The US is to open direct peace talks with the Taliban after more than 10 years of war in Afghanistan, senior White House officials announce.
British hopeful that peace talks to end civil war can go ahead, but divided Syrian opposition remains a big stumbling blockThe Russian president, Vladimir Putin, is willing to see the removal of the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, but only if it leads to a balanced government and not a dangerous power vacuum of the kind that followed Saddam Hussein's removal in Iraq, British officials believe
Plans to vet millions of people working with children and vulnerable adults are to be scaled back to “common sense” levels, the Government announced today
The wife of a teacher accused of abducting a schoolgirl tells a court how their marriage fell apart before her husband and the girl went missing.
BBC Scotland expects administration to follow for Hearts once their parent company UBIG lodges court papers on Wednesday.