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  • Iran general steps out of Soleimani’s shadow to lead Quds Force

    A new Iranian general has stepped out of the shadows to lead the country's expeditionary Quds Force, becoming responsible for Tehran's proxies across the Middle East as the Islamic Republic threatens the US with "harsh

  • Donald Trump says 52 targets are lined up if Iran retaliates

    US President Donald Trump has issued a stark warning to Iran, threatening to hit dozens of targets "very fast and very hard" if it retaliates for the killing of the head of General Qassem Soleimani. The series of tweets came as the

  • US kills Iran’s most senior general in Baghdad airstrike

    The United States killed Iran's top general and the architect of Tehran's proxy wars in the Middle East in an airstrike at Baghdad's international airport on Friday, an attack that threatens to dramatically increase tensions in the

  • British-Australian still held in Iran while couple released, official says

    A British-Australian academic is still being held in Iran while another British-Australian woman and her Australian boyfriend have been released from detention, an official has said. Australian foreign minister Marise Payne told reporters that it

  • Donald Trump orders new sanctions against Iran’s supreme leader and associates

    Donald Trump has signed an executive order targeting Iran's supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions as the US discourages Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and supporting militant groups. The sanctions follow

  • US blames Iran for attacks on two tankers near Persian Gulf

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States government blames Iran for attacks on two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf. A US assessment of Iran's responsibility, which forced the evacuation of the crews in international

  • Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe granted UK ‘diplomatic protection’

    Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has agreed Britain will accord "diplomatic protection" to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian mother held in Iran where she is accused of spying. Mr Hunt said he had decided to invoke the rarely

  • Gigantic holes form in Iran due to excessive water pumping

    Gigantic holes in Iran were not caused by missiles or meteors, but are the result of land sinking due to excessive water pumping. Authorities say some sinkholes formed in western Iran are as deep as 60 metres. Amir Shemshaki, Director General of

  • Meghan Markle pens powerful essay about periods and equality

    Meghan Markle is no woman to shy away from bringing up issues about equality and identity, as she opened up about being a biracial actress in a piece in December last year. In an article titled ‘How Periods Affect Potential’, the actress talks about the stigma girls and women face in developing countries simply for having their periods.

  • We chat to adventure motorcyclist Lois Pryce about her 'Revolutionary Ride' across Iran

    She's travelled the world, conquering Africa, the Americas and innumerous countries in between on everything from a Yamaha trail bike to a classic sidecar unit. But it was Lois Pryce's most recent journey that proved the real

  • Truck driver smashes multiple cars after driving wrong way down street

    A truck driver in Iran caused carnage after driving the wrong way down a one-way street. Shocking footage captured on CCTV shows the driver going on the rampage as passers-by attempt to stop him causing more

  • Iran: Why you need to visit now

    Recently dubbed the 'must-visit' holiday destination of the moment, Iran serves up fascinating cities, a history of empire dating back to 1000 BC and legendary architecture that astounds visitors. The country has received its fair share

  • Instagram Models Arrested in Iran for Emulating Kim Kardashian

    Eight people with ties to the fashion industry were recently arrested in Iran. A government surveillance project is reportedly pursuing 29 criminal cases.

  • For Women in Iran, Exposing Hair is a ‘Stealthy Freedom’ Movement

    2010s beauty look from Cut.com’s “100 Years of Beauty” Iran video. (Source: Cut.com) Since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, women in Iran have been mandated by law to wear loose clothing, known as the hijab, covering the head and neck and concealing the hair. But there is a movement called “My Stealthy Freedom,” currently with over 900,000 Facebook fans, that encourages women to post photographs of themselves in public without the headcover. The campaign was founded by Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad, who is currently based in New York City.

  • Is Iran the top holiday destination for 2016?

    Iran is preparing for a "tsunami" of foreign tourists as Western countries lift sanctions in return for curbs on its nuclear program. The country is home to ancient sites, fascinating cities and magnificent Islamic architecture.

  • Fleecy Riders: Goats hitch a lift on motorcycle

    In certain parts of the world, where road laws are relaxed and police turn a bind eye to most motoring misdemeanours, it is possible witness all manner of things transported by

  • Oil prices fall after nuclear deal

    Oil prices have fallen as the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers made it more likely that the sanctions choking Iranian oil exports would eventually be lifted. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, was down 2.43 dollars

  • Revealed! Ten countries it's virtually impossible to go to

    Getting a travel visa can be one of the most lengthy and off-putting processes of the journey which often makes Europe more desirable for a holiday. But if, like us, you get the itch to travel to far-flung destinations, it's worth the

  • Top Gear takes Iran by storm

    It seems Jezza and Co. can't stop winning fans, even in the most unlikely places. Now shown in 214 territories and dubbed into eight languages, Top Gear, along with its presenters are household names across the world, including Iran, a

  • Bank boss says sorry for Iran claim

    Standard Chartered chairman Sir John Peace has made a humbling apology for wrongly claiming the bank had "no wilful" intention to breach US sanctions with Iran. In an astonishing statement, Sir John admitted comments made in a press