Iran

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‘Torturous’: Australian family fights to free refugee held for eight years without charge
Loghman Sawari was 17 when he was placed in a men-only centre on Manus Island. Nearly a decade on, and another child refugee wants to know why he’s still in detention

Ben Doherty

19, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Three countries, eight years: one refugee’s nightmare odyssey through Australia’s detention system
From Christmas Island, to Manus, Port Moresby, Fiji and now Brisbane, 25-year-old Loghman Sawari still waits for the one thing he craves: freedom

Ben Doherty

16, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Afghans flee to eastern Turkey as Taliban takes control amid chaos
Some pay smugglers to take them to Istanbul as withdrawal of US troops rekindles fears of civil war

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul and Ruşen Takva in Van

16, Jul, 2021 @12:50 PM

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Iran ‘spies’ charged in plot to kidnap US journalist and speed her to Venezuela
Quartet allegedly explored ways to take Masih Alinejad away in speedboat in scheme like ‘far-fetched movie plot’, FBI says

Julian Borger in Washington

14, Jul, 2021 @1:14 PM

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A Hero review – Asghar Farhadi’s realist tale is just too messy and unsatisfactory
Plot holes trip up the Iranian director’s drama of a slippery man’s desperate efforts to trick his way out of debtors’ prison

Peter Bradshaw

13, Jul, 2021 @3:50 PM

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‘Cyber-attack’ hits Iran’s transport ministry and railways
Message boards in train stations show cancellations though rail operator denies disruptions

Staff and agencies

11, Jul, 2021 @12:51 AM

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Huawei finance chief faces setback in fight against US extradition
Vancouver judge denies bid by Meng Wanzhou to add over 300 HSBC documents to her legal battle

Staff and agencies in Vancouver

09, Jul, 2021 @10:58 PM

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Iran and Russia move to fill diplomatic vacuum in Afghanistan
Iranian foreign minister meets Taliban negotiators in Tehran, while Turkey offers troops to protect Kabul airport

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

09, Jul, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Shahrzad Mozafar: Iran’s female futsal trailblazer who defied the odds
Story of how a sport-crazy girl led her country to futsal glory and became a role model is told in this extract from a new book

Jamie Fahey

03, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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US must guarantee it will not leave nuclear deal again, says Iran
Tehran’s insistence signals that issue is still a serious obstacle after three months of talks in Vienna

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

30, Jun, 2021 @7:09 PM

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Iran’s next president should face justice for his role in mass executions in the 1980s | Geoffrey Robertson
Ebrahim Raisi sat on a committee that approved the deaths of thousands of dissidents, says Geoffrey Robertson QC

Geoffrey Robertson

30, Jun, 2021 @12:02 PM

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Iran’s supreme leader gets first dose of homegrown vaccine as Covid plans falter
Queues for any jab grow with only 2% of Iranians vaccinated and fifth wave breaking

Patrick Wintour

25, Jun, 2021 @4:37 PM

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