Dispatches

The Parisian political elite has lost touch with reality and the public

Despite the attack on the Ottawa parliament, Canada has still not woken up to the global scale of the Islamist threat

The secret relationship of Israel and the Kurds

The Orkney islanders have their doubts about Scottish independence

The embattled Christian communities in Bethlehem and Nazareth

50 years of Communism have left Cuba poorer than ever

Dubai may be a popular holiday destination but it is also a human rights quagmire for women

The Samaritans who are looking for new brides

British churchmen look to America’s example on welfare

‘Like everyone else in Kiev my friend has been having nightmares’