The mystery surrounding a New Year’s Day blast that killed the Palestinian ambassador to Prague as he opened a safe at his residence deepened on Thursday as police confirmed they had found weapons at his embassy and staff denied reports that the safe had an explosive anti-burglar device, which had been mistakenly detonated.
Like this page on Facebook for updates
Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic Jamel al-Jamal killed in Prague explosion while moving safe
Wednesday 01 January 2014
The Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic has died after an explosion at his apartment in Prague, police have said.
Friday 11 October 2013
Support is growing for a national name change. But would ‘Czechia’ really do the trick?
Monday 16 September 2013
Serbia earned a place in the Davis Cup final for the second time in four years when wins by Novak Djokovic and Janko Tipsarevic saw the 2010 champions come from behind to defeat Canada 3-2 in Belgrade.
Friday 23 August 2013
The week in books
Thursday 04 July 2013
A Czech woman has had a remarkable escape after falling under an oncoming train and crawling out from between carriages unscathed.
Wednesday 03 July 2013
Doodle is based on Kafka’s 1915 novella ‘The Metamorphosis’
Wednesday 05 June 2013
19,000 people have been evacuated from the flooding in the Czech Republic
Tuesday 04 June 2013
Historical centre of Prague spared but suburban areas deluged
Tuesday 04 June 2013
Our Travel Editor at Large addresses holiday-makers' concerns over planned trips to these two destinations
Monday 03 June 2013
At least eight people have died and at least two are missing after heavy rain caused landslides and swelled river waters to dangerously high levels
Thursday 07 March 2013
Immanuel Kant's vision of a federation of peaceful nations must have seemed like a distant dream from his idyllic Prussian village. Indeed after his death in 1804, wars would blight the continent of Europe shattering entire political systems and the millions of lives of Europeans aching for some semblance of peace and tranquillity in their lives.
Tuesday 05 March 2013
Randy Blythe, the singer for US metal band Lamb of God, had manslaughter charges against him dropped in a Czech court today following a trial over a fan's death at a concert in Prague three years ago.
Monday 11 February 2013
Blues remain in the Europa League and FA Cup
Monday 04 February 2013
The Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, says it is “unforgivable” that Turkey has been made to wait half a century to become part of the European Union and it should be admitted without delay.
Friday 25 January 2013
In 1987, when I was 15, I read Maus by Art Spiegelman and, like everyone else, I found it brilliant: telling via a comic strip the story of his father, deported to Auschwitz, with the Nazis as cats and the Jews as mice. For the first time, I heard people talk about the "graphic novel".
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 2 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 4 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
- 5 UK weather: 'Coldest night of the year' tonight as freezing temperatures plummet to -10C