Topic: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Woman buying a bag of bread in Iran (photo: Vahid Salemi/AP/picture-alliance)

Protests in Iran

Spiralling food prices fuel unrest

Vladimir Putin hosts Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi in the Kremlin, January 2022 (photo: picture-alliance)

Ukraine war

Iran – at Putin's beck and call?

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran, November 2015 (source: YouTube screenshot)

War in Ukraine

Iran's conflict of interests

People working in a factory in the city of Qazvin, Iran (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/A. Taherkenareh)

Iranian economy

The causes of Iran's economic woes

Visiting Tehran: a Taliban delegation led by Abdul Ghani Baradar (centre left) to Iran's then Foreign Minister Jawad Sarif, 31 January 2021 (photo: TASNIM NEWS / AFP)

Afghanistan and Iran

Can Iran be friends with the Taliban?

A woman holds a picture of Iran's newly-elected president Ebrahim Raisi as supporters celebrate his victory in Imam Hussein square in the capital Tehran on 19 June 2021 (photo: Atta Kenare /AFP/Getty Images)

Raisi inherits an ancient civilisation

The striking continuity of Iran – Persia unchanged?

 20 March 2021, Tehran: Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivering a televised Persian New Year message to the nation (photo: © Iranian Supreme Leader's Office/ZUMA Wire)

Elections in Iran

Khamenei shuts down opposition ahead of upcoming ballot

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: Reuters/PPO/M.Cetinmuhurdar)

How much longer till Turkey's elections?

President under pressure – Erdogan's popularity nosedive

The seven presidential candidates approved by Iran's Council of Guardians, on the far right Ebrahim Raisi, favourite to win

Iran's 2021 presidential elections

Iran's elite politicians ignore the burning social issues

Ebrahim Raisi (photo: yjc)

Iran’s presidential race: Who is ultra-conservative favourite Ebrahim Raisi?

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif (photo: FARS/M. Bolourian)

Power politics in Iran

Fallout from Mohammed Javad Zarif's political bombshell

Photo montage of Pope Francis and Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani (photo: Gregorio Borgia/dpa/picture-alliance; dpa/picture-alliance)

The politics of the Pope in Iraq

Pope Francis and Ayatollah al-Sistani, meeting in faith

Faezeh Hashemi, daughter of former Iranian president, Rafsanjani (photo: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Iranian Faezeh Hashemi, Rafsanjani's daughter, speaks out

Will the Islamic Republic ever get a female president?

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