‘increased’ sanctions on Iran achieve?

Regional tensions flare again, with each side appearing further entrenched
19 Sep 2019
Instant Opinion: Hong Kong society ‘unequal and uncaring’
gettyimages-1149495159_1.jpg
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Hong Kong society ‘unequal and uncaring’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 17 September
17 Sep 2019
The countries with nuclear weapons
wd-nuclear-test-170328.jpg
In Depth

The countries with nuclear weapons

IAEA meets in Vienna amid mounting nuclear tension over Iran
16 Sep 2019
Iran ‘ready for war’ as oil prices surge
gettyimages-1168032858.jpg
In Brief

Iran ‘ready for war’ as oil prices surge

Tehran denies US accusation that it was behind attack on Saudi oil facilities
16 Sep 2019
Why two British-Australian women are being held in Iran
Evin prison, Iran
In Depth

Why two British-Australian women are being held in Iran

Duo believed to be in same jail as British-Iranian citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
11 Sep 2019
What happens if Trump’s foreign enemies unite?
Hassan Rouhani
In Depth

What happens if Trump’s foreign enemies unite?

Maximum pressure strategy ‘faltering’ as Iran continues to breach nuclear deal
9 Sep 2019
Royal Marines ‘forced crew of tanker to kneel at gunpoint’
gettyimages-1153737188.jpg
In Brief

Royal Marines ‘forced crew of tanker to kneel at gunpoint’

Captain of vessel says the British troops used ‘brute force’ during ship seizure earlier this month
31 Jul 2019