Charles Laurence

Morning Glory rescue: US Navy Seals were due some better PR

Tue 18 Mar, AT 09:45 Charles Laurence

Will the Seals' Mediterranean adventure help restore their 'super-hero' reputation after Osama revelation?

Venice votes on whether to secede from Italy

One-Minute Read Mon 17 Mar, AT 09:25

Two-thirds of Venice's voters are in favour of independence from Italy, recent polls suggest

Saudi Arabia bans 50 blasphemous, royal and foreign baby names

One-Minute Read Sun 16 Mar, AT 10:05

Kingdom makes naming of babies much easier after eliminating options such as Alice, Linda and Binyamin

Russian troops in Ukraine

Crimea ‘more important to Russia than Falklands are to UK’

One-Minute Read Sat 15 Mar, AT 10:13

Russia remains defiant on Crimea annexation, but says there are no plans to invade Ukraine

Osama bin Laden

Seals fired ‘magazines-worth of ammunition’ into Bin Laden’s body

One-Minute Read Sat 15 Mar, AT 09:27

New claims suggest photos of Bin Laden’s body were not released because Navy Seals shot an ‘excessive’ number of rounds into him

New era of censorship as Russia bans news websites

First Reaction Fri 14 Mar, AT 13:30

Major independent news outlets in Russia have been blocked by the state communications agency

Four truths about the Syrian regime – as exposed by nuns

Fri 14 Mar, AT 08:41 Venetia Rainey

For a start, we now know Bashar Assad’s regime does detain children. But there’s more…

Pope Francis arrives in Rio de Janeiro

Pope Francis: was his first year a success or failure?

Briefing Thu 13 Mar, AT 16:14

Pontiff has graced magazine covers and been voted man of the year. But has he gone far enough?

Panasonic offers pollution pay to workers in 'toxic' Beijing

One-Minute Read Thu 13 Mar, AT 11:14

'Nuclear winter' in Beijing leads Panasonic to compensate staff for severity of Chinese pollution