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.
09 July 2013 04:14 PM
After revelations about Ben Zygier, 'Prisoner X No. 2' blamed for 'horrible security breach'
Alistair Dawber on Yasser Arafat: After so many years in power, why kill a man at the end of his career?
24 June 2013 05:53 PM
“Let’s get rid of him.” Those were the words of the former Israeli defence minister, Shaul Mofaz, speaking to Ariel Sharon during a public conference two and a half years before Yasser Arafat died.
21 June 2013 04:30 PM
Guard later appeared in court on suspicion of murder
20 June 2013 05:33 PM
This week an odd assortment of personalities came together to celebrate the life of the outgoing Israeli president - but how to judge such a long and varied career?
20 June 2013 04:12 PM
Reports talk of rows with members of administration over scope of his role
Babies behind bars: A Palestinian fertility doctor has become an unlikely hero by helping women conceive – even though their husbands are in jail
19 June 2013 07:36 PM
Lydia and her husband were childhood sweethearts and in August they will have their second baby. It will be a boy, the doctors say, and the happy couple will call him Majd. A beaming Lydia is clearly delighted.
19 June 2013 04:57 PM
But he lost case during White House meeting, it is claimed
19 June 2013 02:46 PM
The West may be flip-flopping over whether or not to send lethal arms to the Syria rebels, but that has not stopped a 12-day military exercise in Jordan, in which thousands of troops from a variety of countries are preparing for the possibility of fighting in Syria. The war games come to an end tomorrow.
19 June 2013 06:34 AM
Three grad rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit the Israeli coastal town of Ashkelon this morning, according to media reports, the first time missiles from the Palestinian enclave have hit Israel for nearly two months.
Bashar al-Assad embraces Twitter but warns Europe that it will 'pay the price' if it arms Syrian rebels
18 June 2013 02:07 PM
Bashar al-Assad has warned Europe that it will live to regret arming rebel factions in the Syrian conflict, adding that the move would lead to the “export” of terrorism to the continent.
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
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