US kills Iran general Qassem Suleimani in strike ordered by Trump

Tehran vows revenge after drone in Iraq used to assassinate top military leader

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World Cup 2018: England drawn with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama – live!

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Iranian President Rouhani re-elected

Iranians have emphatically re-elected President Hassan Rouhani, throwing down a challenge to the conservative clergy that still holds ultimate sway. State television congratulated Rouhani on his victory. The architect of Iran’s still-fragile detente with the West, led with 58.6 percent of the vote, compared with 39.8 percent for his main challenger, hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi, according to near-complete results broadcast…

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Iran female bodybuilder arrested for un-Islamic photos

An Iranian bodybuilder has been arrested for publishing revealing photos of herself on social media, the judiciary’s news agency reported on Wednesday. “One of the female bodybuilders who recently published nude photographs on social networks has been arrested,” the agency said. In Iran, “nude” can refer to any woman who is not wearing a headscarf or revealing parts of her…

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Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani dies at 82

Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died on Sunday at the age of 82, according to state media. Rafsanjani, who served as president from 1989 to 1997, was taken to hospital in Tehran with heart problems, the ISNA and Fars news agencies reported. Tasnim news agency also quoted his relative and aide Hossein Marashi as saying that the former president…

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