The Houthis are not mere Iranian proxies in the war. Their support for the Palestinians is also aimed at garnering domestic and international support for the group’s position in Yemen.
Iranian women are still pressing for women’s rights and equality, just in quieter forms, including not wearing mandatory hair covers. Imprisoned activists are also leaking messages to others.
Narges Mohammadi is being denied treatment for serious heart and lung issues.
Some of the best analysis from our coverage of the war in Gaza.
While Iran is wary of entering into direct war with Israel, Tehran has been lending support to Yemen’s Houthis, Irak’s Shia militias as well as the Lebanese Hezbollah.
As Israel prepares for a land invasion of Gaza, tensions are rising in the region between Iran and the US.
Iran’s direct entry in the Israel-Hamas war could have military and political repercussions that would prove too risky for the ruling regime.
Iran’s long-term strategy includes eradicating Israel and driving a wedge between Israel and its regional neighbors. So far, the war seems to be accomplishing that goal.
Hezbollah’s full involvement in the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict would likely open up a regional war.
New Zealand must be even-handed in its response to the catastrophe unfolding in Israel and Gaza, while still trying to keep hope of peace alive.
Is the much-heralded Israel-Saudi peace deal now dead? And how is Iran likely to respond? An expert in Middle Eastern politics explains
The Al-Aqsa mosque, a flashpoint in Hamas’ recent assault against Israel, hosts daily prayers and Friday gatherings. It lies adjacent to important Jewish and Christian religious locales.
The Palestinian fighters who launched deadly attacks into Israel on Oct. 7 are not Iranian puppets – but they are doing the work Iran wants done.
Israelis will consider it critically important to reclaim their country’s military deterrence capabilities against Hamas, which may necessitate a military takeover of Gaza.
Narges Mohammadi is the second Iranian woman, after Shirin Ebadi, to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She remains locked up in Evin, Iran’s most notorious prison for political detainees.
The Nobel peace prize committee noted that awards in recent years highlight pressure on democracy which they say is in decline around the world.
The Nobel prize committee said Narges Mohammadi represented the struggle of many thousands of brave women fighting for their rights.
In our new research we examined popular music videos which drew on historical myths and contemporary clergymen to mobilise Iraq’s Shia population to fight the Islamic State.
Post-9/11 international cooperation on weapons proliferation is giving way to a fractured regime dominated by ideology.
The continuing unrest in Iran — and the brave women who have led the charge for decades — isn’t just about freeing women, it’s about restoring human rights for all Iranians.