Good News Travellers - You Can Now Fly Direct From London Heathrow To Tehran's Famous Evin Prison

Neil Durkin | Posted 02.09.2017 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

So they're back. Direct flights from London to Tehran, that is. After a four-year break, including delays for "technical" reasons after originally ann...

10 Reasons You Should Visit Iran Now

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 01.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Holidays to Iran will become much more accessible now that the Foreign Office has lifted advisory against travel, and flights will become more readily...

Soft Toppling - Iran's Latest Use of a Dual-National as a Political Pawn

Neil Durkin | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

When news of the accusations against Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe came though recently, the phrase that caught the eye in many of the reports was that the Revolutionary Guard alleged that she'd participated in the "design and implementation of cyber and media projects to cause the soft toppling of the Islamic Republic". Soft toppling. Rather like a chess piece casually knocked over.

Air France Crew Refuse To Wear Headscarves In Tehran

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK

Air France is reportedly facing an internal revolt after it announced female cabin crew must wear headscarves on Iranian soil as the airline prepares ...

Russia-Iran Style Cooperation in Syria Could Prove Possible in Afghanistan, But With Greater Success

Jamila Mammadova | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jamila Mammadova

Twenty-five years ago the Soviet Army returned home after nine years of fighting in Afghanistan. After the soviet withdrawal, the country plunged into...

Another Brick in the Wall

Andy Lopata | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK
Andy Lopata

A few years ago I visited China on a trip around Asia with my girlfriend at the time. My girlfriend had a connection to someone who ran executive retreats at The Great Wall and we had visited the retreat while there, sipping Champagne at sunset and sleeping out on the Wall.

This House Has Rotating Rooms

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech

This is the Shafri-Ha House. Built in Tehran, Iran it's an enormous luxury house that combines modern technology with traditional Iranian design eleme...

Rich Kids Of Tehran Shows A Very Different Side Of Iran

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK

A controversial Instagram account purporting to show the affluent lifestyles of young men and women in Iran's capital has emerged. Rich Kids Of Te...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Talking To Tehran

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 17 June 2014... 1) TALKING TO TEHRAN The rise of al Qaeda offshoot Isis in Iraq has turned ...

This Killer Iranian Dust Storm Is Absolutely Terrifying (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK

These extraordinary images show how the power of an unprecedented dust storm swallowed Tehran, plunging Iran's capital into darkness and killing at l...

German Manufacturer Atlas Denies Selling Cranes To Iran, Which Have Been Used For Public Hangings

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

A German crane manufacturer has denied selling its wares to Iran, which were subsequently used in public hangings. Human rights groups have lambast...

Jessica Elgot

'Drones Make A Difference'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Jane Marriott’s living room is one of the most dangerous places in the world. The UK’s new ambassador to Yemen, living in a tight cluster of me...

A European Parliament Visit to Iran Without Preconditions on Human Rights

Abbas Rezai | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics
Abbas Rezai

The European Parliament's Delegation for relations with Iran is set to travel to Tehran this week. If it goes ahead as planned, this will be the first official visit by the parliament to Iran in 6 years. The parliament's governing body last month authorized a 10-member delegation to travel to Iran from 12-17 December.

'Legitimate Concerns' About Iran Nuclear Deal, Hague Admts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

Concerns over the nuclear deal with Iran are "legitimate", Foreign Secretary William Hague has acknowledged, but said the deal should "give us faith i...

Iran Nuclear Talks Still 'Very Difficult'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

William Hague has arrived for talks in Geneva amid hopes an historic deal may finally be signed on Iran's nuclear programme. He said that remaining...

Beirut Bomb Blast Rips Through Iran Embassy (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

A deadly blast that tore through a Beirut street housing the Iranian embassy has killed more than 20 people, with the cultural attaché to Lebanon rep...

Israeli PM Demands End To Settlement Construction Plans

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Israel’s prime minister has sensationally ordered that his housing minister halt construction plans to build 25,000 homes in the disputed West Bank ...

Deal Or No Deal?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

World leaders may have hit a stumbling block in Geneva, after talks on Tehran's controversial nuclear programme appear to have reached an impasse, des...

In Geneva, Tension As Iran Deal On Knife Edge

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK

World leaders have not yet made any deal with Iran over its controversial nuclear programme, with "important gaps" still to be closed at the tense neg...

Iraqi Kurds: From Object to Subject of History

Gary Kent | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

It sometimes seems that Iraqi Kurds have no word with the urgency of manana but it hasn't stopped Iraqi Kurdistan making tremendous strides in a few short years. The best start date for their renaissance is 2006, the first full year of the new Iraqi constitution, agreed by the people and which recognised Kurdistan as a largely autonomous region.

Blair Urges West To Intervene In Syria

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics

The cost paid by the West for not getting involved in the conflict in Syria could be higher than that of intervening in the civil war, Tony Blair has ...

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.

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...

Iran Blocks Access To Google

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Tech

Iran will attempt to block Google, Gmail and YouTube in response to an anti-Islamic film which has sparked deadly protests across the world. A Iran...

While We Wring Our Hands Over Syria, There's a Deafening Silence Over Torture in Bahrain

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Over the past 18 months, Bahraini security forces, aided by troops from Saudi Arabia, have engaged in a brutal crackdown against the island nation's own Syria-style uprising. Bahrain is home to the Arab Spring's forgotten revolution.