Voices In today's relaxed Tehran, headscarves are being worn back from the face

Ex-home secretary Jack Straw returns from a visit to Tehran convinced that it’s time for the West to rethink its relationship with the regime

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Reformist blocked from running for Iranian presidency

One of Iran's most reform-minded presidential candidates has been barred from standing in next month's presidential ballot by the conservative Guardian Council leaving just eight men on the ballot paper, all of whom are considered hardliners.

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Iran's coming elections will test Khamenei's regime

Provoking political dispute in the run up to elections has been declared treasonous

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Iran’s President has offered to help rescue Egypt’s failing economy with a “big credit line”, another sign of improving relations between two regional powers after a freeze of more than three decades.

Video: Iran unveils 'peaceful' stealth plane

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Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani (right), son of former Iran's president Akbar (left) was released on £5m bail

Son's release puts Iran's last founding father back in the big time

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.

Kim Jong-Un, 'Sexiest Man Alive'. China's Communist Party newspaper, 'People's Daily', treated a spoof award by satirical US website The Onion as genuine

China's party paper falls for Onion story hailing Kim Jong Un as sexiest man alive

'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".

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Fear and loathing as Asia-Pacific nations meet to promote tolerance

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William Hague welcomes new Syria sanctions

World leaders should not ignore the atrocities being committed in Syria, Foreign Secretary William Hague said today as he welcomed another round of EU sanctions against President Bashar Assad's regime.

Police clash with protesters in Iran as currency continues to plunge

Ahmadinejad could face increasing domestic attacks before elections

News website confuses Obama satire with reality

A joke by the American satirical newspaper The Onion appears to have got lost in translation.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon defies the US and Israel by confirming trip to Tehran

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will attend a summit meeting of leaders of non-aligned developing nations in Tehran next week, defying calls from the United States and Israel to boycott the event, UN diplomats said today.

Iran unveils upgraded surface-to-surface ballistic missile

Iran's president today unveiled an upgraded version of a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile just weeks after it was test-fired, the country's state-media reported.

Ahmadinejad: Israel is 'an insult to humanity'

Israel's existence is an "insult to all humanity", Iran's President said yesterday in one of his sharpest attacks yet against the Jewish state, as Israel openly debates whether to attack Iran over its nuclear programme.

Iran, al-Qa'ida and Taliban should pay $6bn to 9/11 victims' families, says US judge

A US judge says al-Qa'ida, the Taliban and Iran should pay $6 billion to relatives of September 11 victims for aiding in the 2001 terror attacks in New York.

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