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A shop has withdrawn from sale items such as frying pans, ironing boards and anything used to clean the house spike at this time of year

Spanish politician Luis Alberto Nicol·s strips for a poster campaign

Spanish politicians strip off on campaign posters to push 'transparency' in a corrupt world

The Spanish economy is struggling to emerge from the nuclear winter that was the economic crisis, and, it seems, a new corruption scandal emerges all the time

Federico Trillo

Spanish Ambassador to Britain caught up in financial controversy

The company, Corporación Llorente, is under scrutiny as part of a wider investigation into how state permits were distributed to energy firms

An Italian military ship with would be immigrants onboard in the port of Pozzallo, Sicily, last year

Migrant boat disaster: How to end the loss of life in the Mediterranean

From search and rescue to blockading traffickers, the options explained

Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa sit at a centre for illegal migrants in Misrata on April 15 after their boat was intercepted by the Libyan coast guard

Calls for UN-backed force to intervene in Libya to stop people smugglers

Malta's prime minister offered the radical solution to the migrant crisis

An Italian policeman stands guard as migrants eat while waiting at the port of Lampedusa to board a ferry bound for Porto Empedocle in Sicily. Authorities on the Italian island of Lampedusa struggled to cope with a huge influx of newly-arrived migrants as aid organisations warned the Libya crisis means thousands more could be on their way

Migrant boat disaster: EU must commit funds to stop many more dying

Last week alone, 10,000 people were plucked from sinking boats

Rodrigo Rato is suspected, along with others, of illegally repatriating foreign assets

Rodrigo Rato: Humiliation for ex-IMF chief held as part of tax fraud probe

Rato investigated over 'repatriated earnings' as yet another financial scandal engulfs Spanish politics

Troitiño was sentenced to 2,746 years in jail in Spain, of which he served 24

Eta militant Antonio Troitino loses Spanish extradition fight

Troitiño was convicted in Spain of carrying out a spate of terrorist attacks in the 1980s,

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