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
While the West deliberates, Saudi Arabia sends anti-aircraft missiles to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria
17 June 2013 06:29 PM
Opposition fighters in Syria, preparing for a major onslaught by government forces in their northern strongholds around Aleppo, have been equipped for the first time with shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles, it has emerged.
17 June 2013 06:05 PM
Hassan Rouhani has given his first news conference since being declared as Iran’s new President-elect, vowing to continue to enrich uranium and so putting him on a collision course with Western powers.
16 June 2013 09:37 PM
Syrian rebels fought back against forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo on Sunday after losing territory to government forces in recent days. Having been driven out of the key town of Qusayr two weeks ago, rebel fighters have been flocking to Aleppo to shore up one of the few remaining opposition strongholds.
16 June 2013 02:34 PM
Israel however is sceptical Rouhani will usher in change
16 June 2013 12:00 AM
But even with Glasgow-educated former nuclear negotiator in post, the clerics will rule
15 June 2013 12:00 AM
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
Iran chooses replacement for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei casts his vote, telling the US 'The hell with you'
14 June 2013 03:16 PM
Nation chooses between six candidates amid tight regulations and stringent controls on international arbiters and journalists
Iran votes for new president to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Ayatollah Khamenei warns voters 'our enemies win if turnout is low'
14 June 2013 10:14 AM
Whether Iran’s new leader will herald a new era remains unclear
11 June 2013 03:17 PM
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
11 June 2013 01:42 PM
Liberals and moderates in the Islamic Republic left with few option in presidential race
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
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