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

Daniel Brett | Posted 18.07.2014 | 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 30.06.2014 | 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 25.06.2014 | 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 25.06.2014 | 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 24.06.2014 | 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 23.06.2014 | 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...

It's Still About the Oil

Justin Huggler | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics
Justin Huggler

The Iraq war was always about oil. The ISIS extremists who are trying to seize control of the country's largest refinery know that. Everyone was braced for the battle for Baghdad. But first they went after the oil. Just like the Americans.

There Are Worse Things Than Dictators

Justin Huggler | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Politics
Justin Huggler

Iran and Saudi Arabia are facing off across Iraq. Between them, Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia control the world's largest proven oil reserves. Already, ISIS are close to the oil reserves of northern Iraq. Already, the price of oil is rising.

Iran Unveiled at Open City Docs Fest

Gabriella Apicella | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gabriella Apicella

Iran is seldom out of International news. In my own 34 years, it has become inextricably linked with the names of other countries blighted by war and hardship: Bosnia, Serbia, Rwanda, Ethiopia.

Why Iran And Britain Became Sworn Enemies.. And 6 Reasons They're On The Path To Peace

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics

Iran may have referred to the USA as "the Great Satan" but there is just as much (if not more) bad blood between Tehran and Britain. Foreign Secret...

Exclusive: Phone Spies on a Spy, Captures the Face of 'Torturer'

Daniel Brett | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK
Daniel Brett

A mobile app has caught the identity of a member of Iran's dreaded Revolutionary Guards after the smartphone of an Ahwazi Arab political prisoner was seized when he was arrested and tortured in Ahwaz City, an Arab majority city near the border with Iraq.

The Sudden Disintegration of the Iraqi Military

Nehad Ismail | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's sectarian policies backfired dramatically last week as, confronted with just a few thousand jihadist fighters, his army fell apart.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Talking To Tehran

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 17 June 2014... 1) TALKING TO TEHRAN The rise of al Qaeda offshoot Isis in Iraq has turned ...

Will Britain And Iran Make Up To Deal With ISIS?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK

Britain will move towards closer ties with Iran by reopening the UK embassy in the country - as the West courts its historic enemy to help deal with t...

What US Refused to Believe: Without Saddam Iraq's Fate would be Sealed

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

With Iraq it was a case of naivety, blind stupidity or a gamble that has been first gradually and now speedily evolving the wrong way thanks to a new player the Syrian war created called ISIS. It's an extremist pan Islamic war machine determined to create a Mid East wide caliphate. And it may force NATO back into this land...this time oil is at stake...the magic phrase for military action.

'This Is Our Ball. It's Made Of Skin #WorldCup,' Isis Boast (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK

Horrifying footage has emerged showing Sunni insurgents of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) beheading a police officer. In a shockin...