Middle East

8th Nov, 2016Zahra Ahmadipour to head Tourism Division

President Hassan Rohani has appointed Zahra Ahmadipour as a Vice-President and Head of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Ministry, a Cabinet appointment. Zahra Ahmadipour (56) was, before her appointment, Director […] more ->

2nd Nov, 2016Parliament approves three new Ministers

Iran’s parliament has approved three ministers proposed by President Hassan Rouhani last week. The three new ministers are: Salehi Amiri; Minster of Culture and Islamic Guidance Danesh Ashtiyani; Minister of […] more ->

19th Oct, 2016Two Ministers resign

The FARS news agency in Iran has reported that two ministers have resigned their portfolios. Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Mahmoud Goudarzi along with Minister of Culture and Islamic […] more ->

1st May, 2016Moderates win the day in Iranian elections

So called moderates have won the general election second round which took place on Friday. The moderates took 38 of 69 seats up for election in the second round to […] more ->

29th Apr, 2016General election second round today

Up to 17 million Iranian voters in 69 seats across 21 provinces go to the polls for a second time today to complete the election of the 290 seat parliament […] more ->

29th Feb, 2016Moderates make gains in Iran's general election

Partial results in Iran’s general election suggest that the moderates have done well over the conservatives. The alliance supporting President Hassan Rouhani, the Pervasive Coalition of Reformists (also known as […] more ->

26th Feb, 2016General election today

Elections are taking place today for the 290 seats in Iran’s Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majles-e Showrā-ye Eslāmī or parliament) and the Assembly of Experts, a Constitutional body that appoints the […] more ->

29th Jan, 2016Iranian President embarks on trade offensive

Now that sanctions against Iran are starting to be removed Iranian President has engaged in a flurry of visits to open up trade with key partners. In the past week […] more ->

16th Jul, 2015Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

Iran and the E3/EU+3 (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States, with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security […] more ->

8th Apr, 2015Nuclear deal and beyond

Iran and the P5+1 agreed last week a deal on the use of nuclear power in Iran for peaceful purposes only. The full text of the P5+1 statement is given […] more ->