Voices Free Syrian Army fighters carry their weapons as they walk towards the frontline in the refugee camp of Yarmouk, near Damascus

Of its 250,000 Palestinians, scarcely 18,000 now remain; up to 1,500 are dead, many of them due to hunger

Terry a doubt for Brazil friendly

Fabio Capello is confident John Terry will be fit to skipper England against Brazil tomorrow but Frank Lampard is set to miss up to three weeks with a thigh injury.

Hughes hits out at TV pundits for Bridge jibes

City manager accuses BBC experts of superficiality after criticism of his full-back

Ferdinand is a worry but Cole comes in from cold

Only two England managers have ever beaten Brazil, and neither had a statue unveiled at Wembley on Friday. One was Walter Winterbottom, in the first meeting between the countries in 1956; the second was Sir Bobby Robson, who did it at home (1990) and away (1984). So the next stadium for Fabio Capello to sprinkle a little of his stardust on is the Khalifa in Doha, Qatar, the unlikely venue for next Saturday evening's friendly.

Doha Tribeca Film Festival - Full of Eastern promise

New York's hippest festival has a glitzy new sister event in Qatar, where Hollywood royalty such as Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro met the hottest new Arabian talent. Kaleem Aftab reports from the Doha Tribeca Film Festival

Playing with injuries has hurt Ferdinand's form, claims agent

Rio Ferdinand has aided and abetted his own fall from grace according to his agent Pini Zahavi, who has claimed the Manchester United defender's dip in form is down to the fact he has been ignoring injury problems to continue playing.

Ferguson laments England's Doha friendly

Sir Alex Ferguson has issued a veiled criticism of the Football Association's decision to schedule England's friendly international against Brazil in Doha next month.

Aurelio back for Brazil in Doha friendly with England

The Brazil coach Dunga has named the uncapped pair of Hulk and Carlos Eduardo in his squad for next month's friendly against England in Doha, while the Liverpool full-back Fabio Aurelio has been recalled.

Brazil match is not just about money, says FA

The Football Association yesterday insisted England's friendly against Brazil next month will provide a crucial tune-up for the World Cup and is not motivated by the prospect of financial gain.

48 Hours In: Doha

As the Qatari city prepares for its year in the sun as Arab Capital of Culture in 2010, Cathy Packe checks out what it has to offer

Sunset Oasis, By Bahaa Taher trans Humphrey Davies

A vision of freedom in Egypt's colonial wilderness

As Doha Said, By Bahaa Taher

Set in 1960s Egypt amid President's Nasser's nationalisations, and increased state power, this is an anguished love story told by an unnamed government employee who once dreamed of making it big in politics but whose ambitious have since melted away into a vague, cosmic lethargy.

Barclays' top deal maker Jenkins to quit the bank

Roger Jenkins, one of Barclays' top earners and the man credited as the architect behind the bank avoiding a taxpayer bailout last year, is planning to quit.

Doha to host England friendly with Brazil

Qatar Football Association general secretary Saud Al Mohannadi has confirmed that Doha will host the international friendly between Brazil and England in November.

Qatar to float its $1bn stock exchange

Doha market to receive latest technology and support from its new American investors

Trapped in limbo in a land of opportunity

Westerners in debt may be unable to leave Dubai or Qatar, reports Alistair Dawber
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee