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World Woman Festival 2015: Women in countries such as Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan 'worst hit' by fundamentalism

Oslo conference hears criticism of West for backing jihadi groups while failing to rein in their extremist treatment of women

Alyas Karmani, a Bradford imam, says male role models ‘simply reinforce misogynistic views’ (AP)

World Woman Festival 2015: No school in Britain free from sexualised bullying, warns leading imam

Alyas Karmani claims schools are reluctant to admit they have problems for fear of critical Ofsted reports

Mary Creagh, shadow International Development Secretary, on foreign aid: 'If you don’t know where it is going then how can you measure if it is working?'

Labour attacks Government for 'wasting' foreign aid budget

The Government has earmarked £1.8bn for private sector schemes in developing countries

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin feeds a horse during his vacation in the Republic of Tyva, Russia, in August 2009

Joseph Stalin's grandson says 'brainless show-off' Vladimir Putin should learn from Soviet-era tyrant's example

Yevgeny Dzhugashvili took a Russian newspaper to the European Court of Human Rights over an article calling his grandfather a 'bloodthirsty cannibal' – and lost

Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International, is the first African to run a global development agency

Winnie Byanyima interview: 'We don't think charity is the way to resolve global inequality' says Oxfam International boss

The James Ashton Interview: The executive director of Oxfam International, was in Davos last week campaigning to close the huge gap between the world’s haves and have-nots

Letter between Tony Blair and Colonel Gaddafi revealed as part of documents seized following Libyan revolution

The letter is part of a stash of documents which will be used to launch damage claims against the Government

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga admitted there has been no contact from the Islamic State since they posted the video of 47-year-old freelance journalist Kenji Goto and 42-year-old Haruna Yukawa, the founder of a private security company.

Isis Japanese hostage crisis: Officials 'have not been contacted' by the Islamic militants

Isis is demanding a $200 million ransom in exchange for two Japanese hostages

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An aerial view shot taken from a helicopter shows people attending a mass rally against French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Grozny, Chechnya

Charlie Hebdo protests: Chechnya declares holiday for rally against Prophet Mohamed cartoons as angry worldwide reaction grows

Russia estimated that as many as 800,000 – 60% of the region’s population – attended the rally in Grozny

The combined wealth of the world’s richest 1 per cent is at risk of soon overtaking that of the remaining 99 per cent (Getty)

Wealthiest 1% set to be richer than other 99% combined

Oxfam report warns that global wealth 'is becoming increasing concentrated among a small, wealthy elite'

Innoculating a Syrian child against the disfiguring disease leishmaniasis in Aleppo

Washington warns 'perfect storm' of conditions leaves Isis-controlled Iraq and Syria vulnerable to outbreaks of infectious disease

The world needs to look ahead and pre-empt infections, rather that reacting to outbreaks, say leading health experts

The Swiss mountain resort of Davos is the stage for this week's World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum 2015: Will the world sing along with the Davos duet?

This week's meeting is another opportunity for celebrity showboating

David Cameron and Barack Obama vow joint action against Isis in Iraq following Paris attacks

Scotland Yard has also said it is responding to heightened anti-Semitic rhetoric from extremists

Andargachew “Andy” Tsege from London was seized at an airport in Yemen in June

British MPs to visit Ethiopia in bid to secure release of Andy Tsege

Mr Tsege has been held in solitary confinement for the past six months

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links