UK arms exports to Iran

Iran: Country overview The Islamic Republic of Iran has a population of 80 million and is located on the Eastern shores of the Persian Gulf, bordering Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Since the overthrown of the monarchy in 1979, Iran has been a Shia-ruled Islamic Republic. President Hassan Rouhani, winning the presidential election in […]

Predicting violence

One of the most exciting technological developments in armed violence reduction may be the ability to predict and forecast where future violence will occur. But how are these predictions derived and exactly how useful are they? The future is a Tom Cruise science fiction film In the film Minority Report, based on a short story […]

Zeina Khodr

Zeina Khodr is a roving correspondent for Al Jazeera who focuses on the Arab world, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Khodr has worked in the news industry for over 15 years, including posts at Al Jazeera’s online and Arabic language services, MBC, Emirates Dubai Television, the BBC’s World Service and CNN. Her reporting on the fall […]

Scott Peterson

Scott Peterson is Istanbul bureau chief for the Christian Science Monitor, and covers the Middle East from Istanbul, Turkey. Peterson joined The Monitor in 1996 as the Moscow bureau chief, during which time he covered events from Algiers to Beirut to Tehran, as well as Russia and Central Asia. In 1999, he travelled with the […]

Ramita Navai

Ramita Navai is a British-Iranian journalist and a reporter for Channel 4’s foreign affairs series Unreported World. Navai worked as the Tehran correspondent for The Times from 2003 to 2006, and covered events such as parliamentary and presidential elections, human rights cases and the escalating nuclear crisis. She has reported from Afghanistan in 2005 investigating […]

Nima Elbagir

Nima Elbagir is an award-winning Sudanese foreign correspondent for CNN. She began her career working for Reuters in 2002, where she was one of the first journalists to give inside reports on the conflict in Darfur. She then worked for Channel 4, where she freelanced from Kabul and reported for the ‘Unreported World’ documentary series. […]

Nadezhda Kevorkova

Nadezhda Kevorkova is a war correspondent for Russia Today. She has covered the Arab Spring, military and religious conflicts, and the anti-globalisation movement. Her work as a reporter has taken her to Egypt, Sudan, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Azerbaijan, among others. She covered the ‘Gaza Freedom Flotilla’ in 2008, 2010 and […]

Red line crossed? The world reacts to chemical attacks in Syria

The world has collectively condemned the alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syria on Wednesday, which reportedly resulted in over 1,000 deaths. The Syrian government has denied the use of chemical weapons, calling the allegations “illogical and fabricated,” and claim that they are “propaganda.” By contrast, Syrian opposition groups claim that the attacks were launched by […]

Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry Photojournalist Steve McCurry is a photojournalist whose career was launched when he crossed the Pakistan border into rebel-controlled areas of Afghanistan just before the Soviet invasion. He went on to cover the Iran-Iraq wars, the civil wars in Cambodia, the Philippines and Afghanistan. His most famous photograph, “Afghan Girl,” taken in a refugee […]

WHO: 1 in 3 women are affected by physical or sexual violence

“35% of women will experience sexual or physical violence in their lifetime”. That was the shock findings of the first-ever global report on violence against women released by the World Health Organization last week. It was a report that made for grim reading. It stated that 30% of violence perpetrated against women is at the hands of their ‘intimate’ partners. That a […]

Marking a new dawn: the Arms Trade Treaty signing ceremony

The Arms Trade Treaty is signed today in a historic move to reduce armed violence.

Iran, Syrian and DPRK stall adoption of Arms Trade Treaty

The adoption of the global Arms Trade Treaty was stalled yet again after Syria, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea blocked an agreement today.