The fact that Cherif and Said Kouachi, the brothers suspected of the Charlie Hebdo attack, are of Algerian descent may have disturbing resonances of earlier conflicts in the north African country.
On Bloomsday, 16 June, readers celebrate Ulysses, one of the greatest – and most demanding – novels in English. How much more challenging is it to translate James Joyce’s masterpiece into Arabic?
In February, Channel 4 News reported from Ayebridges Avenue, near Staines, as residents reeled under the devastation of flooding. Three months on, many of them have still not returned.
With Channel 4’s Benefits Street debate shining a spotlight on the issues raised by the programme, we explain why the series has made such powerful TV viewing.
“We’re all desperate. We’re all really, really scared”: in one flooded street in Egham, all 70 houses have been flooded, and residents are terrified of looting.
Mark Greaves takes a trip along the flooded Thames in Surrey armed with a smartphone capturing water levels reaching their highest point in 30 years.
The Labour selection row in Falkirk has pushed Len McCluskey into the spotlight. On the day he addresses the Durham Miners’ Gala, we ask if the Unite boss justifies his “Red Len” tag.
Not until the dying minutes of their dramatic victory over Barcelona would you have bet on Chelsea appearing in this year’s Champions League final. Yet they face Bayern Munich in Germany tonight.
Chelsea achieved a remarkable Champions League victory against Barcelona in the Nou Camp – but did the excitement deflect attention from the long-term decline of club football in this country?
Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is best known for negotiating an end to the Vietnam war. But he also helped turn Egypt away from the USSR and towards the west.
Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates turned from cut-throat capitalist to philanthropist when he decided to devote himself to his charitable foundation.
The Obama administration has presided over a significant increase in unmanned CIA drone attacks on Pakistan. Who is pushing the policy forward – and can it succeed?
Well connected in the west, Saif al-Islam had been tipped to succeed his father, Muammar Gaddafi, as leader of Libya – until his appearance on Libyan state TV.
Recent events in the Middle East have highlighted the United Kingdom’s position as one of the world’s most successful arms producers.
Chancellor George Osborne is keen to promote progressive economic policies. But are such egalitarian impulses reflected in the backgrounds of his special advisers at the Treasury?