Banning people from reading George Orwell's novel is the 'epitome of ignorance', academic says
President Assad remains a sharply divisive figure for mainstream Arabic-language media
Pets could be confiscated under a tough new law to combat the 'invasion' of Western culture
Interpol warns that crackdown on airports has led to prospective fighters booking cruise liners
Hamas claims responsibility for the killing of an Israeli policeman amid fears of a third intifada
'Chickenshit' Netanyahu… Sweden's 'Ikea politics'… Global insults fly as violence erupts in Jerusalem
Malala Yousafzai becomes first person to win Nobel peace prize and World Children's Prize in same year
Turkey has granted access to Peshmerga fighters from Iraq, who will cross into Syria to take on Islamic State militants
David Cameron under 'intense pressure' to insist that Qatar cuts off funding to militants
Jihadists scatter as US-led air strikes target camp near the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane
A street vendor in Kabul sells balloons to a group of Afghan children. Although the economy in Afghanistan has shown some signs of improvement since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, low wages and unemployment remain challenges for the government.
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