Protesters during the first Pegida Rally anti-Islam demonstration in the country in Newcastle city centre

Salar Bapir: Why Pegida should look at discussions, not demos

Salar Bapir says Pegida's choice of the North East for its first rally in the UK left him bewildered

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Disturbing rise in conflicts: When cartoons become reality

Journal columnist Keith Hann on the disturbing rise in conflicts across the globe and failure to learn from past mistakes

Asma Assad, the wife of Syrian President Assad

Denise Robertson gives her view on Syria

Last week I wrote about Syria and the use of chemical weapons. "Someone, despot or rebel, has left innocent children guttering, choking and drowning. The world surely needs to take some action before others follow suit"

Boris Johnson warns about arming rebels, and David Cameron arrives at the G8 summit

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