Laura Lynch

Conflict & Justice

Women's rights in Saudi Arabia

Women in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to do many things we take for granted, such as driving a car or traveling without a guardian's permission. The World's Laura Lynch examines what life is like for Saudi women on this International Women's Day.

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Global Politics

Britain's military future

The British government is making big cuts to its military. Thousands are losing their jobs. Ships, fighter planes and tanks are being scrapped. It's causing concern in Washington, where Britain is seen as a key ally. Laura Lynch reports.

Global Politics

Britain's military future

The British government is making big cuts to its military. Thousands are losing their jobs. Ships, fighter planes and tanks are being scrapped. It's all causing concern in Washington, where Britain is seen as a key ally. Laura Lynch reports from London.

Global Politics

UK austerity budget

The British government has detailed a package of deep spending cuts aimed at cutting the country's deficit. Nearly half a million public sector jobs will be cut, as will welfare payments. Laura Lynch reports on Britain's new age of austerity.

Global Politics

Britain's involvement in the US Civil War

A controversial part of Britain's past is being unearthed by an American historian living in London. Tom Sebrell has uncovered evidence of strong support for the Confederate states in the Civil War. Laura Lynch decided to take the tour for herself.

Conflict & Justice

Ghailani verdict welcomed abroad

The first detainee to face a civilian court in America has been cleared of all but one charge. Critics say the policy of terrorism suspects in the civilian system isn't working. Elsewhere in the world, the verdict is welcomed. Laura Lynch has the story.