Unrest, however, does not appear to have reached Tehran. Government may be in difficulties with its subsidy reform.
Cash-strapped government has, meanwhile, ended subsidies for imported wheat, sparking warnings impact on bread and pasta prices could lead to unrest.
We have all heard the adage that a butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon could affect the weather patterns on the other side of the planet. Might the war in Ukraine also have such unintended consequences?
Assassination of top general in 2020 and Donald Trump’s designation of Revolutionary Guard as “terrorist” remain sensitive matters that could end efforts to revive 2015 nuclear deal.
Qatari minister assesses use of Iranian ports in finals that will see Iran play England and US.
To the West, Russia is once more viewed as an international pariah. For a viable economic path, Moscow must look east and south across Asia. Afghanistan as well as Central Asia could be crucial to its plans.
Russia used the meeting in China to emphasise its importance in Central Asia.
Foreign Minister Lavrov says plans of Islamic State and build-up of detachments of Jamaat Ansarullah and Islamic Movement Uzbekistan around Afghan-Tajik and Afghan-Uzbek borders “are an alarming sign”.
Russia loses from war in Ukraine, even if it wins. China wins from the war irrespective of whether Russia wins or loses. The US also wins from both a Russian victory and a defeat, but its win is less if Russia wins. Everyone else loses.
Global food prices are poised to keep climbing even after jumping to a record in February, placing the heaviest burden on vulnerable populations while adding to headwinds for the global economic recovery.
The two had spent several years in prison and under house arrest as part of a bilateral dispute over a debt dating back to the time of the Shah.
Moscow says US guarantees mean that it can agree to Iran nuclear deal, opening the way for the lifting of sanctions on Tehran.
The UK has reportedly repaid Iran around £400mn it had received for Chieftain tanks that were sold to the Shah in 1979 but never delivered. Dual nationals Nazanin Zaghari-Radcliffe and Anousheh Ashouri are now expected to be released.
Might Iran sideline Russia to secure an agreement that would put it right back on the world oil and gas markets?
Western powers concerned Russia holding JCPOA talks to ransom in effort to curb some effects of Ukraine invasion sanctions.
OK people. It’s time to recalibrate. The war between Moscow and Kyiv in Ukraine just went global. It’s now a full blown economic war between East and West.
US think tank says Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in particular risk infiltration by ISIS and Al-Qaeda.
The recent Russian invasion of Ukraine is having a disruptive economic impact on the MENA region by driving up global wheat prices, which will impose yet more financial burdens on an already cash-strapped Egypt, the world's largest wheat importer.
The IPCC has warned in its latest climate report that the effects of global warming are already widespread, and that some are now irreversible.
Tehran does, however, say the war is not a solution, while Kazakhstan’s foreign minister remarks that recognising breakaway parts of Ukraine is not on the agenda.