Male statues had their genitalia covered with black cloths by authorities
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.
Beirut projects those fleeing violence will account for half its population in a year
British number one was below par against Irina-Camelia Begu
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.
Government falls after killing provokes violent protests in cradle of Arab Spring
PM urges Taliban to lay down weapons and enter talks after positive summit at Chequers
Dream comes true in Qatar as the nearly man finally fulfils Clarke's prediction of triumph
The brief Christmas which he enjoyed back in a soggy and windswept Britain must feel like a distant memory to Andy Murray. The world No 3 has already made his first appearance of the season, in the warmth of the Middle East, and now he is preparing for his second, in the searing heat of Australia's Sunshine State of Queensland.
World number four has not played since Wimbledon
France’s capital celebrates the depths of winter in elegant style, with giant ice skating rinks, festive markets and twinkling lights
High-rolling Simon Calder stacks the odds in your favour with this neon-lit attempt to beat the midwinter gloom in the heat of the Nevada desert
The searing heat of summer has mellowed in the Gulf states, making this Emirati city an appealing choice for some winter sun, says Nick Boulos
Modest expectations marked the start of UN climate talks Monday, as negotiators and experts all warned that the two-week session would only lay the groundwork for a potentially ambitious global-warming pact by the end of the decade.
The 787 promises a dramatic improvement in passenger comfort, with more space, bigger windows and air pressurised at only 6,000 feet rather than 8,000 feet.
China, India, South Africa and Brazil say a climate agreement expected to take effect in 2020 won't be a "new regime," potentially setting up a confrontation with the United States, which is seeking to eliminate a firewall in negotiations between developed and developing nations.