Gavin O'Toole

Gavin O'Toole

United Kingdom

May won a confidence vote but the Brexit battle is unchanged

Infighting in the Conservative Party continues as the prime minister tries to strike a deal that appeases critical MPs.

May won a confidence vote but the Brexit battle is unchanged

Brexit

British PM blinks - and cancels Brexit vote

Brexit vote delay underscores high political stakes involved for PM May and how it continues to sow deep divisions.

British PM blinks - and cancels Brexit vote

Brexit

Brexit: What does the contempt of parliament ruling mean?

A vote holding the UK government in 'contempt of parliament' is historic, but its fallout is limited.

Brexit: What does the contempt of parliament ruling mean?

Iran

Iran official: Sanctions seek 'to impose US nationalism' on world

Speaking in London, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed M Kazem Sajjadpour says US move will have limited impact.

Iran official: Sanctions seek 'to impose US nationalism' on world

Jamal Khashoggi

Khashoggi's fiancee speaks about 'death squad' killing

Hatice Cengiz tells Saudi leaders to return her fiance's remains, warns Trump not to 'pave the way for a cover-up'.

Khashoggi's fiancee speaks about 'death squad' killing

United Kingdom

British PM May tells Cabinet to holds its nerve over Brexit

May under increased pressure from ministers after a failed meeting with EU leaders, who rejected her proposals.

British PM May tells Cabinet to holds its nerve over Brexit

United Kingdom

Constance Markievicz: A revolutionary Irish woman history forgot

Suffragette activist was the first woman to be elected to Commons in 1918, but as a Sinn Fein member refused her seat.

Constance Markievicz: A revolutionary Irish woman history forgot

Europe

Brexit anniversary brings little cheer to Walsall

The UK marks the second anniversary of the historic vote to pull out of the EU.

Brexit anniversary brings little cheer to Walsall

Arts & Culture

Age of Terror: Art since 9/11 explores complexities of conflict

Controversial art exhibit in London's Imperial War Museum showcases artists' responses to conflict post-9/11.

Age of Terror: Art since 9/11 explores complexities of conflict

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'