Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iranian Student Sentenced To Seven Years In Jail By The 'Judge Of Death'

The Huffington Post UK | Amelia Amin | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

An Iranian student and political activist, Maryam Shafipour, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by the "judge of death" for crimes against...

Jessica Elgot

'There Is An Old Wound, But Now It Needs To Be Healed' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

Iran's newly-elected president Hassan Rouhani has signalled he is ready to talk to both Britain and the US to "remove the problems between us," and re...

'Moderate' Cleric Rouhani Looks Set To Take Iran's Presidency

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK

Iran's most moderate presidential candidate, the cleric Hassan Rouhani, looks set to win simple majority as votes are counted in the country's electio...

Iran's Election Should Not Have Any Impact on Our Relationship?

Robert Halfon | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Politics
Robert Halfon

Today the Iranian people go to the polls for the first time since 2009's controversial reelection of President Ahmadinejad... Unfortunately, with hundreds of candidates disqualified and all the current Presidential hopefuls part of the ruling establishment and links with Ayatollah Khamenei, it is unlikely that there will be any reforms.

What's Next For Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Comedy

What's next for Ahmadinejad? With his villainous charm and strident views, the former Iranian leader is bound to have a raft of offers to cash in on h...

'An Absolute Disaster'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK

His wild rants to the United Nations and capture of "invading" British sailors might be how President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is currently remembered by m...

The 10 Most Outrageous Quotes Of Ahmadinejad

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK

He's called UN sanctions against Iran "annoying flies, like a used tissue" and George Bush "a wicked man" but the Middle East's most colourful Preside...

The Last Of The Bad Guys

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK

Everything must come to an end. The departure of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad marks the culmination of an era of bad guys who reached a truly ...

Iranian Election Candidate Queried on Academic Credentials

Amir Dastmalchian | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Politics
Amir Dastmalchian

Hassan Rowhani, one of the candidates in Iran's presidential elections set for Friday 14 June, is not the first politician of recent times to have his academic credentials questioned. According to an article in the Daily Telegraph, despite Mr Rowhani revising his official biography there are still queries over the timing of his studies, especially in the light of his political career.

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

Struan Stevenson | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson

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...

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...

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...

Chavez's Last Words Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK

Hugo Chavez, the once indefatigable leader of Venezuela, died pleading with his Cuban doctors saying: "I don't want to die", according the one of his ...

Pippa Middleton And David Cameron Join Facebook

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK

Poor David Cameron. He took a shoeing for joining Twitter and now his personal Facebook profile has amassed a single, lousy “like”. The Prime ...

It's On: Iran's Ahmadinejad Takes On Israel's Netanyahu In Lightsaber Battle

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Politics

Iran-Israel tensions have reached a shocking climax, with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Benjamin Netanyahu battling it out mano-a-mano with Star Wars Jedi l...

Tribunal Probes Execution of 20,000 Political Prisoners in Iran

Peter Tatchell | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Politics
Peter 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.

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...

March to Victory for People of Iran...

Naghmeh Rajabi | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK
Naghmeh Rajabi

After nearly two decades, the PMOI (People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran) is delisted from the State Department's list of terror organizations, by the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Upon hearing this news, large waves of celebration could be seen across different cities from Washington DC to New York and Toronto and from Paris to London and Oslo.

Jessica Elgot

'Forget Syria, Think About Us' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK

Riot police used teargas to disperse hundreds of angry demonstrators in Tehran, chanting anti-government slogans after the value of Iranian currency p...

Iranian News Agency Runs Spoof Obama Story As Fact

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Iran's top news agency Fars has issued an apology after running a story lifted from satirical website The Onion - unaware that it was actually a spoof...

'American Voters Prefer Ahmadinejad To Obama'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK

An Iranian news agency with ties to the government has mistakenly reported a spoof story that rural white Americans would prefer President Mahmoud Ahm...

WATCH: Ahmadinejad Uses Piers Morgan Interview To Deny Holocaust

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan to once again deny the holocaust. The Iranian President, who is in New York to give ...

MI6 Chief's 'Secret Visit' To Israel

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK

A senior MI6 chief paid a secret visit to Israel in order to urge the country not to take military action against Iran over its nuclear programme, it ...

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...

Barack Obama 'Naked' In New Ad Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 25.08.2012 | Home

Ever wondered what Barack Obama looks like naked? A new advertising campaign created by an agency in Ecuador is giving you an opportunity to find ...