Mammoth crowds mark 40th anniversary of Iran revolution

Thousands of Iranians gather in central Tehran to mark 40 years since the Islamic revolution, a political earthquake that ended millenia of monarchy and still reverberates around the region.

Iran fetes 40 years of Islamic revolution at Khomeini tomb

Thousands of Iranians packed the mausoleum of the Islamic republic’s founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran on Friday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the revolution that overthrew a centuries-old dynasty.

Iranians feeling US sanctions ‘in their bones’

The latest round of US sanctions on Iran’s vital oil industry may have just started but some Iranians say they have already become a basic fact of life.

Iranians rally ahead of fresh US sanctions (2)

Iranians gather in front of the former US embassy in Tehran to mark the anniversary of its takeover in 1979, while a fresh round of US sanctions are set to kick-off on Monday. IMAGES / COMPLETES VID1259053_EN

Iranians find joy in serving pilgrims on road to Karbala

Volunteers offer food to fellow pilgrims as thousands of Iranian Shiite Muslims make their way to the Mehran border point between Iran and Iraq, heading toward the central Iraqi shrine city of Karbala ahead of the Arbaeen religious festival. Arbaeen, which marks the 40th day after Ashura, commemorates the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed’s grandson Imam Hussein.

Stolen ancient artefact returns from US to Iran museum

Iranians visit Tehran’s national museum after a twice-stolen ancient Persian artefact, approximately 25 centuries old, depicting the head of a soldier from a line of Immortal Guards, was returned to Iran following a New York court order. The limestone relief was handed over to Iran’s representative at the United Nations last month and was personally brought back to Iran by President Hassan Rouhani, returning from the UN General Assembly.

Iranians sceptical about Trump wanting to meet with Iran leaders

Iranians in Tehran are sceptical about US President Donald Trump’s will to meet “any time” with Iran’s leaders without preconditions.

Iranians living in Los Angeles divided over Trump, Iran tensions

Iranians living in Los Angeles react to the mounting tensions between US President Donald Trump and Iran.