Jawad Iqbal

The Iranian people have had enough

3 March 2024 9:18 pm

The record low turnout for parliamentary elections in Iran, which took place on Friday, is another blow to the regime’s…

Why is a West End theatre putting on ‘black only’ performances?

29 February 2024 9:38 pm

Why would the producers of a new West End play think it a good idea to put on select performances…

Why do football managers like Thomas Tuchel always get the blame?

22 February 2024 5:00 pm

Bayern Munich’s decision to part ways with their coach Thomas Tuchel is a rather bizarre form of managerial sacking. Tuchel…

Pakistani democracy is on the brink

18 February 2024 10:16 pm

A senior official in Pakistan has publicly confessed to vote-rigging in the country’s general election earlier this month. It is…

America might regret its Baghdad drone strike

9 February 2024 3:42 am

The latest American drone strike in Iraq, which killed the commander of a powerful Iranian-backed militia group, is one more…

Pakistani politics is like a Monopoly game

7 February 2024 4:30 pm

The levels of cynicism and disillusionment surrounding the upcoming parliamentary elections in Pakistan – due to take place tomorrow –…

Muslim voters are falling out of love with Keir Starmer

6 February 2024 6:24 pm

The Labour party has a problem with Muslims. A new poll suggests that British Muslim voters, who have traditionally supported…

The trouble with Marcus Rashford

4 February 2024 4:33 pm

What a week it’s been for Marcus Rashford, who divides opinion like almost no one else in football. The Manchester…

America is being sucked back into the Middle East

4 February 2024 12:22 am

It didn’t take long for the US military to retaliate to the drone strike in Jordan that killed three American…

Why Jordan is in Iran’s sights

30 January 2024 4:30 pm

The drone attack on a US base in Jordan that killed three American troops and injured dozens risks bringing one…

The ludicrous saga of India’s butter chicken war

28 January 2024 4:00 pm

Butter chicken, one of India’s best-known dishes and a favourite all over the world, is at the centre of an extraordinary…

Jurgen Klopp’s departure is a disaster for Liverpool

26 January 2024 11:30 pm

The news that the Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is to quit his job at the end of the season is…

Is Saudi Arabia softening its booze ban?

25 January 2024 4:30 pm

Saudi Arabia, an Islamic nation where drinking alcohol is strictly forbidden, is to get its first official liquor store. There’s…

How Modi is tearing up India’s secular state

23 January 2024 9:56 pm

The religious and political symbolism was unmistakable, as the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi led the consecration of a controversial new…

The clash between Iran and Pakistan is spiralling out of control

18 January 2024 11:15 pm

Pakistan’s retaliatory military strike on suspected militant bases in Iran – in response to Iranian attacks in Pakistani territory – can…

Iran’s attack on Pakistan shows how close the Middle East is to war

18 January 2024 12:17 am

Iranian airstrikes on ‘militant bases’ in neighbouring Pakistan signal a dangerous and worrying escalation of the conflict in the Middle East. Details…

Are Indian agents targeting British Sikhs?

17 January 2024 5:00 pm

How worried should British Sikhs be about the threat to their lives from forces acting on behalf of the Indian…

Jose Mourinho is no longer the ‘Special One’

16 January 2024 11:46 pm

Jose Mourinho, who has just been sacked by the Italian club AS Roma, is a once great manager on his…

In praise of Sven-Goran Eriksson

13 January 2024 11:00 am

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has revealed that he has cancer and, ‘at best’, about a year to live. The…

Tories are wrong to imply that Starmer is racist

12 January 2024 3:33 am

Is it really some kind of underhand racist smear for Labour to claim that Rishi Sunak ‘doesn’t get Britain’? This…

Channel 4 is tearing itself apart over diversity

10 January 2024 4:05 am

The chairman of Channel 4 has taken a swipe at the lack of diversity of the latest appointments to its…

How Sheikh Hasina is turning Bangladesh autocratic

9 January 2024 3:54 am

Politics in Bangladesh is very much a one-woman show, starring prime minister Sheikh Hasina, who has ruled the country for…

Lloyd Austin’s medical mystery scandal

8 January 2024 11:14 pm

Questions are growing over who knew what, and when, about the hospitalization of the defense secretary Lloyd Austin, the most senior…

What’s the truth about the US defence secretary’s mystery illness?

8 January 2024 8:28 pm

Questions are growing over who knew what, and when, about the hospitalisation of the American Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, the most…

The dark side of Bangladesh’s Sheikh Hasina

7 January 2024 5:00 pm

Politics in Bangladesh is very much a one-woman show, starring prime minister Sheikh Hasina, who has ruled the country for…