Place names are almost never changed for the better. David Head was taken by the Despotate of Epirus, a medieval state in Albania and western Greece. But, partly because it's why I know them, I restricted this list to countries that have issued postage stamps.
Saravdeep Mann is alleged to have set about Martyn Baylay while yelling: 'I’m going to kill you. You f***ing British bastard.'
Behind the glittering facade, arrests, imprisonments and torture go largely unchallenged by countries keen to secure business deals. Now an award-winning activist says Britain must take a stand. Bill Law lifts the veil on life in the UAE
Fasten your seatbelts…
Ski jumping? Sounds like a recipe for disaster…
Ah, everybody’s favourite fictional cheeseburger-loving hitman
The Purple One returns!
The FIA hopes the changes will increase the competition faced by the champion Sebastian Vettel
Sean Emmett had been unable to leave the United Arab Emirates for 10 months as police had confiscated his passport following the death of his wife, who fell several floors from a hotel
England's batting deficiencies well exposed by Australia on day two of the First Test
The foursome would not currently qualify automatically
Swede goes to Turkey determined to avoid paying for an evening out with Ian Poulter
The manager, who had been coaching in the Middle East, was 59
Qatar follows long-term business plan while Haggas hatches a get-rich-quick scheme
From safari-style tents and old ghost towns to rice paddies and desert experiences