Hungarian democracy 'reformed'

Hungary under Prime Minister Viktor Orban has brought in a new constitution in spite of strong criticism from the opposition at home and from other


Toe to toe with taboo

In a gym that was once part of a Taliban punishment centre an Olympic dream has blossomed. Nineteen-year-old Shabnam Rahimi and her 18-year old


Ailing Mubarak back in court

The former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has been back in court after a two month delay in his trial over the deaths of hundreds of


Learning to count the pennies

All over the world the economic downturn is having a negative impact on education. Public spending is being slashed and schools have not been spared


A decade of the euro

On new year’s day 2002 euro notes and coins hit the streets for the first time. They were introduced with much enthusiasm and optimism as a currency


Hamas leader visits Turkey

Gaza’s Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh is in Turkey on his first official tour outside the blockaded territory. His talks with Turkey’s premier