Welfare claimants with psychiatric problems should be kept linked to the workplace and applicants should be made to meet certain requirements, according to the man leading the government's welfare review.
In a defiant briefing to reporters after a day of high drama on Capitol Hill on Wednesday that culminated with the announcement of his decision to step down from his post as House majority leader, Eric Cantor warned against even greater paralysis in Washington after his departure and urged whoever takes over for him to try to find “common ground” with Democrats on vexed issues such as immigration reform.
Ali Aziz, a 35-year-old father of five from Mosul who works for a humanitarian organisation
I'm so glad that we got rid of the Iraqi military forces, army and police. They were a curse on the city and its people. We have suffered a great deal since the US invasion in 2003, which brought only traitors and criminals to Iraq and to Mosul in particular.Read More >
Iraq is facing its gravest test since the US-led invasion more than a decade ago, after its army capitulated to Islamist insurgents who have seized four cities and pillaged military bases and banks, in a lightning campaign which seems poised to fuel a cross-border insurgency endangering the entire region.Read More >