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The Kurds and Their Neighbours

Gary Kent | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

A generation ago the plight of the Kurds was dire in all four countries where they mainly live - Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria following the failure to allow them an independent state in the aftermath of the end of the First World War and the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. It is, as I have often been told, a tough neighbourhood.

Iran Frees Pastor Condemned To Death For Refusing To Renounce Christianity

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

An Iranian pastor, who refused to renounce Christianity after being sentenced to death for apostasy, has been released from prison after an internatio...

A New Game Plan for Iran

Brian Binley | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Politics
Brian Binley

Whoever wins the November election, you can bet that Iran will be high on the priorities list of the next President, not least because time is running out and U.S. options are becoming increasingly limited.

'Not Ready To Die In Your War'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK

Israel loves Iran is not a refrain you'll hear often from politicians. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called Israel “a cancerous tumor...

Will Israel Launch an "All Out War" on Iran?

Emanuel Stoakes | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK Politics
Emanuel Stoakes

While it is unlikely that anyone bar Silverstein's source and perhaps a few insiders could state with any authority whether or not his alleged leak is a sure thing or a red herring - and in the long run, it doesn't matter.

Iran Launches New Missile Amid Claims Israel 'Trying To Attack'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

Iran has unveiled a new surface-to-surface ballistic missile called the 'Conqueror', in what the country's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed was a...

Iranian Universities Ban Women From 77 Fields Of Study

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Women are to be excluded from 77 BA and BSc courses at 36 Iranian universities in the coming year. The ban was first reported by Iran’s semi-off...

Israeli Minister Warns Of 30-Day War With Iran

The Daily Telegraph | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK

A strike on Iran’s nuclear sites would spark a 30-day war with missile attacks on Israel's cities and as many as 500 dead, according to the Israeli ...

'Our Village Has Become A Mass Grave': Earthquake Kills 250 And Injures 2,000 In Iran

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK

At least 250 have been killed and more than two thousand injured after earthquakes in north-west Iran. The earthquakes, of 6.4 and 6.3 magnitude on...

British Bank Exposed US To 'Terrorists, Weapons Dealers, Drug Kingpins And Corrupt Regimes'

Posted 07.08.2012 | UK

British bank Standard Chartered has been accused of exposing the US to terrorists, drug kingpins and weapon dealers by hiding £161bn of transactions ...

One Arena Where Britain Won't Be Winning Gold

Julie Tomlin | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK
Julie Tomlin

In general the mainstream media presents Britain as the world's good guys, but our policies are so often out of sync with the rhetoric that it should not be a surprise that others around the world charge our leaders with hypocrisy.

Sanctions: A 'Necessary Evil' Iranian Women Don't Buy

Julie Tomlin | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Politics
Julie Tomlin

If we care about women's rights and don't want our government to get away with hypocritical claims that they do too, isn't it time we make sure their opinions are heeded?

Splitting Iraq: How Likely is an Independent Kurdistan?

Shwan Zulal | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK
Shwan Zulal

It is no secret that the majority of Kurds, if not in fact, all of them, would love to see an independent Kurdistan. And the easiest way for a Kurdish politician to become popular is to call for an independent state.

Will MI6 Fix Intelligence on Iran?

Annie Machon | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK Politics
Annie Machon

Recent remarks by the head of MI6, Sir John Sawers, leave us wondering if the Secret Intelligence Service is preparing to 'fix' intelligence on Iran, as his immediate predecessor, Sir John Scarlett, did on Iraq.

Cyber Attack 'Forces Iranian Nuclear Computers To Play AC/DC At Full Volume'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Tech

Cyber warfare has been taken to a new, hard rockin' level. According to one security expert, a computer virus has attacked computer systems in Iran...

Israel's Changing Stance on Syria

Toby Greene | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

Given the degree of hostility between Israel and Syria, it might seem odd that for much of the past year, Israel's leaders have been fairly quiet about the uprising taking place within its northern neighbour.

Is Iran A Nuclear Threat To The West?

Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Politics

The head of MI6, Sir John Sawers, says Iran could have nuclear weapons within "two years". But is he guilty of exaggerating the nuclear threat from th...

Be in No Doubt, Iran is Developing a Nuclear Bomb

Toby Greene | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

The reported comments by MI6 chief Sir John Sawyers that Iran would likely achieve nuclear weapons by 2014 only confirm what was indisputable to anyone who has looked at the evidence. Iran wants nuclear weapons and is fast developing the capacity to construct them.

Iran Is Not a Nuclear Threat to the West

Paul Flynn | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Politics
Paul Flynn

Those who brought us Britain's role in Iraq plan a fresh war of illusion. The drumbeats are sounding and excitement is mounting as the boys anticipated playing again with the toys.

MI6 Chief Sir John Sawers Warns Iran Will Have Nuclear Weapons In 'Two Years'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Politics

British spies foiled Iran's attempt to get hold of nuclear weapons as recently as 2008, according to the head of MI6 Sir John Sawers. However Sir J...

All Roads Lead to Baku

Damon Boughen | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Damon Boughen

After Vladimir Putin's fleeting visit to Israel last week, many analysts concentrated on the fact that these talks were driven by events in Tehran. This is of course true. However, many missed the fact that a greater, long term game is being played out in the Caucuses, namely in Azerbaijan.

Hollande: We Won't Be Taxing British Second Homes in France

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Politics

French president Francois Hollande has performed an apparent U-turn and announced there will be no new taxes on second homes in France. The annou...

U.S. and UN Should Carry Out Their Promises to Iranian Dissidents

Brian Binley | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Politics
Brian Binley

As the Iraqi government was tightening the screws on the 3,400 Iranian dissidents at Camp Ashraf, the UN (with U.S. help) brokered a deal to move them to an abandoned U.S. Army base near Baghdad, where they would be processed as refugees for transfer to third countries.

Britain Condemns Iranian Vice-President For Anti-Semitism

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK

Britain has condemned 'anti-semitic' remarks made by Iran's vice-president Mohammad-Reza Rahimi at a UN conference in Tehran. According to The New ...

New Egyptian President Will 'Strengthen Ties' With Iran

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK

The newly-elected president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, has been quoted by the Iranian semi-state run news agency Fars as wanting to strengthen relation...