A major new social-attitudes survey on head covering in the Middle East finds that few people are in favour of the burka
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Monday 16 July 2012
Great Britain's basketball teams are preparing to face their toughest-ever opponents - the United States - this week, hoping to build on the momentum of a strong showing this weekend in Sheffield.
Sunday 15 July 2012
No one came to Libyan migrants' aid during 15 days in busy shipping channel
BBC to review role of Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen after official report criticises Arab Spring coverage
Monday 25 June 2012
The BBC is to review the role of its Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen after an official report into the broadcaster’s coverage of the Arab Spring suggested he was spending too much time in the region and not enough helping with major strategic decisions on how the BBC covers the sensitive story.
Friday 22 June 2012
The reviled wife of the deposed Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali dictator says her husband was the victim of plot hatched by top security officials - not a revolution.
Thursday 07 June 2012
A 45-year-old woman who travelled to Tunisia for breast enhancement surgery has successfully claimed compensation after one of the implants exploded.
Friday 25 May 2012
The prosecutor at a military tribunal has called for the death penalty for the former dictator over his role in the deaths of protesters during the uprising that overthrew him a year ago.
Wednesday 23 May 2012
Hugh Grant and Jemima Khan, two of the fiercest critics of press malpractice, were among the famous names backing the media as a force for good last night at a gala event hosted by The Journalism Foundation.
Sunday 13 May 2012
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Friday 04 May 2012
A Tunisian court yesterday convicted the head of a private TV station for disrupting public order and violating moral values by broadcasting an animated film that some religious leaders say insults Islam.
Thursday 29 March 2012
Thomas Cook has reported the first upturn in UK bookings for many months. With Joey Ramone's version of "What a Wonderful World" backing its latest advertising campaign, the heavily indebted tour operator says summer 2012 bookings in the UK are now only 2 per cent down on last year. Bookings for winter 2012-13 are down 9 per cent, but the company said this was in line with its plans to cut down on capacity.
Thursday 29 March 2012
Thomas Cook has reported the first upturn in UK bookings for many months.
Tuesday 28 February 2012
Tunisia's president has said he is ready to offer asylum to Syrian leader Bashar Assad as part of a negotiated solution to the Syrian conflict.
Friday 24 February 2012
The European Union will freeze the assets of Syria's central bank at its meeting on Monday, the French foreign minister said today, in the latest effort to pressure Syria to halt its bloody crackdown on an 11-month-old uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.
Friday 24 February 2012
Britain is to recognise the Syrian opposition as a "legitimate representative" of the country's people, William Hague said today.
Wednesday 22 February 2012
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces rained rockets and bombs down on opposition-held neighbourhoods of the city of Homs, reducing buildings to rubble and killing more than 80 people.
Emergency call 'started off dumb, but got pretty serious'
Britain First criticised for using actress's memory to draw attention to their 'hate-filled home page'
Thought you'd seen it all after the Jeremy Paxman interview?
Greatest mystery about the hit BBC1 show is how it continues to be made at all, writes Grace Dent
"History is violent," says the US Army tank commander Don "Wardaddy" Collier
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen on busy street
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 Jimmy Carr's Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 5 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo