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Russia Fires Cruise Missiles At Syria, Hits Iran

AP | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK

As many as four of the 26 long-range cruise missiles that Russia said it fired at Syrian targets landed instead in Iran, two US defense officials said...

Russia and Iran Are Not Allies Against ISIS

Dr Andrew Foxall | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Andrew Foxall

Co-authored with Mr. Tom Wilson. Dr Andrew Foxall is Director of the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society, a London-based international...

Russia Opens a Window of Opportunity in Syria

Alistair Burnett | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

In the fog of claim and counter claim over the real target of Russian air strikes in Syria one thing is clear: Russia's direct intervention is intensifying the war and that means even more civilian deaths and more refugees fleeing to neighbouring states and Europe.

Europe Should Speak Out About Iran's Appalling Rights Record

Ryszard Czarnecki | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Politics
Ryszard Czarnecki

As elected lawmakers we have to defend our European values and we insist that any expansion of relationship with Iran must be conditioned to end of executions and a clear progress on human rights and situation of women.

The Cold War Never Went Away in the Middle East: It Also Had a Bearing on the Invasion of Iraq in 2003

Catriona Luke | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK
Catriona Luke

If you thought the Suez crisis of 1956 was a long way away, consider that there were joint Russia-China-Iran naval exercises this year, the collapse of the Soviet bloc in 1989 could be considered just a pause and the West versus the world's murkier and more dictatorial states is still a conflict in progress.

Man Demands Police To Send Him Back To Iran As He Is 'Bored Of Manchester'

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK

A man who claimed to have been living illegally in the UK for a decade presented himself to police on Monday and asked to be sent back to Iran. Th...

Rooney's Good, But He's Not Ali Daei

Matthew Smith | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Love him or hate him for his club allegiance, masses of wealth or for his questionable intellect, as an international striker Wayne Rooney deserves our respect.

Iranian Leader Wishes Jews A 'Happy New Year'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has wished a 'happy new year' to the global Jewish community, in a seemingly unprecedented peace offering. Tension...

The Coming Syrian Regional War? A Full Briefing

Paul Reynolds | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Reynolds

The current question before the political leaders of the USA's allies such as the UK is 'how can we address the refugee problem at source, and how far should our escalating military efforts against ISIS and the Syrian regime go ?'.

Iran's Supreme Leader Tweets That Israel Will Not Last 25 Years

The HuffingtonPost UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK

For uncensored outbursts, the Twitter feed of Iranian leader Ayatollah Khamenei rivals that of Donald Trump or Katie Hopkins. On Wednesday, the suprem...

"The West's Iranian Policy" or "Fantasy Land"

Lord Maginnis | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

Last month's agreement with the harsh Tehran regime over its nuclear programme may be touted by proponents as the conclusion to a decade-long dispute....

Iran's Undimmed Passion for Annihilating Israel

Toby Greene | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

When Iranians write 'Death to England' over a portrait of the Queen in the embassy, that's sloganizing. When they call for Israel's destruction, it is something else entirely.

The UK Just Took A Massive Step Towards Normalising Relations With Iran

PA | By Sam Lister, Press Association Political Correspondent | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK

Britain's embassy in Iran has reopened in a sign of the diplomatic thaw between the two nations four years after the building was shut when it was sto...

Hammond To Fly To Iran To Mark Reopening Of British Embassy

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK

Philip Hammond will visit Iran ahead of the UK embassy reopening almost four years after it was attacked by a mob in 2011. The recent nuclear deal eas...

The MENA Region Wrestles With Its Genie!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

Today, some powers and principalities are trying to lure the MENA genie back into its bottle - with brutal force, lavish financial inducements or political shenanigans. But this genie is cunning: it has tasted freedom outside the bottle and sees its own world with different lenses. Its instincts cannot easily be tamed back into the bottle!

Yemen: Proxy War and War by Proxy

Alistair Burnett | Posted 09.08.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

Iraq and Syria get most of the headlines in western media given the current focus on the threat from Islamic State to European and American interests and citizens, as well as the direct involvement of western military forces in the campaign against IS. But there's also a war going on in Yemen...

Syria: Assad-Iran's Faustian Pact with ISIS

Nehad Ismail | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK
Nehad Ismail

ISIS has been criticized for its attacks on civilians and rival opposition groups. It has rarely targeted the Assad's regime and not a single barrel bomb has been dropped by the regime on ISIS.

This PR Stunt To Improve Iran's Image Just Caused A Massive London Bomb Scare

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK

A PR stunt to help improve the image of Iran backfired spectacularly when police mistook a van emblazoned with 'Iran Is Great' as a bomb threat. Th...

Jeremy Corbyn and the Kurds

Gary Kent | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

If Corbyn wins, he will surely be asked as the Leader of the Opposition to support further arming the KRG and persuading Baghdad to stop sabotaging the Kurdish economy.

Obama Is Marching Israelis 'To The Door Of The Oven' With Iran Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Politics

There has been some legitimate criticism of the Iran nuclear deal by American conservatives. On Sunday, Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee instead o...

British MPs Support Iran's Democratic Resistance, NCRI, and urge lifting of Camp Liberty blockade

Lord Maginnis | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

My colleagues and I from both Houses of Parliament and all major parties, prominent Middle East experts and jurists today participated in a conference...

Iran Deal: Now We Must Change Direction

Paul Ingram | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

For those Americans, diplomats and wonks following the Comprehensive Joint Plan of Action (CJPoA) over Iran's nuclear program agreed on July 14, atten...

The Nuclear Deal Is Good for Iran and Bad for US Allies

Nehad Ismail | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

The media reported that a landmark Iran nuclear agreement has been finally reached on Tuesday July 14th after two weeks of intensive political bargain...

Fox News Was So Excited About #IranDeal It Got The Wrong Country

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

Iran has signed a momentous nuclear deal with world powers, prompting an outpouring of joy from supporters, while Israel's prime minister called it "a...

'Afshin's Song' - Antix Political Antics

Cohan Chew | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Cohan Chew

Today's commercially concentrated contemporary music scene is lacking the political and sociological undercurrent that propelled music in the 60's,...