Alistair Dawber

Alistair Dawber is The Independent's Spain correspondent. He has twice been the foreign editor and was also Jerusalem correspondent. Alistair initially worked on the business desk as investment editor.

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Don Froilán with his mother Elena, Duchess of Lugo

Young Spanish royal Don Froilan accused of racial abuse at theme park after trying to jump queue

The nephew of King Felipe is alleged to have said: 'I'm fourth in line to the Spanish throne'

Rallying call: Esperanza Aguirre is well known for speaking her mind

People’s Party stalwart Esperanza Aguirre faces close fight in Madrid mayoral election

The tough-talking politician has been compared to Margaret Thatcher

People help a man wounded in a suicide attack on the Shiite Imam Ali mosque

Isis claims responsibility for Saudi mosque bombing against Shia minority

More than 150 people were attending Friday prayers in al-Qadeeh

Yemen crisis: Up to a third of soldiers involved in country's civil war are children, claims Human Rights Watch

The group has accused all sides of deploying minors in the conflict

President Robert Mugabe is largely blamed for crippling Zimbabwe’s economy

Robert Mugabe's MPs warned not to embarrass him by asking questions about Zimbabwe's collapsed economy

Farmers are again going unpaid and the government coffers are empty

Chimps kissing at Sa Coma's Safari Zoo, pictured in 2008

Chimpanzees Adam and Eve terrify holidaymakers after escaping from zoo in Mallorca

Spanish police have been castigated by animal rights groups for shooting Eve dead, while Adam is still at large

Israeli soldiers in an image provided by campaign group Breaking the Silence

'From what we knew, that area was supposedly devoid of civilians': The testimonies of Israeli soldiers provided to Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence claims many of the deaths in last summer's war in Gaza were preventable, and were the result of Israeli military policies

IDF soldiers and vehicles in an image provided by campaign group Breaking the Silence

'Fire at every person': Israeli soldiers reveal they were ordered to shoot to kill in Gaza combat zones – even if targets may have been civilians

Israeli campaign group Breaking the Silence interviews more than 60 members of the Israeli army, air force and navy, including soldiers and officers

The number of wild Iberian lynxes had fallen to fewer than 100

Iberian lynx cubs born in the wild bring hope for the world's most endangered feline species

At least two cubs were spotted last week by monitors who have been tracking the progress of a female lynx, Kodiak, released into the wild two years ago

Mother's Day cactus, anyone? At least it's not an ironing board...

A third of Spaniards don't leave home until their 30s - and the presents they buy their Mums on Mothering Sunday is causing a bit of a problem

A shop has withdrawn from sale items such as frying pans, ironing boards and anything used to clean the house spike at this time of year

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