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Litvinenko killers left radiation trail across London, inquiry told

The two Russians who allegedly poisoned Alexander Litvinenko left a massive trail of radiation in “multiple locations” across London, and were immediately noticeable because of their “excessive” jewellery and “comical” dress sense, the inquiry into his murder has heard.<p>Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitry …

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Robert Fisk: The 200,000 Syrian child refugees forced into slave labour in Lebanon

Eleven-year-old Abdullah was working on a construction site last week when he accidentally swallowed a rusty nail. He was one of up to 200,000 Syrian …

Syria’s new front

Having done all in his power to end the wars he was bequeathed, Barack Obama was more unwilling than any other American leader of recent times to …

LIVE UPDATES: Operation Protective Edge, day 13

Thirteen Israeli soldiers were killed Sunday in battle in the Gaza Strip, bringing to 18 the number of Israeli fatalities over the course of the …

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'It’s the craziest thing. It could have been very bad,' says father of pupil<p>Senior government sources say plans already in place for further round of …

Israel strikes Syrian army targets after border blast; one dead

IDF forces struck a number of Syrian military and security targets connected to the blast that injured four Israeli soldiers on Tuesday, the IDF …

Netanyahu orders IDF to prepare for possible strike on Iran during 2014

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon have ordered the army to continue preparing for a possible military strike on …

Cancelling HS2 will cost UK investment and jobs, warn rail leaders

Cancelling HS2 would lead to a withering of investment and a brain drain of engineers from Britain, a group of rail industry leaders has warned.<p>In a report to be launched on Tuesday, a coalition of industry experts and infrastructure firms claims that only a tiny fraction of the high-speed rail …

Amnesty: Some Israeli West Bank killings may be war crimes

Israeli forces are using excessive, reckless violence in the occupied West Bank, killing dozens of Palestinians over the past three years in what …

Jihadists subjugate Christians in captured Syrian city

A jihadist group in Syria has demanded that Christians in the city of Raqqa pay a levy in gold and curb displays of their faith in return for …

The new Israel is strong enough for peace

According to Time magazine, Israel was behind an attack on a Hezbollah convoy on the Syrian-Lebanese border Monday night. After the six mysterious …

Syrische Staatsagentur meldet 175 getötete Rebellen

Regierungstreue Milizen in Syrien haben mindestens 175 islamistische Rebellen getötet. Das melden staatliche Medien. Bei den Getöteten handele es …

​Russia condemns rumored Saudi plans to arm Syrian rebels with anti-air missiles

The Russian foreign ministry has expressed “deep concern” at reports from anonymous sources that Saudi Arabia is planning to supply Syrian rebels …

Turkish opposition holds protest rallies

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Turkey after the president signed a controversial bill tightening controls on the judiciary, deepening opposition resentment towards a government already struggling with a corruption scandal.<p>Police used tear-gas to disperse protesters in the …

Syria says 175 fighters killed near Damascus

Syrian army troops have killed 175 opposition fighters, many of them linked to al-Qaeda-linked groups, in an ambush described as one of the deadliest attacks by government forces near Damascus, according to state media.<p>An opposition group alleged that Wednesday dawn's ambush was carried out by the …

Report: Israeli army using excessive force

Israel has killed dozens of Palestinian civilians in the West Bank over the past three years showing a "callous disregard for human life," a report by Amnesty International says.<p>The report, released on Wednesday and entitled Trigger-happy: Israel's Use of Excessive Force in the West Bank, documents …

The America-Israel lobby must fully back Kerry's Israel-Palestine initiative

Next week's annual National Policy Conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (Aipac) is shaping up to be another truly dramatic moment of US political theater.<p>US Secretary of State John Kerry, who has impressed Israelis and Palestinians alike with his tireless and determined …

Syria crisis: The picture that shows the true extent of the humanitarian crisis inside Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk

A picture showing thousands of refugees queueing for aid has emerged exposing the shocking conditions endured by 20,000 people trapped inside a …

Turkish PM, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, claims incriminating audio tape of him allegedly discussing ways to smuggle cash out of the country is a fake

The Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has accused his political enemies of faking a wiretap in which he and his son Bilal are supposedly …

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President has stoked talk of change and aides believe more upheaval is coming<p>The White House and attorneys for Mr Trump have denied allegations of an …

George Orwell and Israel's 'democratic' occupation of the West Bank

Bnai Jeshurun, on Manhattans Upper West Side, is an unusual place. First, because it is a non-Orthodox synagogue overflowing with young Jews. Second, …

Hezbollah threatens to attack Israel in response to Syria border strike

Hezbollah threatened Wednesday to attack Israel in retaliation for an alleged Israeli air strike that hit one of its bases near the Lebanon-Syria …

Robert Fisk: Pluralism was once the hallmark of the Arab world, so the exodus of Christians from the Middle East is painful to one Islamic scholar

Tarif Khalidi is a big, bearded bear of a man, the kind you would always choose to play Father Christmas, or perhaps a Cossack leader sweeping across …

En Egypte, un nouveau premier ministre issu de l'ère Moubarak

Ministre sortant de l'habitat, Ibrahim Mahlab était l'un des cadres du parti d'Hosni Moubarak, le Parti national démocratique (PND).<p>•<p>Ibrahim Mahlab, …