Rob Hastings is Deputy News Editor at The Independent. He has served on the news desk since 2010, and also writes travel articles, music reviews and features. In 2015 he shortlisted for the Washington Post’s Laurence Stern Fellowship for a series on reportage features from Iran.
18 March 2015 06:46 PM
‘Theft I love it, drugs I love it, murder I hate it’
06 March 2015 06:31 PM
Sonia Pereiro Mendez was said to have been 'publicly mocked' for being a woman – a situation that worsened after she revealed she was expecting a baby
03 March 2015 10:50 AM
Dramatically made over for a BBC programme, this little mansion offers both comfort and style, says Rob Hastings
Ennio Morricone review: Veteran soundtrack composer squeezes every last drop of spaghetti western magic for The Ecstasy of Gold
08 February 2015 11:29 PM
The 02, London
30 January 2015 05:29 PM
Fijian Prime Minister: "We are righting a wrong"
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
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 2 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 3 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 4 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train