A new modern art exhibition in Tehran is being promoted as a bracing act of cultural diplomacy. But we should look a little deeper.
Muslims everywhere were offended and psychologically shocked by the president-elect’s views. But Syria and Egypt think they can benefit from a Trump presidency.
From Iran and the relationship with Russia to global trade, many questions remain on how Donald Trump will shape his foreign policy.
With a $1 trillion modernisation programme signed off and atomic scientists deeply worried about the future, American policy on nuclear weapons is pretty much business as usual.
Scary moments with a wider social message.
World powers including Russia, the US and Turkey all have a stake in the Syrian conflict – but the networks they rely on for influence are constantly in flux.
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.
Cooperation between Tehran and Moscow is strictly limited to Syria.
Shahram Amiri is one of 250 people executed this year despite President Rouhani's efforts to improve his country's human right's record.
The director who put Iranian cinema on the map, but whose work spoke beyond nationalities and borders.
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.
Cosmetic surgery booms are happening around the world. Here are some key augmentations.
The Iranian president will finally get a parliament that backs his reforms. But much still stands in his way.
Escalating clashes between herders and farmers in Nigeria threaten the country's national and food security. A response based on innovation, sustainability and political will is urgently needed.
The most difficult aspect of trade in "post-sanctions" Tehran, is how to navigate the sanctions still in place.
The rise of Islamic State and its declaration of the caliphate can be read as part of a wider story that has unfolded since the formation of modern nation states in the Muslim world.
Every time Iran has an election, its minority groups are suddenly the centre of attention – and then they're quickly forgotten again.
Two of Iran's more moderate political factions have joined together to make sure they're not shut out of parliament.
The openness of the Internet gives an advantage to attackers – but what constitutes an act of war in the electronic world?
Geopolitics – from the US to Syria to Iran – are at the heart of Saudi Arabia and Russia's decision to freeze oil production at January levels.