Richard Hall is The Independent’s Assistant Foreign Editor. He was formerly Middle East Editor of The Daily Star, Beirut.
'Muslims are evil. Let’s kill them all': US TV commentator Erik Rush provokes furious reaction with Boston bombing Twitter rants
16 April 2013 01:30 PM
Rush appeared to imply in a tweet that the culprit was from Saudi Arabia
14 April 2013 06:38 PM
A Nepalese man has set a world record for the longest broadcast by a television presenter after remaining on air for 62 hours and 12 minutes.
13 April 2013 12:00 AM
07 March 2013 06:54 PM
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has condemned Kremlin-backed laws passed in Russia as an “attack on the rights of citizens”.
Both sides have intentionally targeted hospitals over two years of Syrian civil war, claims aid agency
07 March 2013 01:00 AM
Both sides in Syria’s civil war have intentionally targeted medical facilities over the past two years, causing the country’s health care system to “collapse”, a leading aid agency has claimed.
27 February 2013 07:09 PM
The founder of online travel company LastMinute.com is set to become the youngest female member of the House of Lords after being appointed as a cross-bench peer.
21 February 2013 12:11 AM
The energy company EDF has launched a civil claim for £5m in damages against a group of activists who shut down one of its gas-fired power stations in a week-long protest last year.
20 February 2013 06:27 PM
Women will be given a voice in shaping Saudi Arabia’s laws for the first time after the country officially swore in 30 female members to the Shura Council.
20 February 2013 12:00 AM
The Irish prime minister has issued a formal apology on behalf of the Irish state to the survivors of workhouses known as the Magdalene laundries.
19 February 2013 08:05 PM
Andrew Partington cut the gas pipes in his Oldham home after his girlfriend left with their children
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
Poppy Appeal 2014: This is why I won't be wearing a red poppy this year
- 1 Revolutionary lost Caravaggio painting 'Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy' identified
- 2 McKamey Manor: This 'extreme' haunted house is the stuff of nightmares
- 3 Russell Brand says he will 'probably' give up acting to focus on his revolution
- 4 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 5 David Beckham's Haig Club whisky is exactly what’s wrong with the Highlands