Rob Hastings is Assistant News Editor at The Independent. He has served on the news desk since 2010. While working as a freelance reporter and feature writer he was also published by The Guardian, The Times and the Financial Times.
04 December 2014 07:41 PM
Victims of alleged sex abuse wrote to Theresa May demanding a wider remit and new panel members
21 November 2014 05:59 PM
Talking to babies can improve their language and vocabulary skills
17 November 2014 12:00 AM
The small tomb of Esther and Mordechai doesn’t get many Jewish pilgrims these days.
11 November 2014 06:05 PM
Deyan Deyanov was diagnosed with ‘feigning illness’ partly due to ‘prejudiced views'
07 November 2014 05:52 PM
Royal admits to Doha's 'mistakes' over rights for migrant workers, but hopes creative education conference shows a different side to Qatar
04 November 2014 05:51 PM
She was named as this year’s Wise Prize laureate at a ceremony in Qatar
02 November 2014 09:28 PM
Nothing much has changed since the protests in 2009 despite President Rouhani’s pledges. Young and old are surprisingly open to quietly revealing their frustrations with theocratic rule, even to a Westerner
Traders and customers in Iran find a way around UN sanctions as deadline for nuclear agreement draws closer
02 November 2014 12:00 AM
29 October 2014 12:00 AM
It’s 4am in Tehran and I can’t sleep, having flown in just 90 minutes ago. Turning on the light in my hotel room, I open the pages of Shah of Shahs. Fittingly, it’s an account of a journalist sitting in a Tehran hotel room in the middle of the night. Unlike Ryszard Kapuscinski’s experience in 1979, however, there is no revolution outside my window.
21 October 2014 11:13 AM
An outlying district of the Austrian capital has drawn comparisons to Berlin's edgier neighbourhoods, says Rob Hastings
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more