Israeli security forces spray foul-smelling Skunk towards Palestinian stone throwers. Photograph: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images

India’s paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has rejected an Israeli “stink bomb”, used for the purposes of crowd control, on the grounds (...)

Elizabeth Jane Howard: her intellect was the kind you don’t have to notice, not until that shaft of identification, of knowingness, of unuttered empathy or wisdom slides through the words

This is not an obituary. It is only a memory, but of an experience that briefly linked my life to that of the English writer Elizabeth Jane Howard, wh(...)