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Ebrahim Gilani

An Iranian soldier on manoeuvre on the Pakistani border in 2009. The frontier is vulnerable to infiltration by drug smugglers and militants. (Photo: Javad Moghimi/Fars News Agency)
Ebrahim Gilani
23 May 11
Shia regime was no friend of Sunni extremist chief, and was careful not to make itself target for al-Qaeda attacks.
The Iranian frigate Alvand docks at the Syrian port of Lattakia (Photo: Davoud Poursehat, Irna News Agency)
Ebrahim Gilani
17 Mar 11
Controversial warship mission along Israeli coast passes off without major incident.
President Mahmoud welcomes Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade, visiting Iran in 2009 (Photo: Ali Rafiei, Fars News Agency)
Ebrahim Gilani
4 Mar 11
Years spent forging relationships come to nothing amid allegations of covert arms supplies to one or more West African states.
Iran’s caretaker Ali Akbar Salehi. (Photo: Raoof Mohseni, Mehr News Agency)
Ebrahim Gilani
20 Jan 11
Uncertainty over whether caretaker foreign minister, a nuclear expert, will continue in post.
The presidents of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakstan, Russia and Turkmenistan (from left to right) meeting in Baku on November 18 to discuss a sea they all share but cannot agree on. (Photo: Arman Teymoor)
Ebrahim Gilani
17 Dec 10
As former Soviet neighbours carve out oilfields for themselves, Iranian leaders face near-impossible task of finding deal that satisfies both other states and their own people.
Egyptian counterpart Ahmed Aboul Gheit (left) and his Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki (second from right) at a Non-Aligned Movement meeting in (NAM) summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, 2009. (Photo: Seyfollah Taheri, Mehr News Agency)
Ebrahim Gilani
19 Nov 10
Resumption in direct flights part of Iranian attempt to re-engage with major Arab state.
Iran has been exporting oil on behalf of Central Asian states and Azerbaijan, but has halted the arrangement. (Photo: Hamed Noori)
Ebrahim Gilani
1 Oct 10
Tehran felt obliged to end loss-making oil swaps, but decision could further reduce its influence as a Caspian regional player.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejed receives Emir Hadžikadunić, the new Bosnian ambassador in Tehran. (Photo: Danial Shaigan/Fars News Agency)
Ebrahim Gilani
6 Aug 10
Wartime assistance that Bosnia received from Tehran counted for nothing when it came to crucial UN vote.
Talking about TV: A three-way handshake between (l-r in the centre) Presidents Hamed Karzai of Afghanistan, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran and Imomali Rahmon of Tajikistan at a summit in March 2009.
Ebrahim Gilani
21 Apr 10
Some suspect Afghanistan has cooled to the idea of shared broadcasts with Iran and Tajikistan.
Ebrahim Gilani
17 Mar 10
Tehran leaders see limited western overtures to Damascus as futile.