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Farah al-Zaman Shawki is a Palestinian journalist and al-Araby correspondent specialising in Iranian affairs.

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Bodyguard of former Iranian president killed in Syria

23 October, 2015

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's bodyguard has died in Syria, adding to the growing number of Iranian fighters being killed in battle.

Iran's casualties in Syria: Senior commanders and Afghan militiamen

20 October, 2015

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.

Top Iran commander: support for Assad 'necessary'

01 September, 2015

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.

Marathon diplomacy for a political solution in Syria

07 August, 2015

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.

Iran dismantles 'Islamic State cell'

29 May, 2015

Officials in Tehran claimed on Friday that Iranian security services have dismantled an IS-linked cell planning atrocities inside the country.

The red lines in Iran's negotiations

21 May, 2015

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.

Iran's nuclear scientists: casualties of covert war?

20 May, 2015

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.

Iran begins diplomatic effort to solve Yemen crisis

01 April, 2015

Foreign ministry says officials have started regional tour, with Oman as intermediary, to push for solution to the Saudi-led operation against the Houthi movement.

Iran slams Saudi Arabia over Yemen airstrikes

26 March, 2015

Analysis: Iran's Houthi allies have been targeted by Tehran's nemesis, Saudi Arabia. Iran, which is taking part in talks over its nuclear programme, now has Riyadh in its diplomatic sights.

'Younesigate' continues to haunt Iranian president

18 March, 2015

Analysis: The ill-considered remarks of a senior presidential aide have posed critical questions about Iran's regional role and ignited a political firestorm, adding to diplomatic tensions in the region.

Tehran releases names of fighters killed in Syria

14 February, 2015

Iran has released the names of two fighters killed fighting near Daraa in southwest Syria.

Iranian president: Fate of nuclear talks in West's hands

11 February, 2015

Hassan Rouhani's statement follows President Obama laying responsibility for the talks on Iranian political will.

Farah al-Zaman Shawki
Farah al-Zaman Shawki

Farah al-Zaman Shawki is a Palestinian journalist and al-Araby correspondent specialising in Iranian affairs.

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