Iran has threatened to shut down this narrow seaway. Here's why that could be a big deal.
Recent protests in Tehran's Grand Bazaar are part of a long reform movement, not a new revolution.
Yemen's civil war is a stew of local and foreign interests, from Washington, Saudi Arabia to Iran. And the latest battle may cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians, if not millions.
The Iranian government reacted to a nationwide truck drivers' strike with unprecedented restraint, apparently fearful a crackdown might provoke a Trump intervention.
The recent parliamentary election in Iraqi may have been the most transformative of the post-Saddam era, a pollster from Baghdad and an American academic explain.
Australia's recently announced review of its national fuel stockpiles is timely indeed. The country is almost totally reliant on oil being shipped through some of the world's most contested regions.
The last thing the Middle East needs is another open conflict between two massive military powers. Fortunately, they both seem to agree.
Why this art form is rather more than just biff, bang pow.
The Iran nuclear deal will struggle to survive the damage done when Trump pulled the US out on May 8. So will US-Europe relations.
Just as Iran's centre ground was collapsing under political pressure, Donald Trump offered the hardliners a gift.
President Donald Trump's move to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal has been met with dismay by the Europeans. But could his high-stakes gambit actually work in getting a better deal?
A recent skirmish between Iran and Israel put the spotlight back on one of the most sensitive territories in the world.
Hugely divisive and controversial at home, Avigdor Lieberman is both an outspoken hawk and a political opportunist.
It largely depends on whether Europe will decide to ignore (and pay the price for) US sanctions.
Does the work of the international agency responsible for verifying whether Iran was in compliance with the deal matter to the US?
Reformists are calling for the emancipation of religion from a state that's seen to exploit Islam for purposes of political power. This remains the most formidable challenge to Iran’s ruling clergy.
Ever since the shocking spectacle of the Iranian Revolution and hostage crisis, American conservatives have reserved a special disdain for the Islamic Republic.
Trump's announcement confirms he is no longer listening to moderate voices in his administration when it comes to dealings with Tehran
Iran is a dangerous mischief-maker in the Middle East – but scrapping the nuclear deal will probably make things worse.
A mummy unearthed during construction in Iran may be the body of a former shah. For the Islamic regime, the discovery is an unwelcome reminder of Iran's secular past. For protesters, it holds promise.