Angus McDowall

Tehran Correspondent for the Independent

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Tehran Correspondent for the Independent newspaper

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Iran has released a videotape and three letters purporting to be from Faye Turney, the lone woman among fifteen British captives, apologizing for crossing into Iran's territorial…

Another Growing Crisis in the Middle East

Iran has released a videotape and three letters purporting to be from Faye Turney, the lone woman among fifteen British captives, apologizing for crossing into Iran's territorial…

from To the Point

In the Persian Gulf, the US Navy has begun its largest demonstration of force in the Gulf since the Iraq invasion.  The massive maneuvers come just four days after  Iran's capture of…

Iran Downplays British Soldiers' Arrest, US War Games

In the Persian Gulf, the US Navy has begun its largest demonstration of force in the Gulf since the Iraq invasion.  The massive maneuvers come just four days after Iran's capture of…

from To the Point

Iran is expanding its influence in Iraq, supporting Hamas and Hezbollah and threatening Israel's right to exist.

Will America's Next War Be with Iran?

Iran is expanding its influence in Iraq, supporting Hamas and Hezbollah and threatening Israel's right to exist.

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