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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 ...

The Solution on Iran Enigma Might Have Come From an Unexpected Place

David Amess | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Politics
David Amess

The recent victory of the main Iranian opposition movement, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) that succeeded in September in gett...

Tribunal Probes Execution of 20,000 Political Prisoners in Iran

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Politics
Peter G Tatchell

In one very bloody seven month period, from August 1988 to February 1989, at least 4,500 people, some of them teenagers, were executed, according to Amnesty International. This works out at an average execution rate of one person almost every hour for over 200 days.

Assessing American Power

Saqeb Mueen | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Politics
Saqeb Mueen

The media has anointed Barack Obama the winner of the most recent and final presidential debate devoted entirely to foreign policy issues. Yet, even though foreign affairs will feature little in the next few weeks, the rest of the world will take stock of Obama's presidency.

David Cameron and the Mitt in the Mirror

Nicholas Barrett | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Politics
Nicholas Barrett

Romney is terminally stained by the awkward perfume of elitism, something Cameron is and always has been trying desperately to run away from

Mitt Romney Says 'Syria Is Iran's Route To The Sea,' Is It? (MAP)

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Politics

According to Mitt Romney Syria is Iran's "route to the sea", which is one of the reasons Tehran sees Damascus as such an important ally. Is it? Wel...

We Should Not Send Mixed Messages to Iran

Ryszard Czarnecki | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Politics
Ryszard Czarnecki

This is definitely the worst time for our parliament to send any delegation to Iran. It would weaken our international stand and send mixed signals just when sanctions are starting to work and the mullahs feel they have to start paying a price for their constant violation of international obligations.

Foreign Policy on the Fringe of the Conferences

Gary Kent | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Leon Trotsky, not someone I usually quote, once said that people may not be interested in politics but politics is often interested in them. British people may be wary of foreign interventions but foreign crises can profoundly affect domestic politics. The suffering that we see every day in Syria won't go away and will have to be addressed, sooner rather than later.

The Free Syrian Army Must Not Execute the 48 Iranian Hostages

Nehad Ismail | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK
Nehad Ismail

I urge the Free Syrian Army to release the Iranian hostages unharmed and without prior conditions.

At the Next Presidential Debate, Obama Has 90 Minutes to Save the World

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Politics
Gareth Edmundson

Barack, for goodness sake, man up. At the next debate you have 90 minutes to prove to the American People that you want to be president, beat the other guy and possibly save the world from gaffe induced destruction. No pressure then.

Democratic Change, the Only Viable Option for Iran

Hossein Abedini | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Politics
Hossein Abedini

On Friday 28 September 2012, US secretary of state Hillary Clinton announced publicly her long-overdue decision to delist the main Iranian opposition ...

European Parliament's Controversial October Trip to Iran

Abbas Rezai | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Politics
Abbas Rezai

Once again, the European Parliament is planning to send a delegation to Tehran. The trip, scheduled for the end of this month, was confirmed by the pa...

New Circumstances - New Opportunity

Lord Maginnis | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

The regime has continually used the labels 'terrorist' and 'cult' in order to dehumanise the members of the PMOI and to neutralise its impact.

Could We Still Stop A Strike On Iran?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK

World leaders will launch an eleventh hour push to defuse a potential deadly Middle East conflict over the threat from a nuclear Iran, prioritising di...