News Focus

Aleppo horror: Be careful whose side you're on

by - 24th August 2016

LITTLE Omran Daqneesh has stared bloodied and confused from almost every newspaper on the planet in the past seven days. But there is another side to the horror in Aleppo – and children are dying there too.

Vladimir Putin and St Vladimir, Church and State in Russia

by - 17th August 2016

PRESIDENT Putin, backed by his friend Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, seems to be reviving the Romanovs in Russia. But what’s in it for Russia and what’s in it for him?

ANALYSIS: ‘West's foreign policy only a secondary reason for hatred.’

by - 5th August 2016

CHARLES Cameron unpacks Islamic State’s crude misconception of the Trinity in the second of a two-part look at the latest issue of Dabiq.

‘Breaking the cross’: Pathetic ISIS 'theologians' get wires crossed

by - 3rd August 2016

IN THE latest issue of its magazine Dabiq, ISIS betrays its ignorance of Islamic exegesis.

ANALYSIS The French state has no category for the killing of Fr Jacques

by - 27th July 2016

FOR SECULAR France, the killing of a beloved Catholic priest by Islamist terrorists is a conundrum