The Forrests have bold ambitions for their philanthropy – perhaps inviting some cynics to be dismissive of their aims.
The record donation by Twiggy Forrest highlights the rise of more strategic philanthropy, which tries to tackle the root causes of complex problems through collaboration, research and advocacy.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends parliament.
Trump's tough rhetoric is bad news for Iran's moderates.
Economic perceptions may decide Rouhani’s fate.
Vahid Salemi/AP Photo
Rouhani's conservative rivals are exploiting growing pessimism about the economy, increasing the odds that someone more hostile to the West might become Iran's next president.
Anger at Trump’s immigration controls continues to spread.
Trump has pointed the finger at Obama for creating the list of seven countries in his new travel ban.
Syrian children remove rubble Aleppo, Syria.
AP Photo/Hassan Ammar
This roundup from our archives explains some of the major conflicts unfolding in the seven countries singled out by Trump's executive order.
Hard feelings in Tehran.
What the Obama administration achieved with Iran deserves great credit. But can it endure?
Donald Trump promised during his campaign to renegotiate parts of the Iranian nuclear deal.
The repercussions should Donald Trump withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement, are detrimental to Iran’s economy, regional stability and US dealings with Europe and Russia.
Though daunting, the challenge of a Trump presidency is pregnant with possibilities.
The outcome of this election may depend more on what we make of it than on what Trump and his advisers intend. Though daunting, the challenge is pregnant with possibilities.
Rouhani is caught between disappointed reformists and restless conservatives.
Once seen as a diplomatic victory, the nuclear deal of 2015 is now perceived as a failure by conservatives who reject President Rouhani's message of moderation as economic recovery remains elusive.
Made in America.
The tentative Boeing jet deal prompted outrage among Republicans but barely a peep among Iran's own conservatives, despite their aversion to warmer economic ties with the U.S.
Can Rouhani shake his shadow?
The Iranian president will finally get a parliament that backs his reforms. But much still stands in his way.
Europeans who have travelled to Iran, Iraq, Sudan or Syria now need a visa to travel to the US. Why?
Limited centrifuge operations: Iran’s Natanz enrichment facility.
(File photo from 2008.)
How can the international community be sure Iran is living up to its end of the new nuclear deal?
The great diplomat, c'est moi.
"Bibi" spits on the very notion that one can deal with Iran, but now one's been done, he's milking it for all it's worth.
The new era begins in earnest.
The sanctions are being lifted, the economy is opening up – and Tehran's conservatives are furious.
Iran’s Hasan Rouhani is back on the diplomatic trail.
The world's biggest powers have too much invested in bringing Iran in from the cold to let Saudi Arabia create chaos.
Syria and IS may have dominated the news this year, but the Middle East has plenty of other problems on its hands.
Christmas Eve 2015, Paris.
Well Santa has come and gone, at least for the largest proportion of the world’s population. And, as we reach the end of the year, it is inevitably time to review recent trends and the prospects for 2016…
After a missile hit in Damascus.
Why there's a slender -- a very slender -- chance for working out a settlement at upcoming talks in New York.
Obama owes these three a thank you note.
As President Obama writes his thank you notes to Democrats in Congress who helped him pass the accord, he better not forget about his European partners.