UK Iran

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.

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...