The reclusive figure's appearance added symbolic heft to the meeting and to the decisions the group is considering about Afghanistan’s future.
The way the Taliban functions internally remains an enigma despite the fact that the group is now running Afghanistan. This is what we know about the group’s political structure.
The cleric and former chief justice’s inauguration comes as the country struggles to revive a sanctions-hit economy and restart stalled nuclear talks.
Mismanagement of natural resources and poor policymaking and implementation has led to the water shortages — and confrontations — of today.
The Reform Movement is facing the consequences of focusing on securing a place in the political establishment rather than advocating for the civil and political rights their supporters demanded.
Iran's former chief justice Ebrahim Raisi became the country's eighth president after winning a controversial election on Saturday. Rights groups say he was involved in the 1988 mass executions.
Experts argue that a regimented Iran led by a hardliner president might be more confident in dealing with the West.
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran's uranium enrichment level would not be limited to 20 percent; it will be increased to whatever level the country needs.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken told European allies that the US is prepared to talk to Iran about both countries returning to compliance with a 2015 deal that aims to stop Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon.
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.
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