Middle-East

Sultan Qaboos of Oman makes rare public appearance with Iranian President Rouhani

  By Anita Zhxin Sultan Qaboos makes rare public appearance with Iranian President Rouhani   Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his country sought good relations with its Gulf Arab neighbours as he began a one-day trip to Oman and Kuwait on Wednesday, his first since taking power in 2013. Omani…









Government accused of “full frontal attack” on journalists and whistleblowers

By Tim Derbyshire  The government has come under fire for proposing dramatic new prison sentences for journalists and whistleblowers   The UK government’s legal advisers have been accused of launching a “full-frontal attack” on whistleblowers and journalists over proposals to radically increase prison sentences for revealing state secrets and prosecute…