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Theresa May Joins European Leaders To Condemn Trump's Vow Not To Recertify Iran Nuclear Deal

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK

The British, French and German governments have urged Donald Trump to “consider the implications” to international security after he announced tha...

BoJo And May Urge Trump Not To Endanger World With Iran Nuclear Deal Stance

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK

The Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary have both separately urged the US not to tear up the international nuclear deal with Iran which “undoubtedl...

Donald Trump's 'Weird' And Cryptic Photoshoot Comment Sparks Baffled Speculation

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has cryptically described a photoshoot following discussions with US military leaders on Iran and North Korea as “the calm before the s...

Time To End Gender Apartheid

Sanjyot P. Dunung | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK
Sanjyot P. Dunung

I'm a serial entrepreneur and the founder of a global digital education content company, specializing in cross-cultural issues. I also happen to be a minority female from a traditional culture. I mention that fact last because it's the least relevant reason as to how and why I became an entrepreneur and how I run my business.

Iran Duped Donald Trump With A Fake Missile Test

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK

An Iranian missile test that provoked an angry Twitter response from Donald Trump never actually happened according to US officials. The video in ques...

The Targeting Of Iran's Religious Minorities Throws The President's Reformist Claims Into Doubt

Kiri Kankhwende | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK
Kiri Kankhwende

Hassan Rouhani is officially beginning his second term as president of Iran after emphatically defeating a populist, hard-line opponent who is thought...

How Two Years Of Civil War Have Pushed Yemen To The Edge

Keith Vaz | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

The people of Yemen are counting on us and we must answer their cries. Whenever we look back on historic humanitarian catastrophes the first question we ask ourselves is why? We can stop the suffering of the Yemeni people if we act now. Anything other than urgent action will be deemed by future generations as a catastrophic failure.

A City In Iran Just Set A Truly Sweltering Heat Record

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Tech

The city of Ahvaz in Iran has set what could be a truly astonishing record this week by recording one of the hottest temperatures on Earth. According ...

Saudi Monarchy Shake-Up: 3 Things To Know

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK

On Tuesday Saudi Arabia’s King Salman announced a reshuffle which appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as Crown Prince, effectively pla...

I Cycled To Iran And Found A Warm, Hospitable Country - But Women's Rights Has A Long Way To Go

Rebecca Lowe | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK
Rebecca Lowe

The woman, 37, was a PhD student at the local university. She was married, but lived alone because her husband remarried nine years ago after she told him she didn't want children. They never divorced, however, so she was unable to leave the country without his consent.

Dwight Yorke 'Made To Feel Like A Criminal' After Being Denied Entry To US

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.02.2017 | UK

Former Manchester United footballer Dwight Yorke has said he was “made to feel like a criminal” when he was denied entry to the US. The 45-year-o...

The United States Has A Really Nasty Virus

Dawn Butler | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dawn Butler

The tens of thousands who have protested Trump's ban in the UK have spoken up, the Labour Party has spoken up, the Speaker of the House of Commons has spoken up, and it is now time for the government to stand up for British values. We are not a nation of hate and now we must show it.

Far From Preventing Terrorism, Trump's Iranian Passport Ban Is Creating Dissidence In An Already Loyal Community

Roxy Lackschewitz-Martin | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Politics
Roxy Lackschewitz-Martin

Last Friday, Donald Trump signed his fourteenth executive order as President, an order purporting to protect American citizens from incoming terror by banning immigrants from high-risk countries from entering the United States.

British BBC Reporter Describes Being Detained Under Trump's Controversial Refugee Ban

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK

A BBC journalist has said he was detained for two hours and subjected to invasive checks at the US border by officials imposing Donald Trump’s contr...

A Marathon Runner's Guide To Middle Eastern Politics, Part One

Michael Barron | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Michael Barron

This year marks the 20th anniversary of running my first marathon*. It was the London Marathon in April 1997. Over the same period of time, longer in fact, I have also been an observer and analyst of Middle Eastern politics. Reflecting on two obsessions that have been important in my professional and personal life, what have I learnt from marathon running that can be applied to my analysis and observation of Middle Eastern politics?

British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Loses Appeal Against Iran Jail Sentence

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 22.01.2017 | UK

A British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Tehran has had an appeal against her sentence rejected - as two new accusations come to light. Charity worker Na...

Never Again: A Prayer, A Promise, A Vow

Toby Cadman | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK
Toby Cadman

We can and we should provide both if the decades-long international system of protection of civilians and regulation of warfare is to have any meaning. It is urgent to ensure the safe passage of civilians in Eastern Aleppo according to International Law; and it is imperative to investigate the responsibility for the crimes that have already been committed.

What I Learned From My Trip To Iran

Wendy Jones | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Jones

When I told people I was going on holiday to Iran, the most common response was: 'Why?' Some were more positively curious and some knowingly envious, but for many my holiday choice was downright perverse.

British-Iranian Mother Held In Tehran 'Due To UK Arms Debt'

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK

The husband of a jailed British-Iranian woman has claimed she is being held because of an outstanding arms debt between the UK and Iran. Richard Rat...

Iran's Looming Water Crisis Leaves Farmers With A Stark Choice

Arwa Aburawa | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK
Arwa Aburawa

As the wells and dwindling groundwater resources run dry the farmers are left with a stark choice; either reform their traditional, yet wasteful, irrigation practices or abandon their family land for nearby, dense urban centres where they will have find work outside their skill set.

British Mother Imprisoned For Five Years On 'Secret' Charges

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK

A British-Iranian mother who has been detained in Iran for more than 150 days has been jailed for five years, her husband said. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratc...

Good News Travellers - You Can Now Fly Direct From London Heathrow To Tehran's Famous Evin Prison

Neil Durkin | Posted 02.09.2017 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

So they're back. Direct flights from London to Tehran, that is. After a four-year break, including delays for "technical" reasons after originally ann...

Jeremy Corbyn Attacks Claims He's A 'Hypocrite' For Taking Money For Iranian TV Appearances

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has defended himself after being branded a “hypocrite” for criticising other countries’ dire human rights record while taking mone...

#PowerShift Docu-Series Explores The Importance Of Social Media In Countries Where Censorship Is Rife

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Tech

In countries like Turkey, Iran, China and North Korea the local population are facing a new form of censorship: the censorship of the web. By controll...

Prime Minister Theresa May: Please Free Grandpa Kamal

Kamran Foroughi | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK
Kamran Foroughi

This Saturday is 1,900 days since his arrest - he has not seen his family for over five years. The Foreign Office told me that during the nuclear negotiations, they did not once bring up my dad's detention with Iran. I think that was a missed opportunity... We must not rest until my dad is back home with his wife, daughter, son and two granddaughters. We have all suffered for too long. Theresa May, please do everything you can to help free Grandpa Kamal before it is too late.