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.
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
- 1 East 17 bandmember Brian Harvey in 'very desperate situation’
- 2 Yorkshire man to win £10,000 off a £1 bet placed six years ago if Dan Jarvis becomes Labour Party leader
- 3 Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state
- 4 Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
- 5 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew