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    1. January 21, 2015

      Iran demand stalls move to reopen British embassy in Tehran

      Efforts to reopen Britain’s embassy in Iran have been stalled by a dispute over Tehran’s demands to inspect two containers...

    2. January 7, 2015

      Iran’s atomic matters of the heart

      Heart is not a word that springs to mind when you think of centrifuges spinning enriched uranium. “Scary” or “mushroom...

    1. January 5, 2015

      Iran’s Rouhani takes on the regime’s hardliners

      Since the Iranian revolution in 1979, the west has had few political partners in Tehran with whom to do business. But in the...

    2. FT Alphaville

      January 5, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      The euro fell to a nine-year low this morning after Mario Draghi hinted strongly that the ECB will unveil new easing...

    3. January 4, 2015

      Rouhani threatens to hold referendum

      President Hassan Rouhani has threatened to hold an unprecedented referendum in Iran as he warned hardline opponents of a...

    4. December 17, 2014

      Rouhani’s fate is not bound as closely to the nuclear talks as his enemies hope

      On Monday, as officials from Iran and the US met for talks in Geneva, President Hassan Rouhani attended a meeting of central...

    5. December 8, 2014

      Rouhani confronts Iran’s hardliners on corruption

      Iran’s president on Monday launched a strongly-worded attack on his hardline political rivals, warning that widespread...

    6. December 7, 2014

      Iran budget not hit by fall in oil price, says Hassan Rouhani

      Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, has unveiled spending cuts and tax rises in next year’s $93.6bn budget as Tehran...

    7. November 24, 2014

      John Kerry appeals for patience as Iran talks extended by seven months

      John Kerry, US secretary of state, said diplomatic efforts to curb Iran’s nuclear programme had “earned the benefit of the...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      November 18, 2014

      Iranian parliamentary line

      Vahid Salemi/AP A group of female spectators leaves as another group listen to a debate at the Iranian parliament on a vote...

    9. October 30, 2014

      Acid attacks on women spread fear in Iran

      The failure of Iranian authorities to identify those responsible for a spate of acid attacks against women has raised fears...

    10. October 25, 2014

      Iran hangs woman convicted of killing alleged rapist

      DUBAI, October 25 – A 26-year-old Iranian woman convicted of murdering a man she accused of trying to rape her as a teenager...

    11. October 22, 2014

      Women targeted in latest round of Iran’s power struggle

      Women are the latest target in an increasingly bitter power struggle between Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president, and his...

    12. October 22, 2014

      Iranians struggle with cost of living

      Hassan Rouhani likes to compare Iran’s galloping inflation rate to a wild horse, while reassuring long-suffering citizens...

    13. October 16, 2014

      Business chiefs look to future Iran opportunities

      When Iran’s business elite and foreign entrepreneurs gathered in London to lay the ground for the day international...

    14. September 28, 2014

      Obama’s Faustian pact with the Saudis

      You go to war with the allies you have, not the ones you wish for, to paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld. President Barack Obama’s...

    15. September 25, 2014

      Rouhani charm offensive at UN fails to impress Iran’s hardliners

      Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s charm offensive at the UN this week has raised the hopes of pro-reform politicians and...

    16. September 24, 2014

      David Cameron and Hassan Rouhani meet in UN amid signs of thaw

      British prime minister David Cameron on Wednesday met Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, the first such encounter...

    17. September 23, 2014

      UK builds backing for British military action on Isis

      Britain has welcomed the overnight strikes on Islamist militants in Syria with David Cameron, prime minister, due to meet US...

    18. September 8, 2014

      Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei has prostate surgery

      Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader and ultimate decision maker, underwent prostate surgery on Monday, according...

    19. September 2, 2014

      Iran’s hardliners ready to exploit corruption trial

      For more than three decades, the family of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iran’s former conservative president, has been seen by...

    20. August 20, 2014

      Blow to Rouhani as Iran hardliners impeach reformist minister

      Hardline politicians in Iran struck a blow to centrist president Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday by impeaching his minister of...

    21. August 14, 2014

      Iranians back Rouhani’s efforts to tackle legacy of sanctions

      When Hassan Rouhani was sworn in as Iran’s president this time last year, he pledged to pursue detente with the...

    22. August 13, 2014

      Iraq’s Sunnis split on prime ministerial nominee

      The man photographed kissing the hand of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani bears little resemblance to Iraq’s new prime...

    23. August 10, 2014

      Iranian passenger aircraft crashes in Tehran

      An Iranian passenger aircraft flying from Tehran crashed immediately after taking off, killing most of the passengers and...

    24. June 18, 2014

      ‘Shia Panic’: a buddy movie set in Iraq

      The crisis in Iraq is spurring talk of a new collaboration between Iran and the US, as the two longtime foes find a common...

    25. June 17, 2014

      Iraq crisis: US and Iran tread carefully to find solution

      Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, the George W Bush administration received an offer of help from a surprising source –...

    26. June 16, 2014

      US rules out military co-operation with Iran over Sunni rebels

      The US on Monday held informal discussions with Iran about the crisis in Iraq but ruled out military co-operation to push...

    27. June 9, 2014

      Rouhani’s visit to Ankara lifts hopes for Turkey-Iran thaw

      Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani arrived in Turkey on Monday on a high-profile trip he hailed as a turning point –...

    28. June 2, 2014

      IAEA warns of unanswered questions ahead of Iran nuclear talks

      Questions about Iranian atomic military research will not be answered by the July 20 deadline international powers have set...

    29. June 2, 2014

      Iran sees Assad poll as victory over regional rivals

      For Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, the certain victory of Bashar al-Assad in a presidential election on Tuesday is a...

    30. May 30, 2014

      Iran hampered over release of frozen oil revenues, says official

      Iran has been unable to access most of the $4.2bn worth of frozen oil revenues meant to be released under the interim...

    31. May 24, 2014

      Iran hangs businessman involved in a high-profile corruption case

      Iran has executed a businessman who was involved in a high-profile fraud case linked to former president Mahmoud...

    32. May 23, 2014

      Iran hardliners crack down on social media after ‘Happy’ video

      It is an old tactic: whenever pro-reform forces are in power in Iran, conservatives play up the spectre of a “cultural...

    33. The World

      May 21, 2014

      Not so Happy in Tehran

      Happiness is a threat in the Islamic Republic, especially to conspiracy-minded hardliners. Since these fundamentalists lost...

    34. May 20, 2014

      China reinvigorates regional clubs to counter US power

      Until a few days ago, most western diplomats in Beijing had never heard of a minor regional security conference established...

    35. May 16, 2014

      Human rights set aside while Rouhani seeks Iran nuclear agreement

      Elaheh Mojaradi spends most Mondays completing the lengthy paperwork required by Tehran’s notorious Evin prison for a...

    36. May 5, 2014

      Iran’s hardliners step up attacks on Rouhani over nuclear talks

      Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency began a two-day trip to Tehran on Monday as Iran’s hardliners...

    37. April 25, 2014

      Defiant Iranians take action to beat Rouhani’s fuel price rises

      Fuel prices in Iran jumped by up to 42 per cent on Friday in the latest of a series of measures taken by the centrist...

    38. April 22, 2014

      Iranian women’s rights remain hostage to political infighting

      In the female-only carriage of Tehran underground, about half a dozen women peddlers elbow their way through the crowd...

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