Lifestyle
19 July 2007
You've just attended Glastonbury in the worst June since records began and could have done with your grandmother's...
Politics
30 April 2007
The two languages Welsh and Polish have a similar tongue-twisting affinity for double and triple consonants. For the...
Politics
26 June 2006
If you're an Arab first lady, then chances are the British government has flown you over to London, plumped up the...
Human Rights
27 February 2006
It's everyday stuff in Britain: baby born out of wedlock; errant father forced to provide DNA sample; result - a direct...
Middle East
06 June 2005
As the bus passed some restaurants on Edgware Road in London, a teenage boy slouching on its upper deck - not at school...
Religion
28 March 2005
Never in Islam's recently recorded history have women led prayers. Nor have they prayed alongside men in the main body...
Human Rights
14 March 2005
Early last Monday morning, some of the 500 men and women chanting outside Kuwait's national assembly fell silent. At...
TV and Radio
07 March 2005
It was to be another of the many Egyptian soap operas churned out for consumption across the Middle East. Daddy Comes...
International Politics
31 January 2005
It's Friday night and thousands of young Arabs - Muslim and Christian, Lebanese and non-Lebanese - beat a path along...
UK Politics
13 December 2004
In the New Year, Danny Meikle, a 57-year-old retired builder, will get an electricity bill £4,000 steeper than normal....
UK Politics
19 April 2004
As the great and the good of west London, including Stephen Frears, Joseph Fiennes and their contacts books, try to...