The wife of a Spanish reporter held for three months by militants in Syria has broken her silence in the hope that publicity might achieve what negotiation has not. Martin Chulov's report for the Guardian sheds new light on the kidnapping of journalists and aid workers in Syria and highlights the perils of what is plainly one of the most dangerous conflicts for reporters in recent history.
It's the night before Guyfawkes and it was fairly obvious that some accident or other involving fireworks would surface in the papers. The pictures here areÂ the storytellers,Â and this article just goes to show yet another example of the 'troubles'Â still active in Northern Ireland. Luckily for him, Hagan was unhurt, but it begs the question what can be done to alleviate the problem that has not already been suggested?