Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi declared the end of the protracted reign of the Islamic State in the country on Thursday.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei bashed attacks at Bahrain, Kashmir and Yemen that occurred during the holy month of Ramadan, saying that the Muslim world must "express their disdain against the oppressors."
Iranian authorities have rounded up at least 50 people suspected of links to militant groups in a western province, a prosecutor said on Sunday, the latest in a wave of arrests following twin bomb and gun attacks in Tehran in early June.
Iranian leaders accused the United States and Saudi Arabia of supporting the Islamic State-claimed dual attacks that killed 17 people in Tehran this week, as thousands of Iranians attended a funeral ceremony for the victims.
Tehran attacks were 'fire crackers': Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismisses Islamic State terror strikes
Iran's supreme leader shrugged off attacks on Wednesday by gunmen and suicide bombers in Tehran that killed 13 people as US president Donald Trump warned the nation was reaping what it sowed.
At the heart of Iran's complex power-sharing government created after its 1979 Islamic Revolution is the supreme leader, a position now held by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
President Hassan Rouhani, who won re-election, has spent three decades at the heart of Iran's revolutionary establishment but still faces opposition from hardliners for trying to rebuild ties with the West.
Iran's polls finally closed after Friday's election was extended to cope with the large numbers turning out to give their verdict on President Hassan Rouhani and his troubled efforts to rebuild international ties and kickstart the struggling economy.
Iranians are voting Friday for the next president of the Islamic Republic, but how does that elected leader fit into the country's clerically managed government that approves candidates ultimately overseen by its supreme leader?
Tehran: Polls opened in Iran with voters set to give their verdict on president Hassan Rouhani's policy of opening up to the world and efforts to rebuild the stagnant economy. He faces stiff competition from hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi, 56, who has positioned himself as a defender of the poor and called for a much tougher line with the West.
Polls opened in Iran on Friday, with voters set to give their verdict on President Hassan Rouhani's policy of opening up to the world and efforts to rebuild the stagnant economy
On Friday, Iran goes to the polls to pick their next president. History favours incumbent president Hassan Rouhani—every Iranian president since 1981 has won re-election—but there are signs of trouble on the horizon.
The consequences of Hassan Rouhani's decision to open up Iran and secure a historic nuclear deal in exchange for relief from sanctions will play out in the upcoming Iran elections
Iran Election 2017: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warns against violence during polls, says troublemakers will be 'slapped'
Iran's supreme leader warned today that anyone trying to foment unrest around the upcoming presidential election "will definitely be slapped in the face" a sign authorities want to avoid a repetition of the violence that followed the country's disputed 2009 poll.
Iran will never coordinate with the United States in Syria and other regional conflicts, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said.
Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei said Tehran had no intention of cooperating on regional issues with its main enemies, the United States and "evil" Britain.
Ahead of his maiden visit to energy-rich Iran, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said enhancing connectivity, trade, investment and energy partnership will be his priority with the post-sanction Persian Gulf nation.
US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said he would not call Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei the "Supreme Leader," he would rather say 'Hey baby, how ya doing?'
Iran on Wednesday said that it will boycott next week's Frankfurt Book Fair after organisers invited the controversial author Salman Rushdie, whom Iranian scholars said should be killed, as a guest speaker.
Saudi and Iranian health ministers have agreed to repatriate Iranian pilgrims killed in last week's Hajj stampede, Saudi state media said, after Tehran threatened a "fierce" response over delays.