Israel closes embassies all over the world as diplomats go on indefinite strike

Employees of Israel's Foreign Ministry went on an all-out strike Sunday for the first time in the country’s history over a dispute surrounding workers' salaries and conditions. The dispute has been going on for nearly...

Sharia law to be adopted into UK legal system for first time

Sharia principles are to become enshrined in the UK legal system for the first time, with The Law Society publishing guidelines for drawing up documents according to Islamic rules, which would exclude non-believers and...

Turkey shoots down Syrian plane it says violated air space

A Syrian military jet has been intercepted near the Syrian-Turkish border after it violated the Turkish airspace, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. Conflicting reports said the jet was shot down from the...

Search area for Malaysian airliner widened after French satellite images

By Matt Siegel and Niluksi Koswanage PERTH/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The search area for a missing Malaysian jetliner in remote seas off Australia was widened on Monday after French satellite images revealed potential "floating debris" several hundred...

Pakistan: When Jinnah defended Bhagat Singh

On a recent visit to Pakistan, a controversy surrounding the renaming of a roundabout in Lahore after Bhagat Singh caught my attention, not least because the freedom fighter was the subject of a book...

Chechnya leader inaugurates new mosque in Israel

Sunday, March 23, 2014 2:47 PM GMT ABU GHOSH, Israel (AP) — The president of Russia's republic of Chechnya has inaugurated a new, $10 million mosque in an Arab village in Israel. Ramzan Kadyrov said on...

Premier League – Paper Round: Man United agree £37m deal for midfielder

Manchester United have agreed a £37 million deal to sign a Sporting Lisbon midfielder; Real Madrid are set to swoop for a Liverpool defender; Loic Remy would like to join Arsenal in the summer;...

Kylie and Jason reunite and Beckham in Peckham as Sport Relief sets record

EIGHTIES pop power couple Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan were reunited and David Beckham popped up in a special episode of Only Fools and Horses last night as the BBC’s Sport Relief charity raised...

Help to Buy total reaches 17,000

More than 17,000 homes have been bought under the Government's Help to Buy scheme, according to the latest official figures. The vast majority (80%) have been bought by first time buyers, while 77% have been...