Alistair Dawber is The Independent’s Jerusalem correspondent. The paper’s former foreign editor and deputy foreign editor, Alistair joined The Independent in 2008 as a business correspondent. He is a Liverpool fan, in exile
03 March 2015 12:00 AM
Given that she led the bloody re-conquest of Spain in the 15th century, bumping off lord knows how many of her opponents (largely Muslims and Jews who would not convert to Christianity) it was probably wise to wait a good few decades after her death to defy Queen Isabella’s dying wish.
27 February 2015 06:35 PM
As the number of new cases of the disease recedes each week in the worst-affected areas, international aid agencies warn that winding down the effort against the epidemic too quickly risks a resurgence
China to Spain cargo train: Successful first 16,156-mile round trip on world's longest railway brings promise of increased trade
24 February 2015 06:01 PM
Before the Yixin'ou line was opened, goods traded between the EU and China depended on inefficient sea or air transport, meaning higher prices in Europe
20 February 2015 01:26 AM
The other eurozone bailout recipients - Portugal, Ireland and Spain - are showing an improvement
19 February 2015 10:08 PM
The country's Western-backed leaders say they are desperate to fight 'rampant terrorism' from Isis but international governments, including Britain's, don’t believe military action can solve the country's problems
19 February 2015 06:20 PM
Mayors say they are 'deeply concerned' the Church has taken over the complex
17 February 2015 07:26 PM
Despite the spectre of Isis making greater inroads, the PM says he does not regret helping to get rid of Gaddafi
17 February 2015 12:00 AM
Necessity, so the saying goes, is the mother of all invention. Think the wheel, the printing press and the internal combustion engine, to name but three breakthroughs in human advancement which prove the theory. Doubtlessly, one day we will go to Mars, and beyond.
16 February 2015 07:57 PM
Bombers strike at Libyan targets after murder of 21 Egyptian Christians
13 February 2015 06:01 PM
The trunk and roots date back 300 million years
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
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