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
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Sorry Judy Finnigan – Ched Evans is no less sickening than an alleyway rapist
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Workers 'could be forced to pay £5 a week' to get benefits
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
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