Iran claims to have downed Israeli drone

Tehran alleges aircraft trying to spy on Natanz nuclear facility

C6AEKP Dried riverbed of Zayandeh river with Khaju Bridge in background, Isfahan Iran.
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Iran: Dried out

Poor planning, populist policies and drought have contributed to a critical water shortage

Iran hardliners impeach reformist minister

Rouhani power struggle with Islamic regime intensifies

Isis: Armed and dangerous

Although US air strikes have stalled the jihadi group, there is no consensus on how to beat it

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Demons tormenting the Middle East

Obama’s idea of a self-regulating balance of power has dissolved in an acid cocktail

Iranian aircraft crashes in Tehran

Plane hits wall on take off, killing 39 on board and injuring nine

Iraq violence stirs Iranian war memories

Sunni insurgency against Tehran’s Shia allies raises fears

Iran nuclear talks are extended

Move comes as ‘significant gaps’ remain on some core issues

Obama set to extend Iran nuclear talks

Cites ‘real progress’ as six-month deadline nears

Kerry warns of ‘real gaps’ in Iran talks

Statement comes amid looming deadline in nuclear negotiations

Realism is needed for Iran’s nuclear crisis

Tehran is being asked to make big concessions in exchange for looser sanctions in 20 years

Iran’s businesses fear more uncertainty

Elite Iranian pilot killed in Iraq

Revolutionary Guards colonel was in action

Iran nuclear negotiations resume

Talks over the number of centrifuges will be a central focus

Tehran courts UAE as mood brightens

A comprehensive nuclear deal with leading powers could end sanctions and boost trade and investment

Iraq makes awkward allies of US enemies

Trader who tapped Tehran to power China

Yang Qinglong, energy broker, 1951-2014

Iran-Saudi proxy war heats up in Iraq

Middle East: Falling to pieces

It is imperative that rivals unite in the face of an Isis threat to the state of Iraq

‘Shia Panic’: a buddy movie set in Iraq

They were enemies until Isis came along and threatened everything. Then they were friends