Behind The Lines

Stories that dig deeper to get behind the headlines

Al Jazeera, the TV news network owned by the government of Qatar, is launching a new English-language channel dubbed Rightly.  (More…)

From genome sequencing to track virus mutations, to smartphone apps monitoring close contacts with those who test positive, countries around the world have harnessed technological solutions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. (More…)

As vaccination programmes in Europe and America accelerate, there is increasing clamour for their benefits to be fast-tracked through the use of vaccination or immunity passports. (More…)

Security wouldn’t let them through. “Please, please,” the mother entreated the officer in Hebrew. “I need to get my daughter to the bathroom.” Her pleas fell on deaf ears. (More…)

Ashli Babbitt might be dead. But she’s become a national icon, for both the right and the left. (More…)

Ashli Babbitt was shot to death by police during the mob breach of the Capitol building on Wednesday. She was 35 years old and had spent 14 years in the US Air Force. (More…)

I keep trying to forget about Brexit, but the Leavers won’t let us. Brexiteers are triumphant, though not all of them feel so victorious – despite getting almost everything they wanted. At least the Tories will have to own this failure. (More…)

The phrase “being led by the science” has been repeated like a battle cry by leaders across Europe since the first cases of COVID-19 appeared on the continent in February. (More…)

The UK is heading for a Brexit dreamscape amid talk of deploying the navy to “defend our fish”. (More…)