MIDDLE EAST MATTERS
Israel on edge: Authorities tighten security nationwideThis week, security is tightened across Israel after a spate of deadly attacks. We take a look back at recent events. Next, NGOs are facing a difficult time in Egypt: a law…
In pictures: Runners brave heavy smog at Beijing MarathonTens of thousands of runners braved heavy smog at the 34th Beijing International Marathon on Sunday, where pollution levels soared to 16 times the recommended level.
France’s Christelle Daunay wins Euro marathon goldChristelle Daunay of France broke away from Italian Valeria Straneo in the final stages of the marathon to win the European Championships title on Saturday.
In the Papers
Thank you, your Majesty!International papers focus on Spanish King Juan Carlos who announced his intention to abdicate yesterday. What challenges lie ahead for Crown Prince Felipe?
Boston holds first marathon since bombingsAlmost 36,000 runners set off under tight security at the Boston Marathon on Monday in a show of defiance a year after a bomb attack killed three people and wounded more than 260…
Ethiopia’s Bekele wins Paris Marathon in record timeKenenisa Bekele, an Ethiopian long-distance runner and three-time Olympic champion, won the Paris Marathon on Sunday, finishing the 42.195km (26.22 miles) race in a record 2hr…