Of its 250,000 Palestinians, scarcely 18,000 now remain; up to 1,500 are dead, many of them due to hunger
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Sunday 31 March 2013
The President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, was in Qatar today for talks with Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani in an attempt to reach a peace deal with the Taliban, as the West prepares to leave Afghanistan.
Wednesday 27 March 2013
Beirut projects those fleeing violence will account for half its population in a year
Tuesday 26 March 2013
Syrian opposition representatives have taken Syria's seat at an Arab League summit held in Qatar in a significant diplomatic boost for the forces fighting President Bashar Assad's regime.
Sunday 24 March 2013
Moaz al-Khatib urged to remain as head of alliance trying to form transition government
'A bad day at the office': Laura Robson and Heather Watson fall to first round defeats in Indian Wells
Friday 08 March 2013
British number one was below par against Irina-Camelia Begu
'Special relationship' with US may still need a bit of work, as John Kerry jets in as new US Secretary of State
Monday 25 February 2013
John Kerry’s decision to make London the first destination for an official visit as the new US Secretary of State was seen as a matter of kudos by the British government. And today, on arrival, the former presidential candidate spoke of his determination to reaffirm the “special relationship”.
Saturday 23 February 2013
Living up to her reputation as a Wimbledon champion has not always been easy for Petra Kvitova, but there have been signs in the last fortnight that the 22-year-old Czech is recapturing the form that took her to within two victories of becoming the world No 1 at the start of last year.
Monday 18 February 2013
American returns to the top of the rankings
Monday 18 February 2013
If it's Monday it must be Dubai. The United Arab Emirates is the latest destination in Laura Robson's whistle-stop tour of the Middle East and the 19-year-old Briton will break new ground here tonight when she makes her debut in the Dubai Duty Free Championships.
Wednesday 06 February 2013
Government falls after killing provokes violent protests in cradle of Arab Spring
Monday 04 February 2013
PM urges Taliban to lay down weapons and enter talks after positive summit at Chequers
Monday 28 January 2013
Dream comes true in Qatar as the nearly man finally fulfils Clarke's prediction of triumph
Tuesday 22 January 2013
Justin Rose is now the world number four
Thursday 17 January 2013
Wednesday 16 January 2013
Less than £200... For £175, there's a three-night stay for two people at the Riad Chi-Chi in Marrakech. Set in the Medina, it offers a serene escape from the bustling souks, with a roof terrace and five light, airy rooms. Travel by 25 March, flights extra. i-escape.com/riad-chi-chi
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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