In Iran, some are chasing the last drops of water

Summer has come to Sistan and Baluchistan province, an impoverished fragment of chapped earth and shimmering heat in Iran’s southeast corner, and all people there can talk about is how to get water.

The tangled web of a failed terror plot

One of the two Pakistani nationals arrested for planning to bomb a Jewish restaurant in central Athens, which doubled as a cultural and religious center, has already admitted his part in the plan, Kathimerini understands.

Moscow to host Syria, Turkey, Iran, Russia meeting

The deputy foreign ministers of Syria, Turkey, Iran and Russia will meet in April in Moscow, Turkish and Iranian officials said on Tuesday, building on contacts between Ankara and Damascus after years of hostilities during the Syrian war.

EU summons Iran ambassador to voice outrage at executions

The European Union summoned Iran’s ambassador to the bloc on Monday and told him it was appalled by the executions at the weekend of two Iranians arrested in the course of a violent crackdown on anti-government protesters in the country.

Two seized Greek tankers still held captive in Iran

More than five months after Iranian soldiers captured the Greek-owned tankers Prudent Warrior and Delta Poseidon in the Persian Gulf, in retaliation for the Greek authorities’ seizure, at the request of the US, of Iranian tanker Lana, the two ships remain under the watch of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards at Bandar Abbas port.

Drones embody an Iran-Russia alliance built on hostility to the US

The Iranian-made drones that Russia sent Monday to divebomb Ukraine’s capital delivered the most emphatic proof yet that Tehran has become a rare, increasingly close ally to the Kremlin, offering both weapons and international support that Russia sorely lacks.

Hijab and freedom

Last weekend, I watched the last episode of “Tehran,” produced by Apple TV. It is an excellent spy series with action, tension and many twists and turns that, despite its title, was not shot in Tehran, but in Athens.