Ali Mohammadian noticed his pupil was being bullied, and shaved his head to show his support
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Tuesday 21 January 2014
To contrast the attitudes of the US Congress and the British Parliament, start with Iran. Today, the palpable welcome by MPs for Tehran’s suspension of high-level uranium enrichment was matched only by anxiety about the UN excluding Iran from the Syria talks that start today in Switzerland.
Friday 17 January 2014
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
Friday 10 January 2014
Veteran politician has just returned from Tehran as part of 'well received' UK parliamentary delegation
Nothing quite like a McAli’s burger... Iran’s foodies opt for taste of America with a glut of high-end grill restaurants in Tehran
Monday 06 January 2014
Upmarket grills adorned with Americana are proving a hit in wealthy areas, finds Jason Rezaian in Tehran
Saturday 14 December 2013
Iran media reports claim the man was arrested after authorities spent months tracking him down
Saturday 07 December 2013
Inspectors from the UN nuclear agency have arrived in Tehran to visit a nuclear facility that has long been off-limits to outside experts, an Iranian news agency has said.
Tuesday 03 December 2013
Visit by newly-appointed envoy will be first since British embassy in Tehran was stormed by activists in November 2011
Saturday 23 November 2013
Negotiations between six world powers and Iran aimed at preventing Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon reached a critical stage tonight, after foreign ministers gathered in Geneva in search of a breakthrough on an interim deal.
Monday 18 November 2013
The French have been robust in protecting what it considers to be French and, by extension, Western interests
Sunday 17 November 2013
After several false starts, Western negotiators are cautiously hopeful of a breakthrough deal with Iran this week to curb Tehran’s nuclear programme in return for sanctions relief.
UN reports halt in Iran’s nuclear activities three months after moderate Hassan Rouhani became president
Thursday 14 November 2013
When elected, Mr Rouhani promised he would seek to lift the unpopular international economic sanctions used to punish Tehran for failing to curtail its nuclear programme
Deal struck on wider UN inspections of Iran sites in boost to wider negotiations over Tehran's nuclear programme
Monday 11 November 2013
Optimism about potential breakthrough in decade-long dispute raised
Monday 11 November 2013
Britain's new charge d'affaires to Iran is expected to visit the country later this month amid further signs of a thawing in relations.
President Hassan Rouhani says Iran’s right to uranium enrichment a non-negotiable 'red line', as nuclear talks stall
Sunday 10 November 2013
Iranian President says his country 'will not bow its head to threats', though William Hague says deal possible in coming weeks.
Nuclear deal for Iran tantalisingly close – but US Secretary of State John Kerry warns that tensions in Middle East remain
Friday 08 November 2013
Hopes rise for nuclear deal with Iran, to the fury of Israel and Saudi Arabia
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world
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