Farah al-Zaman Shawki is a Palestinian journalist and al-Araby correspondent specialising in Iranian affairs.
Iran is faced with tough new economic sanctions, amid a region in turmoil. The New Arab speaks to Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif about the implications of new US actions.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's bodyguard has died in Syria, adding to the growing number of Iranian fighters being killed in battle.
Culture: The Iranian film courted controversy even before its release - but it has since been very successful in Iran and has been nominated for an Oscar.
Analysis: As Iranian involvement in Syria appears to escalate, Farah al-Zaman Shawki tallies reports of Iranian casualties from Tehran's news outlets over the past two years.
Defending the 'axis of resistance' in Syria is a 'necessary' element of Tehran's foreign policy, Mohammad Ali Jafari said in comments carried by Fars news agency on Tuesday.
Following the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, and signs of Gulf acceptance of the deal, diplomatic efforts to end Syrian conflict are intensifying.
Officials in Tehran claimed on Friday that Iranian security services have dismantled an IS-linked cell planning atrocities inside the country.
Iran suspects Israel has killed four of its nuclear scientists in recent years. The deaths have led to calls for protection for scientists in any nuclear deal with the West.
Analysis: Iran's nuclear negotiations could hit a hurdle as hawks in Tehran draw up a list of no-go areas, says Farah al-Zaman Shawki.
Culture: It took an Islamic revolution to put the brakes on Iran's pop culture explosion. With the election of a 'liberal' administration, I-pop is back in the spotlight.