Month: February 2015

Jordan has executed two convicts, including a female jihadist, following the killing of one of its air force pilots by Islamic State (ISIS) militants.  In the aftermath of the broadcast of video footage that appeared to show pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh being set on fire as he stood in a cage, Jordan had promised a swift […]

Britain could become the first country to allow a “three-parent” IVF technique which doctors say will prevent some inherited incurable diseases but which critics see as a step towards creating designer babies.  The MPs have come under enormous pressure from scientists and charities to support the historic and controversial amendment to the Human Fertilisation and […]

The disgraced former head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn will today stand trial in France accused of pimping.  The 65-year-old economist finds himself back in the dock – this time in the northern French city of Lille – on charges related to his role in a vice ring in which his entourage organised sex parties […]