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President Assad vaingloriously promises to recover every inch of Syria — but him and whose army?
Packed performances reveal atmosphere of cultural and social openness under President Rouhani
How creative electioneering from a popular politician helped reformists storm back into parliament
The coalition should be better placed to enact the economic reforms the country desperately needs
Early results show Rouhani and moderates gaining upper hand
Elections are first indication of public sentiment on centrist president
The leadership has a preference for the Chinese model: open up the economy but not the politics
New laws for non-governmental organisations set to cement fresh approach to civil society
Embracing Hassan Rohani too warmly could hinder nuclear negotiations, writes Martin Indyk
Iran’s conservative former president to challenge Islamic regime
Fears former presidents would be used to legitimise the vote
Iran’s regime is beginning to look brittle, writes David Gardner
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