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.
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
20 October 2014 11:31 PM
Young mother said she had stage-four cervical cancer with a 15-20 per cent survival rate
15 August 2014 03:00 PM
There Will Be Blood, Jonny Greenwood and the London Contemporary Orchestra, Camden Roundhouse, gig review
07 August 2014 12:47 PM
Sparse and at times just plain peculiar but always brilliantly original
Graham Coxon, The Roundhouse, review: Blur guitarist is good company but it’s hard to say any of his songs stand out
03 August 2014 11:28 PM
“It was an effort going through all that stuff,” Graham Coxon says of his back catalogue, “to find anything worth playing”.
17 July 2014 12:00 AM
Judges praised Birmingham’s nominee for its 'three stacked boxes adorned with a glittering filigree screen'
02 July 2014 09:04 AM
A good night for the vast majority of uber fans, but not this one
25 June 2014 02:08 PM
The Spaghetti Western star will be remembered for his many iconic film roles
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
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