Belfast developer Paddy McKillen leaves The Rolls Building at The High Court, in central London, for his legal dispute against the Barclay Brothers. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 19, 2012. Threed: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Patrick McKillen, who has been locked in a drawn out battle with the UK’s Barclay Brothers for control of three of London’s most exclusive hote(...)

The accession as emir of Qatar of Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the youngest leader in the Middle East, will have repercussions far beyond the tiny monarchy’s borders given its rise as a regional powerhouse. Photograph: Reuters/Fadi Al-Assaad

After months of speculation, Qatar’s emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani yesterday formally handed power to his 33-year-old son, a rare act of abdi(...)