Long off the tourist map, Iran is back in business for travellers, thanks to a restored air link
Moti Dotan has since apologised, claiming the comment was a 'slip of the tongue'
The 15 countries with the worst reputation in the world have been announced by the Reputation Insitute in its annual RepTrak index.
The severe weather shows what's coming – and it's going to be far, far worse
Prominent British Asians have a cultural history of debunking stereotypes by hyperbolically playing up to them in public spaces
'The presence of troops acted as a lighting rod for local resistance,' says a former British soldier who fought in Afghanistan
Death row prisoner denies taking part in any violence and claims his confession was extracted under torture
'This girl does not speak, but only repeats one thing- ‘I am afraid of this man’, ' an official said
The 'official' record was 56.7C on 10 July 1913 at Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley, California, but many doubt that reading was accurate
Isis will gain from the anti-American mood post-coup because the Government – and much of the population – are convinced that the US was implicated in the attempt
'Saudi Arabia is out of step with a global trend of states moving away from the death penalty', says Amnesty International
Theresa May could take a leading role in bringing about concerted action against the greatest threat to humanity
Professional weight lifter Sajad Gharibi, also known as the Persian Hercules, says he wants to become a soldier and plans to start training
There was confusion and muddle and serious miscalculations. Most of the big mistakes were made by politicians in London who got bees in their bonnet about the Middle East, ignored or excluded the experts, and, perhaps their most besetting sin, failed to think policy through
Every key event from 11 September 2001 to the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry this week
We are conditioned to feel content with a tepid reaction from our political leaders to atrocities in Turkey and the Middle East