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
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
02 June 2013 07:14 PM
Newspaper close to Ahmadinejad suspended while supporters of moderate rounded up
Syria: Opposition set to boycott peace talks, saying Hezbollah's involvement makes dialogue 'impossible'
30 May 2013 04:41 PM
Comments come as a blow to international community, which has been at loggerheads over how to end the conflict
Handshake to further peace talks: John Kerry oversees breakthrough handshake between Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas
26 May 2013 11:17 PM
US Secretary of State's push for renewed peace talks between Israel and Palestine leads to promising moment at World Economic Forum
26 May 2013 09:32 AM
Hezbollah has heavy backing from Shia Iran, with analysts in the region fearing that the Syrian conflict is turning into a proxy war in the region
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
'Muslims pre-date Columbus in discovering America,' says Turkish president Erdogan
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Former Tory PM Sir John Major says 'we would not have an NHS without migrants'
- 1 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 2 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 3 Lana Del Rey rape video: Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking leaked footage
- 4 Kenya bus attack: Al-Shabaab militants kill 28 non-Muslims who failed to recite Koran
- 5 Largest ever study into the gay gene 'erodes the notion that sexual orientation is a choice'