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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A Yemeni man sits at a stall at a market in the capital Sanaa's old city on July 27, 2015.

Yemen conflict has pushed six million people to the brink of starvation, Oxfam warns

The UK is helping to arm Saudi planes attacking rebel targets in the country

People sunbathe at Levante Beach on July 22, 2015 in Benidorm, Spain.

Benidorm makes unlikely bid for Unesco World Heritage status

As town officials bid for World Heritage status, Alistair Dawber travels to the Spanish resort to weigh up its chances

Cats and dogs in Trigueros del Valle now have similar rights to men and women

Human rights for cats and dogs: Spanish town council votes overwhelmingly in favour of defining pets as 'non-human residents'

Animal rights group hails decision as 'a great day for humans and non-human citizens alike'

The leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq

Isis 'making plans in case leadership is killed'

Reports suggest Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi delegates tasks to a war cabinet

The journalists were taken close to the northern Syrian city of Aleppo

Three Spanish journalists kidnapped in Syria

It is believed that the trio of freelancers were taken about 10 days ago

Young Brits come to Magaluf ‘to let their hair down’, says Silvia Innes, owner of Godfather’s restaurant

Magaluf crackdown: Majorcan resort fails to tell British tourists it has cleaned itself up

Notwithstanding the new fines for drunkenness, bars seem just as keen to rake in the cash

Women making pots in Okwenya, at a business funded by a loan from the Foundation

Mama Zimbi: The woman who helps Ghana's widows who are forced to sleep with husbands' corpses as part of humiliating ritual

The radio star on how her charity funds co-operative businesses that have helped dispossessed and spurned Ghanaian women turn their lives around

A Podemos party supporter holds a placard reading 'We can change history' at a march in January in Madrid

Spanish politics is changing drastically as radical left-wing groups take control and enforce siestas

Also curbs on tourism and a real-life Ministry of Truth: Say hola! to the new Spanish politics

Iranians celebrate in the streets of Tehran

Iran nuclear deal: Jubilation in Tehran, relief in the White House and dismay in Israel as agreement is finally reached

Iran welcomed back to international community after a decade of negotiations

Officials estimate the pigeon population will fall by up to 80 per cent within five years. File photo

Spanish town puts its pigeons on the pill in bid to reduce numbers

Officials estimate the population will fall by up to 80 per cent within five years

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