Ian Birrell is a former Deputy Editor of The Independent and co-founder of Africa Express
13 April 2014 06:45 PM
This is the key question for Clegg’s dwindling band of Lib Dems – and it is one they struggle to answer these days
31 March 2014 01:10 AM
With more spending cuts looming, are we content to leave one minority locked out of society as second-class citizens?
09 March 2014 06:36 PM
This is potentially the biggest crisis in Europe since the bloodstained Balkan wars
02 March 2014 08:03 PM
The former Prime Minister’s daughter says her mother is determined to continue the fight for justice and democracy
16 February 2014 07:05 PM
Look at our continent and you could see a place cursed by corruption, scarred by communal struggles and riddled with racism
09 February 2014 06:29 PM
He is absolutely right in his analysis that prohibition has failed and addiction must be treated as a health issue
03 February 2014 09:37 AM
Why hasn't a government ostensibly committed to serious public and private-sector reform installed its own people in these critical posts already?
With the death of Ariel Sharon, I am left to wonder what happened to the political ideal that drew me to a kibbutz all those years ago
12 January 2014 05:21 PM
The kibbutz system showed Israel in a different light from how it is perceived today
10 January 2014 06:30 PM
Body mass index rises alongside economic growth
03 January 2014 06:30 PM
Paul Kagame’s rivals keep dying, but Clinton and Blair still shake his hand, writes Ian Birrell
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
- 3 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 4 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27