Dr Imran Farooq: The Pakistani politician living in exile in London was murdered in the capital in 2010

Man arrested in connection with London murder of Imran Farooq

Scotland Yard on Monday made its first arrest for nearly three years in connection with the murder of a prominent Pakistani politician who was battered and stabbed to death while continuing to work from exile in London.

Review: The Spectre of Alexander Wolf, By Gaito Gazdanov (Trs by Bryan Karetnyk)

Writer infused with the spirit of Nabokov

Gerard Depardieu
Now a Russian national he says Putin likes his ‘hooligan side’

Forget Russia’s problems – it’s France that’s almost Bolshevik, says Gérard Depardieu

Actor claims he’s no tax exile – and that Russian President Vladimir Putin likes his ‘hooligan side’

An elderly couple take a quite moment near the peak of Chopok mountain in Low Tatra mountains

Expats call for fairer pension payouts

Half of pensioners abroad have had their pension frozen. That’s not right, they say

Algeria siege: Widow wants answers about husband's death at BP plant

BP's response following a gas plant terror attack which left six Britons dead has been “inhumane to the extreme”, a widow of one of the victim's has claimed.

Tony Pulis said his farewell to Stoke fans in Sunday's final-day draw with Southampton

Tony Pulis: 'Although I'm disappointed, I do understand'

Former Stoke City boss proud of what they achieved together and understands the need for change

The Enigma of the Return, By Dany Laferrière, trans. David Homel

A magnificent meditation on loss and political exile as a great Haitian writer returns home

Ronnie O’Sullivan brushed aside the challenge of Judd Trump

Snooker: Ronnie O'Sullivan undecided over future after winning fifth World Championship

Barry Hawkins was beaten 18-12 in the final at the Crucible

Britons in Dubai know the local customs, so why do they have so much trouble adhering?

The tolerance of the British, and their acceptance of immigrants to this country, is commendable. But the attitude of Emiratis is admirable on a different scale

Snooker loopy: Ronnie O’Sullivan pulls some animated faces during his match against Marcus Campbell yesterday

Snooker: Rocket Ronnie O'Sullivan's biggest break

After 11 months out he has returned to snooker's top tables - and showed he can still conjure up the old magic

Pervez Musharraf ordered to be held for two weeks after appearing in Pakistan court

A Pakistani judge today ordered the former military ruler Pervez Musharraf be held in custody for two more weeks, until the next hearing in a case related to his 2007 decision to sack and detain several judges.

Pakistan's former president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf was arrested by police and taken before a judge

Humiliation of Pervez Musharraf deepens as he is arrested and taken to court

Police arrested the former dictator overnight

Kevin Pietersen needs at least two first-class games before the Ashes

Kevin Pietersen may 'consider his future' after the Ashes suggests Andrew Flintoff

The England batsman is currently struggling with injury

Britons living in Somalia urged to leave country amid fears of 'imminent terrorist attacks'

Britons living in Somalia have been urged by the Government to leave the African country amid fears of “imminent terrorist attacks”.

Members of the nationalist Cypriot party Elam (National Popular Front) march with a banner during a protest against the measures imposed on the banking sector

Violence against Cyprus’s migrant workers trails in the wake of country's economic collapse

Immigrants are increasingly the target of attacks on the stricken holiday island, writes Charlotte McDonald-Gibson in Trachoni

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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