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Yemen's Food Crisis Fuels Instability

Morgan Meaker | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK
Morgan Meaker

Politics have eclipsed a growing humanitarian issue: Yemen's food crisis. Over half of Yemenis don't have enough to eat. That's 10.6 million people.

Decades Of 'Unintended Consequences': USA Fuelling Its Own Enemies

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

You would expect that thousands of American citizens would demonstrate against this act of self-destruction, with a leading role for veterans and their families, but we hardly see any signs of protest.

Forget the Politics, Listen to Netanyahu's Argument

Toby Greene | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

Netanyahu was not making a case against any deal with Iran. He was making a case for a tougher deal with stronger and clearer conditions that does not leave Iran within touching distance of a nuclear weapon. He called for, "A better deal that Israel and its neighbours may not like, but with which we could live, literally."

Netanyahu Boosts Election Chances With Pantomime In Congress

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Politics

Benjamin Netanyahu boosted his domestic election chances with a high-profile speech to a joint session of US Congress on Tuesday, lambasting the curre...

No Safe Space for Dissent: Iran Continues Crackdown on Student Activists

Clara Maciver | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Clara Maciver

In an open letter addressed to the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Al Khamenei, written as she awaited trial, Atena summed up the poignant irony of her unjust detention; 'I must pay retribution for defending my beloved defenseless people.'

Five Countries You Should Visit in 2015

Claire Michael | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Michael

By visiting these places before they become popular you'll have the rare opportunity to enjoy them before they become overly commercial and lose some of their charm. Get your trips booked and see these beautiful countries while they're still at their best.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Attack Toy Boat

AP | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK

With rockets roaring and guns blazing, more than a dozen swarming Iranian speedboats assaulted a replica of a US aircraft carrier Wednesday during lar...

Stunning Time-Lapse Of How Iranian Beauty Has Changed Over 100 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For the best visual of how a country's economy and political landscape has changed, there is no better place to start than with the beauty and fashion...

As Westerners Flee Yemen, Saudi Arabia And Egypt Prepare To Arm Tribes

AP | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK

As Western diplomats and staff fled Yemen on Wednesday, concern widened over the increasing turmoil in the impoverished nation, with Saudi Arabia armi...

Islamic State Is NOT America's Main Strategic Threat In The Middle East

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Politics

The main strategic priority for the US is not the Islamic State but Iran, a former speechwriter for George W. Bush said on Tuesday. Speaking about...

King Abdullah's Message to Al-Qaeda and ISIS: Don't Mess with Jordan

Nehad Ismail | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK
Nehad Ismail

The otherwise taciturn King has emerged suddenly as a terrifying foe to organized terror.

Who is to Blame for the Plummeting Oil Prices?

Nehad Ismail | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Saudi Arabia is not under any obligation to cut its production to help Iran, Venezuela, Russia or the US frackers in Texas and North Dakota. It suits Saudi Arabia if the frackers and shale oil producers are driven out of business.

Obama's Middle East Challenge - The Stakes Couldn't Be Higher

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

It is often difficult to identify an historic opportunity and seize the moment, however the US and its Allies may realize that it could be time to focus on forging an agreement for peaceful co-existence and cooperation even among 'unfriendly nations' that share a more important common goal - fighting terrorism and total chaos.

To Combat Islamic Extremism, Iran Ayatollahs Should Be Kept in Check

Ryszard Czarnecki | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics
Ryszard Czarnecki

Tehran must be made to feel the heat that comes from its policy; this can happen only by the West making the cost too exorbitant - and not through concessions.

London Anti-Extremism Conference Must Challenge the Role of Iran

Lord Maginnis | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

On Thursday, London hosted a major conference to discuss the ISIS threat and strategies for confronting Islamic extremism around the globe. Unfortunat...

Iran Fans the Flames of Genocidal Conflict in Iraq

Struan Stevenson MEP | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson MEP

The Obama administration and the European Union must end their silence and inaction regarding these crimes and should adopt concrete steps to help the new Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi in evicting the Iranian regime from Iraq. Failure to do so will turn the Middle East into a quagmire of sectarian war with no end in sight.

This House Has Rotating Rooms

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech

This is the Shafri-Ha House. Built in Tehran, Iran it's an enormous luxury house that combines modern technology with traditional Iranian design eleme...

The Demise of OPEC Is Not Imminent

Nehad Ismail | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK
Nehad Ismail

The recent huge drop in oil prices caused some commentators to predict the imminent collapse of OPEC. Some talked about the humbling of OPEC and others talked about the early demise of OPEC. The Financial Times warned on 10th December:

Three Dead After Sydney Siege, Including Gunman

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK

Update: Sydney siege mourners are laying boxes of Lindt chocolates at the site New South Wales Police has confirmed three people have been pronounc...

Sydney Hostage Taker Was Investigated Over Violent Death Of Ex-Wife

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot and Jack Sommers | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

The hostage-taker currently holding several people in a chocolate cafe in Sydney has been named locally as self-proclaimed sheikh and alleged sex offe...

US Politician Wants To 'Bomb Iran' For Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- Michele Bachmann, perhaps the least hinged Republican serving in a Congress in which sanity passes as voting to repeal a healthcare law 33...

When the Pope Met the Grand Ayatollah, History Was Made

Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

Last week, with little fanfare and under heavy security, an historic meeting took place in Rome which marked a turning point in interfaith relations. Inside the 16th century Casina Pio IV villa, home to the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences, seven clerics representing over five billion people overcame lingering traditions of suspicion to commit to the eradication of modern day slavery by the year 2020.

Iran Upholds Death Sentence For Blogger Who Posted Facebook 'Insults'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Tech

A man in Iran has been sentenced to death for "insulting the prophet of Islam" on Facebook. Soheil Arabi, a 30-year-old blogger, was convicted in ...

Foreign Media Coverage of Kurdish Conflicts Must Change

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Politics
Ruwayda Mustafah

The Kurdish people have lived under different political establishments, none of which has led to independence. Modern day Kurdistan reaches across four sovereign states (Iraq, Iran, Turkey, and Syria) yet still manages to inhibit an acknowledged ethnic community. Which is impressive, considering Kurdistan's history - suppressed acts of resistance, and betrayal by foreign entities.

Saving Islam From Muslim Extremists

Nehad Ismail | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK
Nehad Ismail

All Muslims must stand together and not only condemn them but work together to defeat extremists like ISIS. Some critics of Islam blame the strict interpretation of Islam by Wahhabism a Saudi strand of Islam and the teaching of children to curse and hate kuffars for the rise in fundamentalism and extremism.