In striking down the wildcard candidacy of the hardline ex-president, Iran’s Guardian Council appears to have set up a two-horse race.
Guardian Council bars shock candidacy of ex-president, pitting moderate incumbent against hardline cleric seen as next Supreme Leader.
Mirziyoyev's rise to power has created the possibility of rekindling cooperation between the bank and the country after a 10-year freeze.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, polarising hardline president of Iran from 2005 to 2013, unexpectedly registers to run in May presidential race despite Supreme Leader's advice not to.
President Serzh Sarksyan's HHK officially declared winner of poll set to usher in a parliamentary republic.
Ruling HHK and rival Prosperous Armenia neck and neck ahead of election but neither expected to bring the stability, transparency and economic growth voters crave.
Tehran wary of becoming bargaining chip in Moscow's relations with Washington despite makeshift alliance and shared goals.
Leaders discuss energy investments, expanding trade, Russian use of Iranian air bases, and defence sales
International operations manager at state-owned bank accused of laundering hundreds of millions of dollars with Iranian-Turkish gold trader.
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