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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.

Crossing Borders: The Rickshaw Circus - Part One

Peter Allison | Posted 29.03.2013 | Home
Peter Allison

Peter is an unfathomably tall and lean individual, so much so that he confounds machines that measure your body-mass index. As an accomplished circus performer, he is one of the best fire-performers and poi-spinners in the UK. He is also exhausted.

A Trans Caspian Project May Lead to Military Confrontation Within the Region

Jamila Mammadova | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jamila Mammadova

Azerbaijan stands out as the only former Soviet republic that can neither be described as pro-Russian or pro-Western.

Child Stowaways Found Locked In Refrigerated Lorry On Way To UK

PA | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

Four children endured several hours locked in a refrigerated lorry in a failed attempt to smuggle them into Britain, the UK Border Force said. The ...

The Surprising Countries Left Off Rendition List

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

More than 20 European nations offered support to covert CIA operations to kidnap terror suspects - but many Western countries are conspicuously absent...

Jessica Elgot

Access Of Evil? | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

As US President George W Bush made his famous speech about the "axis of evil", and his administration named countries including Iran, Iraq, Syria and ...

Ahmadinejad Volunteers To Follow Monkey Into Space

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has volunteered to be the first Iranian in space following the successful launch of a monkey into orbit two weeks ago. ...

Did Iran Fake Their Space Monkey?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK

Iran proudly announced on Monday that it had successfully launched a monkey into space. The much publicised event immediately sent trepidation arou...

Hunger Striking Iranian Asylum Seeker 'Living Like A Prisoner In UK'

PA | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK

A failed asylum seeker who went on hunger strike after immigration officials confiscated his passport today told a High Court judge he was "living lik...

Iranian Opposition TV Gets Record Backing

Abbas Rezai | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics
Abbas Rezai

This weekend's telethon was met with an unprecedented enthusiasm. Callers phoned from Europe, US, Australia, Canada... but most importantly from Iran.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Newspaper Reporting

Annie Machon | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Politics
Annie Machon

Where to start with this tangled skein of media spin, misrepresentation and outright hypocrisy?

Iran 'Launches Monkey Into Space'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

Iran successfully launched a monkey into space last week, the country's state television has reported. A kavoshgar (explorer) rocket blasted the p...

BBC Persian Gets Iranians and Israelis Talking

Jenny Norton | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK
Jenny Norton

It's not often that ordinary Iranians and Israelis get the chance to talk to each other, but that's exactly what happened this week live on air on the BBC's Persian television service. What came across clearly was that despite the deep tensions between their two governments, Iranians and Israelis actually have a surprising amount in common.

The UN Must Act On Syria Without Russia and China

Nehad Ismail | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

Can the world turn a blind eye to the atrocities committed by a murderous thuggish regime against its own people? Verbal condemnation is insufficient. Action is required and very quickly.

Iran Launches State-Monitored YouTube Clone (But No Gangnam Style In Sight)

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Tech

Iran has launched its own version of YouTube in an apparent attempt to curb Google's power within its borders, and control its citizens' access to con...

Will Oil Be Used as a Weapon Against the Kurdish People?

Laween Atroshi | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Politics
Laween Atroshi

One of the most famous captions of all time has been 'life is but a stage'. The stage has been set for the Kurdish Nation, a nation that has faced a t...

Time to Empower the Iranian Resistance

David Amess | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Politics
David Amess

The West have the answer, the only viable solution to neutralize the multiple Iranian threats is to recognize the NCRI as the legitimate representative of the Iranian people's aspirations and offer political and diplomatic support to the Iranian Resistance in their efforts to bring about a democratic change in Iran through toppling the current religious dictatorship ruling the country.

A Different Arab Spring: Has Israel Opened the Gates of Hell by Targeting Hamas?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Politics
Preetam Kaushik

An interesting development, although largely symbolic to assuage local sentiments, was the recalling of the Egyptian ambassador in Israel. The Egyptian TV network did not clarify whether the envoy was recalled for consultations or to express displeasure of the Israeli action.

Renewing the Rural Economy in Kurdistan - Interview With a Minister

Gary Kent | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

The ability to love your country but face the facts and be truthful about its shortcomings is what distinguishes patriotism from chauvinism, which essentially says 'my country right or wrong.'

Time for Accountability for the Iranian Regime's Leaders

Hossein Abedini | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Politics
Hossein Abedini

The Iranian people will not stay silent and will continue their protests even in the face of growing executions. The question is whether the international community will find the political resolve to follow their lead.

Iran Fires At US Drone

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK

Iran has fired at a US drone whilst it was in international airspace, the Pentagon announced. In the first ever acknowledgement of such action, a P...

Obama's Second Term: Realist or Radical?

Saqeb Mueen | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Politics
Saqeb Mueen

When he won his first election four years ago, he promised to restore America's reputation in the world. But as he starts his second and final term following a strong election victory last night, president Barack Obama resumes service in the White House with a reputation abroad as a hard-nosed leader who killed Osama Bin Laden and who sent drones to pursue extremists in far-flung places.

British Jets Could Be Deployed To Gulf As Iran Tensions Mount

The Independent | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK Politics

Britain is considering stationing warplanes in the Persian Gulf as the confrontation with Iran over its nuclear programme continues amid rising tensio...

Superstorm Sandy 'Caused By Iranian Secret Engineering With Help From The Brave Lions Of Syria'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

The Superstorm which battered America’s East Coast killing at least 50 people was allegedly caused by top-secret Iranian engineering, as championed ...