Richard Hall is The Independent’s Assistant Foreign Editor. He was formerly Middle East Editor of The Daily Star, Beirut.
01 February 2013 12:00 AM
Sperm donors can apply for contact with their biological children if they know the person who they donated to, a court has ruled.
And so the older male makes way for a younger rival... David Attenborough reveals his choice of successor: Professor Brian Cox
30 January 2013 11:58 PM
After six decades of bringing the wonders of the natural world to television audiences, Sir David Attenborough has finally anointed a successor.
25 January 2013 10:57 PM
The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index finished above 1,500 today for the first time since the 2007 Great Recession, in yet another sign that the US economy is on the mend.
25 January 2013 10:20 PM
Four former soldiers who tried to smuggle guns, ammunition and drugs into the country have been jailed.
24 January 2013 01:10 PM
Scattered throughout the rebel-held north are military installations that government forces have managed to defend, and from which they can launch attacks
23 January 2013 12:00 AM
Veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall has been arrested and charged with rape and 14 counts of indecent assault that took place more than 30 years ago.
22 January 2013 06:53 PM
Councillors in rural Ireland have come up with a novel way of tackling the problem of drink driving – by making it legal. The plans backed by Kerry county council, in south-west Ireland, would allow police to issue permits that give permission for some people to have “two or three” alcoholic drinks and still drive.
22 January 2013 12:01 AM
Campaigners accuse Government of failing to protect the rights of children
22 January 2013 12:00 AM
Nearly two-thirds of children who died as a result of abuse last year could have been saved, a damning report has claimed.
12 January 2013 01:01 AM
The broadcaster and writer Robert Kee, whose television career spanned four decades, has died aged 93.
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Labour leadership: Battle lines are drawn as members battle over party's ideology at first hustings of the contest
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 JK Rowling horrified by Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis's raunchy photoshoot
- 2 As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
- 3 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 4 Georgia Army veteran arrested for breaking window to save dog has charges dropped
- 5 New Zealand 'the best country to work as a prostitute', says sex worker advocacy group