Gavin O'Toole

Gavin O'Toole

Saudi Arabia

Saudi women scholars call out prince's reform agenda

Academics say Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appealing to Western governments while cracking down on female activists.

Saudi women scholars call out prince's reform agenda

Saudi Arabia

Can Saudi Arabia's economic reforms succeed?

Analysts give mixed reviews of plans to transform economy, but agree it will be tough for Riyadh to wean itself off oil.

Can Saudi Arabia's economic reforms succeed?

Qatar

Qatar calls for renewed push against 'terror groups'

Qatar's foreign minister says countries must not use fighting terror as an excuse to attack opponents.

Qatar calls for renewed push against 'terror groups'

Politics

UK: Leaders, academics raise alarm over Saudi 'crisis'

From Yemen war and princes' detentions to women's rights, delegates meet in UK to discuss succession of developments.

UK: Leaders, academics raise alarm over Saudi 'crisis'

Business & Economy

Uber beefs up security after hacking scare

Popular taxi application insists security was not breached but implements extra measures to protect users.

Uber beefs up security after hacking scare

Media

Give us a break: Guinness Records turns 60

First published in 1955, global authority on record-breaking achievement recently unveiled its 60th anniversary edition.

Give us a break: Guinness Records turns 60

Europe

UK Muslim charities shift focus to local aid

Growing poverty is strengthening a trend among UK Muslims to fund charitable work closer to home.

UK Muslim charities shift focus to local aid

Politics

Is UK ready to embrace US-style fracking?

Plans to allow shale companies to drill under people's homes were included in recent Queen's Speech.

Is UK ready to embrace US-style fracking?

Politics

UK row over Christian values and food poverty

David Cameron talks of UK as 'Christian country' while under fire from church leaders over skyrocketing food poverty.

UK row over Christian values and food poverty

United Kingdom

Religious leaders blast UK welfare cuts

Food poverty and malnutrition are on the rise in the UK as government cuts back on aid programmes.

Religious leaders blast UK welfare cuts

Politics

Syria regime's 'industrial-scale killing'

As delegates meet for peace conference in Geneva, UN says responsible parties "must be held to account".

Syria regime's 'industrial-scale killing'

Features

Benefit cuts open UK welfare state debate

After years of austerity policies, the coalition government is planning to slash benefits by another $19bn.

Benefit cuts open UK welfare state debate