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An American nurse flies home to the US from treating Ebola patients in west Africa and, in her own words, is subjected to treatment akin to that meted out to highly dangerous criminals. At one point Kaci Hickox was subjected to an eight-car police convoy moving with sirens blaring. And when American cop car sirens wail, boy, do they wail.
With her passing a certain kind of style and age has passed. I feel lucky to have known her.
We might have been sitting in an undertaker’s waiting room. Something was afoot. You could have cut the air with a knife.
Constitutional reform proposals are flooding out of No. 10 (without much consultation it seems) in the wake of the Scottish referendum. So is now the time for much needed House of Lords reform?
The referendum campaign has been an intoxicating democratic exercise in democracy. It represented something of a revolt against the Westminster elite.
A simple majority in this referendum will decide whether Britain breaks up or not – and our legislature will have had no say whatever in what could be a major constitutional change.
It was the mid-1970s. In my taxi, alongside Ian Paisley, I’d got a clean sweep of some of Northern Ireland’s most hostile political rivals.
Have we learned from 9/11? From my own experience reporting sporadically across the region for over three decades, my fear is that we have not.
Iran’s Chief Negotiator Abbas Araghchi tells me that there is a genuine negotiating bond of respect with the United States, but the negotiations are hard.
Amid the rise of and widespread exhibition of the vile inhumanity of the Islamic State, has been the tender opening of dialogue between two vast regional enemies – Iran and Saudi Arabia.