After decades of conflict and instability, around 2.5 million Afghans have sought asylum overseas, many of them in Europe. But the war torn country is also a destination for refugees fleeing neighbouring states, including Pakistan and Iran.
Social and international news coverage was awash with women’s faces daubed in green and red face paint and proudly holding Iranian flags aloft.
Women had been banned from stadiums when men's teams are playing since soon after the 1979 Islamic revolution. But 4,000 women's tickets were allocated for the World Cup qualifier between Iran and Cambodia.
"Late last night, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s daughter, Gabriella, came home after more than 1300 days in Iran," Labour MP Tulip Siddiq revealed on Twitter.
Iranian President Rouhani has slammed Europe for showing an "inability or lack of willingness" to keep the Iran nuclear deal going, putting "all the costs and burden on the shoulders of Iran".
Families of those held in Iran have accused Tehran of "hostage taking" and demanded governments take concerted action.
"It is clear to us that Iran bears responsibility for this attack. There is no other plausible explanation," Britain, France and Germany said.
In an interview with "NBC Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt, the Conservative prime minister praised President Donald Trump's negotiating skills.
From the climate crisis to the Brexit impasse, including rising tensions in the Middle East, Euronews takes a look at the key issues that will dominate the agenda at the multilateral summit.
Iran says legal steps for British tanker release completed
US President Donald Trump on Friday approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia’s air and missile defences after the September 14 attacks on Saudi oil sites.
Riyadh and the U.S. have blamed Iran for the drone attack on 14 September.
Drone strikes on key Saudi oil installations last Saturday have reduced the flow of the world's oil supplies by about five percent.
Iranian women have been banned from stadiums since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, however FIFA said it expects to see 'positive developments' starting with Iran's next home game in October.
Speaking to CNN, Iran's foreign minister made the threat over claims in Washington that Iran was responsible for an attack on Saudi oil facilities last week.
The dangerous downward spiral in the Middle East stems from the U.S. scrapping the Iran nuclear deal without a strategy in place.
The leaders of Iran, Russia and Turkey vowed on Monday to implement "concrete steps" to de-escalate the situation in Syria's Idlib province and facilitate the return of refugees but one expert told Euronews the summit was "hollow" because of "continued divergences" between the three countries.
Iran's Revolutionary Guards have seized an oil tanker headed for the United Arab Emirates for allegedly smuggling 250,000 litres of diesel fuel, the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) reported on Monday.
Russia, Iran and Turkey will meet in Ankara on Monday to discuss how to improve the situation in north-west Syria
The death of a female football fan has raised fresh concerns over the freedom of women inside the country.
Sahar Khodayari, an Iranian female football fan who tried to sneak into a stadium dressed as a man, has died after setting herself on fire last week.
Two British-Australian nationals and one Australian national have been detained in Iran as tensions mount with the West.
Life goes on for regular Iranians despite the crush of international sanctions.
Iran on Monday rejected a claim by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Tehran had been developing nuclear weapons at a secret site and said Netanyahu was seeking a pretext for war
Whilst much of the recent attention has been on Iran's nuclear ambitions, the country's existing arsenal of ballistic missiles is also making the US wary.
After a meeting with the International Atomic Energy Agency Iran claims the EU has failed to act on assurances made after the US pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal