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
07 June 2013 02:57 PM
Vladimir Putin has offered to send Russian troops to act as peacekeepers in the Golan Heights after Austria said it would withdraw its forces following violent clashes in the area earlier this week.
07 June 2013 10:07 AM
Meitur unit deployed along with infantry from other armored divisions
Syria: Concern in Jerusalem as Austrian peacekeepers withdraw from regime-seized Golan Heights border crossing
07 June 2013 06:40 AM
A border crossing between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights was the scene of heavy fighting yesterday, which eventually led to loyalist troops taking control of the position.
06 June 2013 06:40 PM
Less than two months after taking office and after passing a controversial budget, the the career prospects of this telegenic finance minister are looking at lot less rosy
06 June 2013 02:16 PM
Action comes just a day before city's annual gay pride festival
Al-Qa'ida head Ayman al-Zawahri posts video call for Syrians to topple President Assad after fall of border town Qusayr
06 June 2013 10:48 AM
'America, its agents and allies want you to bring down the criminal Baathist regime, and then set up a government loyal to them'
Video: Iran funeral for dissident Ayatollah Jalaluddin Taheri turns into anti-government protest - only 10 days ahead of Iran's presidential elections
05 June 2013 03:24 PM
Crowds chant 'death to the dictator' in reference to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
05 June 2013 07:47 AM
UN report claims chemical weapons have been used by both sides in civil war
03 June 2013 12:43 PM
Britain is unsure about whether to arm the rebel groups in Syria and will only decide after a peace conference, which the international community is hoping to host in Geneva in the coming weeks.
Israel prepares as war clouds gather: Russia's determination to supply S-300 missiles to Assad's Syrian regime raises fears of arming Hezbollah
02 June 2013 07:37 PM
Russia’s insistence that it will supply Syria with S300 missiles has heightened fears that they could fall into the hands of Hezbollah
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
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- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 Now diplomacy has failed, boycotting Israel might be the only way we can protect the people of Gaza
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 5 Kelsey Grammer forgives the man who raped and murdered his sister in 1975
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