Women face a new threat to their abortion rights. Jeremy Hunt, the new secretary of state for health, and Maria Miller, the new minister for women and equalities, have both declared support for cutting the abortion time limit.
"The spotlight is now on Turkey, which is firing artillery rounds into Syria. But I don’t think Turkey is going to escalate. It’s not in their interests, and none of the Arab countries have shown support for this.
Teachers in UCAC, the Welsh teaching union, have voted overwhelmingly for strikes over pay. In a recent ballot they backed discontinuous strikes by 84 percent and action short of a strike by 91 percent.
Doctors in hospitals across Egypt began a partial open-ended strike on Monday of this week. They are demanding a rise in health spending to 15 percent of the state budget and a minimum wage for doctors of 3000 Egyptian pounds per month (£300).