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Iran's Theatrical Elections

David Amess | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Politics
David Amess

Just a few weeks from now, on June 14 will be a landmark day for the Islamic Republic of Iran, when Iranians will hold what they call "presidential el...

Iran's Election: A Choice Between Satan and the Devil?

Struan Stevenson MEP | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson MEP

If there was ever any doubt that the Iranian regime of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei was on its last legs, his government has now presented the ne...

Syrian Conflict Makes a Mockery of the International Community

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Politics
Ajmal Masroor

I believe Syria will be free soon, but the price they will have paid will be huge. And we will pay a massive price too if we stay silent about it. You can donate generously for the rehabilitation of the Syrian people, but more importantly you can lobby your MP and put pressure on the government to help resource the opposition.

Did Stuxnet Backfire?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Tech

An audacious attack on Iran's nuclear programme may have backfired and made its security stronger. The Stuxnet virus was a highly sophisticated cyb...

Iran's Moment of Truth?

Lord Maginnis | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

As Iran's Presidential elections approach, the fundamentalist regime finds itself in its most difficult dilemma since its inception more than 30 years...

Obama Juggles Domestic Politics and International Diplomacy as He Welcomes Cameron

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

After hosting HRH Prince Harry for a surprise visit with First Lady Michelle Obama, the White House will welcomes prime minister David Cameron on Monday to discuss the latest crisis in Syria, the up-coming G8 Summit in Northern Ireland as well as Iran and the Middle East peace process.

'Being A Woman Is Not A Tool To Humiliate Or Punish Anyone': Kurdish Men Cross-Dress To Champion Gender Equality In Iran

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK

Iranian men from the Islamic Republic’s Kurdish community have launched an online campaign championing gender equality – by dressing in women’s ...

European Parliament's Surprise Visit to Tehran in 10 Days

Abbas Rezai | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics
Abbas Rezai

An official delegation from the European Parliament is planning to visit Tehran in a few days. The Parliament's Conference of Presidents on Thursday in Strasbourg approved the controversial proposal. The delegation plans to leave around 28 April.

Massive Earthquake Hits Iran

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK

A massive earthquake that was felt across the Middle East has struck close to the border region between Iran and Pakistan. The 7.8 magnitude tremor...

Iran: 'We Have Not Invented A Time Machine'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Tech

Iran has denied one of its researchers has invented a time machine. Last week it was reported - somewhat sceptically - that 27-year-old inventor Al...

The Loss of Democracy in Iraq

Struan Stevenson MEP | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson MEP

While the West frets over the increasingly bellicose utterances of North Korea's deranged delinquent dictator and wrings its hands in frustration over the on-going bloodbath in Syria, attention has strayed from Iraq as it spirals towards civil war.

Iranian Scientist Claims To Have Invented Time Machine?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Tech

An Iranian scientist claims to have invented a time machine. Ali Razeghi reportedly submitted his design for the 'Aryayek Time Travelling Machine' ...

We Need to Be Seeking Regime Change Here in the UK - Nevermind Iran

Richard Sudan | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK
Richard Sudan

There is a dangerous mythology that exists about Iran, and which refuses to go away. It is irresponsibly perpetuated by many in the media, reminiscent of the Neo-Con propaganda which we became familiar with in the run up the illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003.

David Cameron: Britain Would Be 'Foolish' To Scrap Its Nukes

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK

David Cameron has issued a stark warning against any move to abandon Britain's Trident deterrent in the face of the growing nuclear threat from North ...

Peace Through Strength and David Cameron: Not a Love Story

Philip White | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Politics
Philip White

Surely a Conservative Prime Minister has preserved Britain as a global force to be reckoned with, even after the follies of his predecessor in Afghanistan and Iraq? Not so much. Despite William Hague's belief that a strong, capable Army, Navy and Royal Air Force is necessary to protect us from traditional threats and combat the malevolence of terrorists, the Conservative Party seems to have either disregarded Reagan's theory or confused it for "strength through weakness."

Amnesty Won't Allow Iran's Late Night Games to Derail Arms Trade Treaty

Kate Allen | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Politics
Kate Allen

On Thursday night in New York, one by one they lined up to try and destroy 20 years of hard work. First Iran, then North Korea and then Syria. This was supposed to be the moment the United Nations took a truly historic step and adopted an Arms Trade Treaty. But instead of a moment of history, I witnessed a moment of cynical opportunism.

US Agent 'Almost Shot Ahmadinejad By Mistake'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK

A US agent almost accidentally shot Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York six years ago, a new book has claimed. During a UN General As...

Iran 'To Sue Hollywood Over Oscar Winning Argo's Unrealistic Portrayal Of Hostage Crisis Of 1979'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK

Iranian authorities are reportedly planning to begin legal proceedings against Hollywood over the Oscar-winning film Argo’s “unrealistic portrayal...

A Consoling Embrace Or Breach Of Islamic Tradition?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK

Never one to shy away from causing controversy abroad, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is causing a few ripples closer to home - for consoling a...

Art From Iran Exhibition: A Review from Edinburgh

Sumeet Grover | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sumeet Grover

In merely seven objects dating between 13th to 21st first century, this exhibition captures volumes of beliefs, mythologies, monarchy, traditions and the poor as well as the riches of a nation where artistic craftsmanship, expression and their advancement was an integral part of society.

My Enemy's Doctor Is My Enemy

Jonathan Whittall | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK
Jonathan Whittall

This is not a simple war, and there are no simple aid solutions. As the UN marks the registration of the millionth Syrian refugee this week, having fled material destitution on top of living in constant fear, it's clear that the status quo cannot be an option.

Stronger Sanctions Are Needed for Diplomacy to Succeed

Pauline Neville-Jones | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Politics
Pauline Neville-Jones

Economic sanctions incur significant economic losses for all parties. Provided they are successful, they nevertheless represent the least bad way forward in relation to Iran. And to give diplomacy a real chance of success, they have to be efficient and effective.

Cyberwar - The West Started It

Arjen Kamphuis | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Tech
Arjen Kamphuis

Setting up a Cyber ​​Army while the sluices and pumping stations are equipped with factory-default passwords in their SCADA controllers seems pretty stupid. If you live in a glass house, not throwing stones and not motivating others to do so, is the smarter move.

Iraq - A Basket Case Democracy!

Struan Stevenson MEP | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson MEP

There is mounting concern that Iraq is once again descending into chaos and potential civil war, barely one year after the last American troops left the country. In recent weeks hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have taken to the streets in protests in six of the main Iraqi provinces, including Baghdad itself.

Crossing Borders: The Rickshaw Circus - Part Two

Peter Allison | Posted 29.03.2013 | Home
Peter Allison

In the second half of my interview with Peter Gatehouse of the Rickshaw Circus, we discuss his experiences spreading the joy of the circus to some of the most deprived areas of the Middle East.