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
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
- 1 The political parties aren't all the same – which means 2015 will be a 'big-choice' election
- 2 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 5 Naomi Wolf reacts to Isis 'conspiracy theories' critism after she questions whether beheading videos are real