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.
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
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
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
Russian warships in English Channel 'to conduct anti-aircraft and anti-submarine military drills'
- 1 BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
- 4 'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes
- 5 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats