For outsiders, all Shia groups know just one master, Iran, a Shia-majority country. But recent escalations between the two Shia groups disprove that understanding.
Iran's use of the George Floyd protests to hit back at American exceptionalism could reap dividends.
Iran has a longterm ideological and military aim that doesn't require the Syrian regime to reform, or redeem itself.
Four decades of mistrust between Tehran and Washington isn’t likely to end soon. But it can be managed if mutual diplomacy prevails.
"We will support and assist any nation or any group anywhere who opposes and fights the Zionist regime," Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says ahead of Quds (Jerusalem) Day.
New claims surrounding the death of a prominent Hezbollah commander shed light on the shifting ground realities in Syria and the region.
Accusations of biological aggression is distracting the region from working together to defeat Covid-19.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country's supreme leader, told Iranians to "disappoint the enemy" by voting in Friday's parliamentary election, which comes during one of the most testing periods for Iran since the ouster of the pro-US shah in 1979.
The Iranian Guardian Council disqualified thousands of candidates, including reformists and conservatives, for parliamentary elections with low turnout expected.
The downing of the Ukrainian airliner, a harsh crackdown on protests and a drastic vetting system could mean Iranians stay home in large numbers on election day.
Protesters, with students at the forefront, have staged daily rallies in the country after the government admitted they shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed all 176 aboard. Some protests have been met with a violent crackdown.
Qasem Soleimani's less charismatic replacement won't change Iran's regional policies, but we might witness an expansion.
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