Alistair Dawber

Alistair Dawber is The Independent’s Jerusalem correspondent. The paper’s former foreign editor and deputy foreign editor, Alistair joined The Independent in 2008 as a business correspondent. He is a Liverpool fan, in exile

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Reformist-backed Hassan Rouhani wins Iranian presidential election

But even with Glasgow-educated former nuclear negotiator in post, the clerics will rule

Waze: Putting Silicon Wadi on the map

This week's $1.15bn sale of GPS app Waze to Google is a major milestone on Israel's road to hi-tech success. By Alistair Dawber

Iranian men cast their ballots during presidential elections at a polling station in Qom, 125 kilometers (78 miles) south of the capital Tehran, Iran

Iran chooses replacement for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei casts his vote, telling the US 'The hell with you'

Nation chooses between six candidates amid tight regulations and stringent controls on international arbiters and journalists

Iranians go to the polls on Friday to elect a new president knowing that for the first time in eight years the country will be led by someone other than Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran votes for new president to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Ayatollah Khamenei warns voters 'our enemies win if turnout is low'

Whether Iran’s new leader will herald a new era remains unclear

Pakistani soldiers standing guard in Karachi, ahead of last month's election

Pakistan denies receiving weapons and security equipment from Israel

Liberal newspaper claims Jewish state exported arms to four Arab countries

Sole reformist candidate Mohammad Reza Aref withdraws from Iran elections to elect successor to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Liberals and moderates in the Islamic Republic left with few option in presidential race

People jubilating in the center of Qusayr as they celebrate the Syrian government's recapture of the town earlier in the week after nearly three weeks of heavy fighting

US ponders arming Syria rebels as Hezbollah-backed government forces gain upper hand

Washington meetings come in wake of rebels' loss of Qusair

Aleppo: Syrian rebels execute teenager Mohammad Kattaa in front of his parents, say reports

A teenage boy from the Syrian city of Aleppo is reported to have been executed in front of his family by an Islamist rebel group, which accused him of blasphemy.

Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that Israel could act to prevent the Syrian civil war from spilling into a buffer zone between the two countries

Netanyahu says Israel will act to defend itself if Syrian civil war spills over

Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that Israel could act to prevent the Syrian civil war from spilling into a buffer zone between the two countries.

Danny Danon has cast doubt on whether the country’s government is willing to accept a future Palestinian state

'The international community can say whatever they want': Israeli minister Danny Danon decries two-state solution

A rising star on the right of Israeli politics has cast doubt on whether the country’s government is willing to accept a future Palestinian state.

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