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The long read: how one Syrian is trying to start over in Europe

Europe is in the grip of its worst refugee crisis since the Second World War. Ghassan, who has settled with his family in Spain, is one of the 'lucky' ones. But it comes with a price

Safety for refugees in Spain - but at a cost

After fleeing war, a Somali and Syrian in Madrid describe the difficulties of starting a new life in a foreign land

Thirty years later, a bombing in Lebanon still echoes

On 23 October 1983, bombs exploded in Beirut, killing 241 US service members and 58 French paratroopers. Survivors describe what happened on that day - and afterwards

Penalties of war: Sierra Leone's amputees' soccer club

In the conflict-ravaged West African nation, a football club for one-legged men is bringing hope and opportunity to the disabled

Women challenge 'honor' killings





A widespread campaign aims to help Jordan's forgotten victims

(SCOTLAND & UK)

North Sea oil, Brexit and Scottish independence

As Scotland nears elections on May 5, the calculus for independence shifts along with economic and political indicators

Pan AM Flight 103: Was Lockerbie bomber really guilty?

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was convicted of the deadly bombing, but many believe his conviction was a miscarriage of justice

Scotch whisky's pre-eminence takes a shot from Asia

International competition with Japan in the lead puts Scotland's storied whisky producers on notice

Emboldened UK government eyes ISIL strikes in Syria

After extending air war against fighters in Iraq, London contemplates military targets in Syria as well

(OPEDS & PROFILES)

Newsmaker: Dilma Rousseff

Brazil’s first female president faces impeachment on April 17, and whether or not she’s the victim of a political witch hunt, her career has always been mired in controversy

If the first Gulf War was a success, it certainly doesn’t seem so today

Alasdair Soussi looks at the aftermath of the liberation of Kuwait 25 years ago

How will the world defeat ISIL's warped ideology?

When ISIL is finally defeated, Alasdair Soussi says the world will look back with regret on an era of depravity and bloodshed

Newsmaker: Sean Penn

The Hollywood actor found himself in the spotlight for different reasons this week, after his interview with the notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán hit headlines

Studio Soussi: pioneering photography on the streets of Lebanon

In a career spanning 50 years, self-taught photographer Chafic Ahmad Soussi captured the ever-changing face of Lebanon. Here his grandson pays tribute to his work
The enigmatic man behind the perennial bestseller