Iran and Russia restate support for Assad

Putin visits Tehran for first time in eight years

LATTAKIA, SYRIA - SEPTEMBER 28 : Syrian opponents stage a missile attack against Hemeimeem military airport which is currently used by Russian military in Lattakia, Syria on September 28, 2015. (Photo by Ali Hafawi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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Iran and Russia turn ‘frenemies’ in Syria

Former foes have common short-term interests but divergent long-term goals

How to disown ‘Islamist’ terrorism

We should hope that Isis will not be a permanent feature, writes HA Hellyer

Russia to sell S-300 missiles to Iran

Israel and Gulf countries unlikely to welcome the sale

Iran hardliners send anti-US message

Thousands converge on Tehran to denounce America and nuclear deal

Iran plans to open up to western suitors

Islamic Republic prepares for a game of manners in its post-sanctions era

Iranian traders hope for carpets lift-off

Nuclear deal raises expectations of business rebound in US

Syria talks seek ‘course out of hell’

Most nations involved see need for Assad to stay on for while

Iran to join Syria summit in Vienna

Diplomatic breakthrough as Tehran agrees to join formal discussion on conflict

Iran eyes Iraq trade decades after war

Islamic republic hopes to position itself as gateway for region

The fading of an ageing world order

Western nations are standing back from the global stage

Brennan suggested Powell as envoy to Iran

CIA head pushed for engagement before taking role at spy agency, according to WikiLeaks

Iran central banker hails ‘new outlook’

Arrival of international investment ‘will transform economy’

Iran seeks 20% stake in oil ventures

Mehdi Hosseini said this was a minimum after sanctions lifted

Iran’s Russian alliance may be shortlived

United support for Assad undermined by strategic differences

Europe and Asia oil groups target Iran

Industry executives gather in Tehran to make up for lost 35 years

Iran promises pre-sanctions oil output

Minister says levels can get back to 3.4m b/d within 7 months

Japan Tobacco buys Iranian cigarette rival

Deal comes as economy is expected to open up after nuclear deal

Obama’s painful Afghan journey

President’s policies will be seen as confused but well-meant

Iran’s parliament backs nuclear deal

Vote follows Obama’s success in quelling US congressional opposition