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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The Castellon airport was opened in 2011 but is yet to receive any flights

Spain's 'ghost' airport finally gets ready to welcome its first flights as Ryanair confirms routes between Castellon and the UK

The project cost more than €150m to build and was the brainchild of a local politician who is now serving a four-year sentence for tax fraud

Journalists walk on the 'Caminito del Rey' (the King's little pathway) at the Gaitanes gorge at the Guadalhorce river in Malaga

Caminito del Rey: Spain reopens 'world's scariest walkway' in the Gorge of Gaitanes that claimed five lives

Hikers who dare will once again be able to tackle the King's little pathway which was closed for safety reasons in 2001

Yuri Kolobov may now face extradition to Kiev, where he is likely to face other charges

Ukraine's former finance minister is arrested near Valencia over £6m 'embezzlement'

Yuri Kolobov was part of the pro-Russian government that was ousted following protests in February last year

Queen Isabella of Spain (1451 - 1504)

Postcard from... Granada

Given that she led the bloody re-conquest of Spain in the 15th century, bumping off lord knows how many of her opponents (largely Muslims and Jews who would not convert to Christianity) it was probably wise to wait a good few decades after her death to defy Queen Isabella’s dying wish.

The number of new Ebola cases each week in the worst-affected areas has fallen below 100 for the first time in almost a year

Ebola outbreak: Disease ebbs in West Africa as aid agencies warn against complacency

As the number of new cases of the disease recedes each week in the worst-affected areas, international aid agencies warn that winding down the effort against the epidemic too quickly risks a resurgence

The China to Europe train was unveiled in Yiwu last November

China to Spain cargo train: Successful first 16,156-mile round trip on world's longest railway brings promise of increased trade

Before the Yixin'ou line was opened, goods traded between the EU and China depended on inefficient sea or air transport, meaning higher prices in Europe

Just desserts: in Madrid, the government is hoping to be rewarded for strong GDP growth when voters go to the polls later this year

While Greece flails, are the rest of the stricken Pigs taking off?

The other eurozone bailout recipients - Portugal, Ireland and Spain - are showing an improvement

Libyans celebrate the upcoming fourth anniversary of their revolution this week. The West recognises that instability presents a new risk in the fight against Isis

Libya urges end to arms embargo

The country's Western-backed leaders say they are desperate to fight 'rampant terrorism' from Isis but international governments, including Britain's, don’t believe military action can solve the country's problems

The cathedral is contained in the walls of a former mosque

Cordoba mayors accuse Church of 'seizing' city's mosque-cathedral

Mayors say they are 'deeply concerned' the Church has taken over the complex

Libyan National Army fighters stand at the entrance of a destroyed building after clashes with Isis in Benghazi, last December

David Cameron’s ‘free Libya’ is no-go area, Foreign Office says

Despite the spectre of Isis making greater inroads, the PM says he does not regret helping to get rid of Gaddafi

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