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.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds
- 5 James Foley beheading: Fox news presenter Megyn Kelly annoyed by Ferguson update during broadcast about murdered journalist