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.
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 2 Doctors remove 80 teeth from boy's jaw
- 3 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 4 Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations
- 5 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals