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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Saturday 14 January 2012
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Monday 09 January 2012
World No 4 and new coach make winning start to the year ahead of Australian Open
Wednesday 04 January 2012
On one of the occasions Kingsley Amis stayed with Philip Larkin in Hull, Larkin went to the trouble to procure some new furniture for his guest. When Amis later thanked Larkin for the hospitality – and the drink and talk – a peeved Larkin wondered why Amis hadn't mentioned the furniture. It is far too easy, as Ahdaf Soueif points out in her introduction to Reflections on Islamic Art, to overlook the commonplace, the domestic; the "rugs and lamps and books and pots and pens and all the things we now know as objects of 'Islamic Art'".
Wednesday 28 December 2011
Ever since returning from the career-threatening injury which forced her to miss the Beijing Olympics, Jessica Ennis has been used to winning.
Sunday 18 December 2011
A year after Qatar became the first Arab country to win the right to host the World Cup, the tiny but wealthy Gulf state is trying to bring the 2020 Olympics to the Middle East.
Friday 16 December 2011
A year after Qatar became the first Arab country to win the right to host the World Cup, the tiny but wealthy Persian Gulf nation is immersed in efforts to make more history by bringing the Olympics to the Middle East in 2020.
Sunday 11 December 2011
Two thirds of all cars in Brazil are fuelled with ethanol, said the chief executive of Petrobras, José Sergio Gabrielli, speaking last week at the World's 20th Petroleum Conference, in Doha, Qatar.
Tuesday 06 December 2011
Virgin Megastore has come under fire after one of its Qatar stores promoted an Arabic version of Hitler's Mein Kampf as one of its recommended reads.
Friday 11 November 2011
The bargaining chips were being put on the table in Monte Carlo yesterday. This afternoon the 27 council members of the International Association of Athletics Federations convene in Monaco to decide the host city for the 2017 World Championships.
Thursday 03 November 2011
The head of UK Athletics claims the removal of uncertainty over the future of the Olympic Stadium has put London in with a good chance of winning next week's vote for the 2017 World Championships.
Saturday 03 September 2011
Whether you stop over on a journey south or east, or make a special trip, the fast-changing capital of Qatar makes for a dazzling stay.
Thursday 14 April 2011
A few hours of discussion in Qatar yesterday left an impression of modest progress within the Libya contact group that contrasted with the conspicuous lack of progress, so far, on the ground. Two factors clearly remain as problematic as ever: the intrinsic weakness of the anti-Gaddafi opposition and the legal position relating to outside assistance. The 10-point communique bore the hallmarks of much hedging.
Wednesday 13 April 2011
Foreign Secretary William Hague signalled that the UK is stepping up its help for Libyan rebels tonight after international talks on the crisis.
Thursday 17 March 2011
UK Athletics will have to see off a formidable challenge from Qatar if they are to succeed in their bid to host the 2017 world championships.
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