For six years the former Iranian ambassador battled accusations he was an arms dealer. Now, he tells Paul Peachey that the political brinkmanship by the UK and the US over his extradition cost him his health
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Tuesday 25 November 2008
The decision by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to commission a study into the impact of an amnesty for illegal immigrants has not gone down well in Westminster. Mr Johnson's party leader, David Cameron, has refused to endorse the idea, and the Immigration minister, Phil Woolas, has described Mr Johnson as both "naive in the extreme" and a "nincompoop".
Sunday 14 September 2008
Monday 08 September 2008
Tough airport baggage restrictions that wrecked holiday travel plans for many thousands of consumers were introduced overnight in the wake of the arrests of the bomb plot gang.
Sunday 31 August 2008
Friday 15 August 2008
Jeremy Paxman may have wept on television when he discovered his poverty-stricken roots in a Glasgow tenement block, but if the Scots thought this would spare them the famous snarling disdain of the BBC's grand inquisitor-in-chief, they were in for a rude awakening.
Monday 16 June 2008
A British man accused of the "biggest military computer hack of all time" will make a last desperate plea today to try to stop his extradition to the US.
Sunday 08 June 2008
Friday 18 April 2008
An Islamist activist who made militant statements to the press and heckled the then Home Secretary John Reid has been convicted of terrorist fund-raising and inciting terrorism overseas.
Thursday 17 April 2008
Notorious Muslim activist Abu Izzadeen was today found guilty of fundraising for terrorists and inciting terrorism overseas.
Monday 17 March 2008
Wandering past a posterboard for the Holywell Music Room coffee concerts, it is easy to feel a twinge of jealous admiration for the pro-active types who forego their Sunday morning torpor for a fix of culture and caffeine. The anxiety is quickly soothed, however, with comforting convictions of this breed's rarity. How very unnerving then, on one's first venture to this kind of concert, to encounter a room filled with audience members, as it was at this recital featuring the violinist Thomas Gould and John Reid on the piano.
Thursday 07 February 2008
The current number of police officers in England and Wales is unsustainable and will have to fall, an official report said today.
Sunday 11 June 2006
Friday 26 May 2006
Saturday 20 May 2006
Well, you cannot say that stock markets have failed to live up to their long-term reputation in the past few days. Investors have once again been reacquainted with the idea that shares earn higher returns for a reason: they are riskier and more volatile than other types of mainstream investment asset.
Friday 19 May 2006
Eric Forth, the Conservative MP and one of the leading members of the Commons "awkward squad", has died from cancer, aged 61. An announcement from Conservative Campaign Headquarters yesterday said he had "died peacefully in his sleep" with his wife, Carol, at his side.
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