For some language courses, a year in Paris is usual. But if you're reading Arabic, you have to travel a little further afield, as Rosie Collington found out
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Saturday 09 October 2010
Wednesday 22 September 2010
One of the most dramatic episodes in the Old Testament, the parting of the Red Sea, may actually have happened, research has shown – although the event described in the Book of Exodus was more likely caused by freak weather conditions than the hand of Jehovah.
Guerrilla of Arabia: How one of Britain's most brilliant military tacticians created the Taliban's battle strategy
Friday 17 September 2010
The aim of Operation Moshtarak in February was to capture the city of Marjah in Afghanistan's war-torn Helmand province. Fifteen thousand troops, mainly American, British and Afghan, were to take on between 400 and 1,000 Taliban insurgents holed up in a city of 80,000 people.
Tuesday 31 August 2010
South Africa and Australia came close to producing a new version of rugby on Saturday in Pretoria.
Monday 28 June 2010
Asked by: Stephen Ward, Poole
Answered by: James Hammond, research associate at the Centre for the Department of Earth Sciences at Bristol University
Sunday 13 June 2010
There's nothing worse than having half the nation glued to the sofa goggling at the World Cup – at least from the point of view of Britain's tour operators. What to do? Catch World Cup fever, obviously.
Saturday 12 June 2010
Saturday 01 May 2010
Sunday 25 April 2010
"If one more person suggests I get a boat, I'll cry (again)."
Friday 23 April 2010
A rocket launched from outside Jordan struck a warehouse in the country's Red Sea port city of Aqaba, officials said yesterday.
Tuesday 13 April 2010
Israel issued an "urgent" warning today to its citizens to leave Egypt's Sinai Peninsula immediately citing "concrete evidence of an expected terrorist attempt to kidnap Israelis in Sinai."
Saturday 27 March 2010
Tuesday 16 March 2010
Monday 15 March 2010
A submarine commander and two of his officers are to be sentenced at a court martial hearing today after being charged over the grounding of their vessel.
Saturday 06 February 2010
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 200,000 back our campaign
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train