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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.

Joining ISIS: My Meeting With Aseel Muthana

Tam Hussein | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK
Tam Hussein

There are an estimated four hundred British fighters currently fighting in Syria. The question as to how the Muthanas of this world join designated terrorist groups like ISIS is more complicated than the media would like you to think. The story of Aseel and Nasser Muthana illustrates this point well.

Trial By Media, Death By Press TV

Daniel Brett | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Brett

Human rights activists fear that in spite of its complicity in human rights abuse, Press TV may soon be back on the airwaves, broadcasting more forced confessions and propaganda at a time when President Rouhani is presiding over a bloodbath of political prisoners.

Iran Arrests People For Joyfully Supporting Their National Football Team

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK

Police in Iran have reportedly arrested three young people who appeared in an online video singing and dancing in support of the country’s football ...

Will There Be a Shi'a-Sunni War in the Middle East? Not Likely

William O. Beeman | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK
William O. Beeman

If it is possible for the government of Iraq to repel and contain ISIS with Iran's help, the United States should definitely support such an action. There need be no real fear at this time that either the Shi'a or Sunni forces will evolve into a kind of World War III in the Middle East...

Nasser Muthana's Family 'Heartbroken' About Student's Appearance In ISIS Video

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK

The family of a British jihadi featured in a recruitment video urging UK Muslims to join insurgents in Iraq and Syria said they are "heartbroken" that...

Who Is The Mystery British Lad Fronting Recruitment Campaign For World's Most Feared Terrorists?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

Isis is proving as capable on the internet as they are on the battlefield. The world's most feared terror organisation have launched an uncontroll...

Iran Is About To Hang A Child Bride For Killing Her Husband

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

An Iranian child bride, forced to marry at the age of 14, is to be hanged in Iran after killing her husband. Razieh Ebrahimi, 21, who shot dead her...