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'ISIS And Hamas Are Branches Of The Same Poisonous Tree'

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared his country's recent bombing campaign in Gaza to the US-led strikes against militants in Iraq and S...

US Airstrikes in Raqqa - Democracy Has Arrived in Syria

Dilly Hussain | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

Just after dawn prayers, my Twitter newsfeed was filled with breaking headlines confirming that the US along with its Arab allies had begun airstrikes against ISIS in the Syrian city of Raqqa. Both the Assad regime and the Obama administration have denied any collusion regarding this military offensive but if you scratch beneath the surface, it becomes relatively clear that there was a lot more collaboration behind closed doors than most would think.

Mystery Terror Cell 'More Dangerous Than IS' Planning Airliner Toothpaste Bomb Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK

A little-known terrorist group that the US bombed in Syria was in the advanced stages of a plot to blow up airliners with explosives concealed in toot...

The Last Time A British PM Did This David Cameron Was 12

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK

David Cameron and Iran's president will meet for the fist time in decades in New York later, as Britain bids to gain support from the hostile nation t...

The Harsh Truth: ISIL Is the Product of Iran's Theocracy and Assad's Dictatorship

Lord Maginnis | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

For the West to acknowledge that there are at least two prominent enemies to freedom and stability in the Middle East would be a start. But by embracing one and opposing the other the West may disrupt the current flow of violence, but it will never halt the growth of extremism. As long as a Shiite theocracy remains in place in Iran, new Sunni extremists will always stand ready to compete with it for control over the soul of the Muslim world.

Iranian Pharrell Williams Fans Sentenced To Prison & Lashes For 'Happy' Tribute Video

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK

A group of young Iranians who were arrested for creating a tribute to Pharrell Williams’ Happy video have been sentenced. The three men and (unv...

Fighting to Protect Failure: Another War to Mop Up After the Last Ones

Paul Reynolds | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Reynolds

British journalists are wrong. Countries do not frequently go to war without strategies, with flimsy aims, bad intel, or for spurious reasons. If it appears that they are doing so, then it is usually because war aims have to be concealed. Concealment can be necessary for many reasons.

The Shadowy Iranian General Who's Fighting 'With The US' Against Islamic State

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK

The most powerful man in the Middle East you have never heard is on the frontline in Iraq fighting Islamic State (IS) - which is remarkable, and not j...

Present Iranian Art at Debut Contemporary

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

An interesting and necessary alternative view. Sassan appropriates images and transform them with the use of more familiar elements of Iranian culture strongly influenced by Pop Art.

My Enemy's Enemy is My Friend - Bashar al Assad and The West

Dilly Hussain | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

If there is any lesson to be learnt from history, it is that political alliances always shift according to self-interest. This is also apparent in playground politics between children - you change friends and foes according to benefits.

Is This The Israeli Drone 'Downed' Over Iran?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK

Iran's state TV has broadcast footage of what it claims is an Israeli drone shot down over the weekend near an Iranian nuclear site. Arabic-languag...

Jihad, Utopia and 'Muddled' Foreign Policy

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK
Oggy Boytchev

The brutal Assad regime, under father Hafez and son Bashar, has perpetrated some appalling atrocities and we can't be proud of cooperating with it, but it is the only force in the region capable of defeating ISIL.

Ferguson Riots Delight Iran, China And Egypt As Amnesty Dispatch Team To US Soil

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

US authorities have been told to show restraint in dealing with the racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri – by the Egyptian governme...

Louise Ridley

Iranian President's Tweet Has Made History

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has made history by tweeting this image of an award-winning Iranian-born mathematician with her hair "uncovered" with...

Bizarre 'Password 360' Conspiracy Theories Are Linking The CIA And Israel To Isis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

It sounds like an absurd rant on Facebook or a tinpot blog with a minuscule following, but the conspiracy theory that either Mossad or the CIA are fun...

Mehdi Hasan

New Iraqi Prime Minister Pledges To 'Rebuild And Re-Train' Iraq's Armed Forces

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Politics

The new prime minister-designate of Iraq plans to "rebuild and re-train" the Iraqi army as a first step towards defeating Islamist militants in the no...

Why the World Is About to Become a Far More Dangerous Place

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Politics
Jeffrey Gedmin

Note to Der Spiegel: Germany belongs to NATO, a collective defense organisation, and is bound by treaty membership to defend Latvia (and the other Baltic nations) if attacked -- just as the U.S., Britain and others were obliged to protect West Germany during the Cold War.

Iran's Quiet Massacre at Qeshm, on Qatar's Behalf

Daniel Brett | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Brett

While the news is dominated by conflict in Israel-Palestine and Iraq, tragedies elsewhere in the region are being overlooked. One tragedy is Iran's massacre of natives of the Arab-populated island of Qeshm.

Galloway Doubles Pay Packet With Appearances On Russia, Arab Channels

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK

George Galloway has earned £65,000 in just six months as a presenter and guest for dubious state-run broadcasters. The Bradford MP is the highest ...

11 Pictures Of Young Iranians Defiantly Smoking Joints, Drinking Alcohol & Going Lingerie Shopping

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK

Lingerie shopping, smoking joints, drinking alcohol and partaking in mixed yoga classes. They could be the activities of any group of young men an...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Ed Vs The 'Baying Mob'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 1 July 2014... 1) ED VS THE 'BAYING MOB' From the Guardian: "David Cameron is edging Britain towa...

The End Of Iraq As We Know It? 4 Maps That Show Just How Messed Up The Region Is

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

Pick up any map of the Middle East over in the past 100 years and it's unlikely to really tell you the story of its people or its geography. It tells ...

ISIS: From Egyptian Goddess to Iraqi Devil

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK
Andy Langenkamp

What's in a name? Isis used to be an Egyptian goddess. The ideal mother and wife; patroness of nature and magic. Now ISIS refers to brutal violence, extremism, and war. Will the Islamist movement cause oil prices to explode?

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Bad Week For Dave

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday 26 June 2014... 1) BAD WEEK FOR DAVE Poor Dave. The first half of this week was all about phone hac...

Iran: The Violence of a Free Zone - From Farmers to Slaves

Daniel Brett | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Brett

When asked what would happen to the locals, Turkan suggested they be made the gardeners. Having lost their wealth and been forcibly displaced from their land to live a life of misery in slum neighbourhoods, one-time farmers are now being invited back as the Arab slaves of their Persian masters.