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
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
24 May 2013 04:21 PM
Meeting would be the first time the Syrian government has met face-to-face with rebel groups since the start of the two year-long civil war
24 May 2013 02:49 PM
William Hague has warned the Israelis and Palestinians that the prospect of a two-state solution to the Middle East conflict is slipping away and that the region faces a bleak future if the latest US-sponsored push for talks is not capitalised on.
22 May 2013 05:42 PM
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said meeting of 11 countries hoped to set early date for international summit
22 May 2013 04:26 PM
There was standing room only in Jerusalem on Monday night as the heir to one of the most important Jewish ultra-orthodox families married his bride, in front as many as 25,000 guests.
21 May 2013 09:41 PM
One of Iran's most reform-minded presidential candidates has been barred from standing in next month's presidential ballot by the conservative Guardian Council leaving just eight men on the ballot paper, all of whom are considered hardliners.
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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- 2 Oil tanker with $100 million cargo goes missing off Texas coast
- 3 George Galloway left with severe bruising after attack in Notting Hill by man 'shouting about the Holocaust'
- 4 Saudi Arabia executes 19 in one half of August in 'disturbing surge of beheadings'
- 5 Brother and sister, Christopher Buckner and Timothy Savoy, arrested for 'committing incest after watching 'The Notebook''
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