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      Iran gears up for post-sanctions optimism

      By Christopher de Bellaigue, Trusted Sources The prospects for an Iranian economic revival and new opportunities for foreign...

    2. June 22, 2015

      Hotel groups eye Iran tourism potential as sanctions deal nears

      In the years before the Islamic revolution in 1979, Tehran’s luxurious hotels were visited by stars such as Elizabeth Taylor...

    1. June 13, 2015

      Rouhani prepares Iranians for delay in lifting of sanctions

      A cash-strapped Iran may have to wait several months for sanctions to be lifted even if it signs a nuclear accord by the...

    2. June 12, 2015

      Censors allow Iran’s book publishers a taste of freedom

      Iran books When Ayatollah Ali Khamenei visited avant-garde publishing houses at a book fair last month, it was the signal...

    3. June 1, 2015

      Iran’s taxi drivers reel from end to fuel subsidies

      Parked up in the hot streets of Tehran and waiting for customers, Ali, a taxi driver, scoffs at the reason given for the...

    4. May 25, 2015

      Iran’s reformists cautiously optimistic about new parties

      After years of brutal suppression, two new reformist parties have emerged in Iran. But Iranian moderates are torn between...

    5. May 20, 2015

      Iran rules out foreign inspectors at military sites

      Iran will not allow foreigners to inspect sensitive military sites or quiz its nuclear scientists, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,...

    6. May 4, 2015

      Tehran stock exchange prepares for flood of foreign investment

      The Tehran Stock Exchange has not received foreign investment for several years because of sanctions over Iran’s nuclear...

    7. April 21, 2015

      Iran charges Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian with spying

      The Iranian authorities have charged Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post’s correspondent in Tehran, with espionage for...

    8. April 10, 2015

      Iranians temper cynicism with humour as nuclear deal promises change

      Watch out Iranian men, American husbands are coming, reads one widely circulated joke on Iranian social media after the...

    9. April 9, 2015

      Detente will force Iran to compromise with US or collapse

      There is something dispiriting about President Barack Obama’s approach to Iran. The problem is not, as shrill voices in...

    10. April 8, 2015

      Erdogan woos Iranian business while resisting Tehran’s ambitions

      Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, signed several trade agreements with Iran on Tuesday, during a controversial visit...

    11. April 5, 2015

      Khamenei left to wrestle with fallout from Iran’s nuclear deal

      When the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini consented to a 1988 ceasefire in the Iran-Iraq war, he described the painful...

    12. April 3, 2015

      Iran hails ‘first step’ towards new relationship with west

      Iran has heralded a “historic” nuclear deal as just the “first step” towards a new, less hostile relationship with the west...

    13. April 3, 2015

      Iran celebrates yet challenges remain for Rouhani

      Hours after Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani achieved a historic deal even his allies doubted he could deliver, he won his...

    14. April 2, 2015

      Iranians take to streets to celebrate deal

      Residents of Tehran poured into the streets at midnight local time, honking car horns, playing loud music, singing and...

    15. March 31, 2015

      Diplomats struggle to salvage Iran nuclear deal

      Talks to secure a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers have limped on past their scheduled deadline as negotiators try...

    16. March 24, 2015

      Progress in Iran talks puts oil traders on edge

      Talk of progress in the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the world powers has had oil traders on edge. With large...

    17. March 24, 2015

      Q&A: Iran nuclear talks

      The Iran nuclear talks are an international diplomatic effort to permanently restrict Tehran’s ability to build a nuclear...

    18. March 20, 2015

      As nuclear deal looms, Iran considers its heroes

      In a country that reveres its heroes, few can rival Mohammad Mossadegh, the ousted prime minister of Iran. Overthrown in a...

    19. March 19, 2015

      Iran’s Rouhani rolls back on dam projects

      The enormous reservoir at Seymareh can be seen for miles. It took 3,000 workers 17 years to complete the second-biggest dam...

    20. March 10, 2015

      Election of hardliner deals blow to Iran’s Hassan Rouhani

      The body responsible for choosing Iran’s next supreme leader has selected a hardliner as its new chairman in a blow to...

    21. March 6, 2015

      Iran hardliners try to undermine Rouhani as nuclear deal nears

      As hopes grow that Iran may be close to securing a nuclear deal, hardliners in the Islamic republic are trying to undermine...

    22. March 5, 2015

      Economic pressure grows on Iran’s president as nuclear deal nears

      It is unusual for teachers, or any other group, to defy an official ban on protests in Iran. Yet tens of thousands of...

    23. February 9, 2015

      Electricity shortfall drains Rouhani’s growth drive

      Plunging oil prices have already undermined Iran’s fledgling economic recovery. But another energy issue is also holding...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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