President-elect also expressed doubts about the possibility of an Israeli-Palestinian peace
Hassan Rouhani has given his first news conference since being declared as Iran’s new President-elect, vowing to continue to enrich uranium and so putting him on a collision course with Western powers.
Israel however is sceptical Rouhani will usher in change
We shall miss him. The cheeky smile, the chipmunk eyes, the Spanish Armada beard, the crackpot President who once claimed that a cloud emanated above his head at the UN – then denied he’d ever said such nonsense – and then confessed that he had when confronted with tape of his holy utterance.
Provoking political dispute in the run up to elections has been declared treasonous
Iran claims to have built a stealth plane despite being under an international arms embargo.
The release from jail of a son of Iran's conservative former President, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, has sparked a new round of speculation about the veteran politician's future.
'World's sexiest...' polls can often turn up a surprise outside contender, so one might forgive China's state-run newspaper for not questioning a spoof report that hailed the leader of their close ally North Korea as the "Sexiest Man Alive".
The UAE, angered by the Iranian President's visit to a Gulf island both countries claim, warned yesterday that the dispute could not "go on forever" and urged Tehran to agree to talks or international arbitration.
President Barack Obama warned he should be taken seriously when he says he would consider military action to stop Iran getting a nuclear weapon.
Iran's supreme leader has urged Iranians to vote in large numbers as the country holds parliamentary elections today, saying a high turnout would send a strong message to the enemies of the nation.
Combined show of strength aimed at bringing Tehran back to the negotiating table over nuclear concerns
The journalist, a fearless defender of the Middle East's dispossessed, is about to go on trial in Tehran for alleged espionage
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attended his first cabinet meeting for more than a week yesterday, dismissing rumours of a damaging split with the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to reports. Mr Ahmadinejad's close relationship with the senior cleric, who has the last word in the Islamic Republic's affairs, was strained two weeks ago, according to some analysts.
While revolution has been sweeping the Middle East, demonstrations in Iran have been more subdued. But what's really going on in this notoriously secretive state? In a special report from inside the country, Patrick Cockburn takes to the streets to find out
He's still a firm believer in truth and justice, but the world's foremost superhero is no longer sure he can carry on proudly endorsing the American way. As he approaches his 80th birthday, Superman has made a shock decision: he intends to renounce his US citizenship.