post 03 March 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Why Netanyahu wants to scupper a US deal with Iran

Israel is much more frightened by Iran than by the Islamic State group - which explains why he will today warn the US against any nuclear deal with Tehran.

post 30 December 2014
How 2014 unfolded - in tweets

In Britain, 2014 was the year of the floods, Ukraine saw a revolution, Scotland almost went indy and the deadly Ebola struck west Africa.

article 16 December 2014 World, Australia
Sydney siege 'may have happened', despite checks

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott reveals the gunman behind the Sydney cafe siege was not on a government watchlist - despite his radical views and charges linked to the murder of his ex-wife.

article 03 December 2014 World, Iran
F-4 jets
Iran jet fighters bomb IS militants in Iraq

Iran conducts air strikes against Islamic State group targets in Iraq, but the US says the strikes were not done in conjunction with the US-led coalition.

post 02 December 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki: time to step up the war in Syria

It's startling to hear someone advocate all out warfare: no negotiations with Iran, a campaign to defeat Assad by military means, faith in a "moderate" opposition.

video 24 November 2014 World, China

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Iran nuclear deal: US dithering 'is a huge worry' - video

Dr Hossein Mousavian, a former Iranian negotiator on its nuclear programme, says Iran has one "ultimate decision maker" but President Barack Obama could face a meddlesome challenge from congress.

post 24 November 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Times may have changed for Iran - but US Republicans haven't

As world powers struggle to reach a deal with Iran on its nuclear programme, Republicans in the US could prove the biggest obstacle to an agreement.

article 23 November 2014 World, Iran
British-Iranian woman freed after Iran volleyball jailing
British-Iranian woman freed after Iran volleyball jailing

Ghoncheh Ghavami, who was imprisoned for a year for trying to gain access to a volleyball match in Tehran, is freed on bail.

post 21 November 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Monday at midnight: will we see nuclear peace in our time?

Will a deal on Iran's nuclear programme lead to rapprochement between the US and the Islamic state after 35 years of enmity?

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