The Armenian-American metal band, System of a Down, is doing a special tour for the Armenian genocide centenary. We catch up with the lead singer to find out why.
Removing symbols of the past is an ineffective form of protest.
Rescuing and preserving Middle Eastern texts and artefacts in the "post-custodial" age.
Coronations seldom proceed as planned in the drawn-out US primary season - the polish can't hold long without cracking somewhere.
I was six when perestroika was introduced, and I remember the benefits. So why aren't Russians looking back fondly to Gorbachev's reforms?
In Colombia, the government and FARC are taking the first steps to a lasting peace.
Marine Le Pen has declared that her father Jean-Marie can no longer "hold the party hostage" following his recent remarks on the Holocaust.
"I guess I never thought about putting it in the context of your junk."
François Hollande was elected on a promise to rule from the left, but proved an unpopular figure – until the January attack on Charlie Hebdo offered an unexpected reprieve.
We tend to think of terrorists and gangsters - the professionally violent – as opponents of the state. In fact, they are alternatives to it. Like politicians, gangsters and terrorists are interested in governance.
Ruling president peacefully concedes power to opponent after loss.
South African Trevor Noah, the newly-announced host of The Daily Show, joins Brits John Oliver and James Corden in the US’s coveted late-night slots.
Writing from Sevastapol, the BBC World Affairs editor John Simpson explains how the Russian president is stalling - and his Crimean coup is an attempt to distract the west.
The Russian president has been in power in some capacity for 15 years. Is his political autumn finally looming?
As the PDP and APC battle it out on the billboards, alliances continue to shift in a country defined by its political changeability.
Roland Kelts wonders whether Japan-style stagnation would really be so bad in the west.
Singapore's former prime minister and founding father dies aged 91.
The leader of the New Zealand Labour Party on the shared challenges for social democrats.
Saddam Hussein's demolished tomb is resonant in symbolism, but it is not a unique story.
Historical parallels of religious self-righteousness and nascent nationalism.
Although polls suggested a tight race, Israel's Prime Minister has won for another term.
Its jihadis call for a global caliphate. So why deny religion drives Isis?
While his statements on Crimea are alarming, rumours of the Russian president's death have been – oh, you know how it goes.
Binyamin Netanyahu, Naftali Bennett, Yisrael Beytenu - each of Israel's potential leaders faces an uncertain future as the country votes.
It is not only lazy to stick to an approach that precludes talking with terrorists, but probably means more decades of innocent people being killed on all sides.
The conventional wisdom suggests a violent reading of the Quran is at the heart of Islamic State's political violence – but it's wrong.
Doom, whisky, and getting lost in mazes: what are the options for the UK flouncing out of the European Union?
“Can you tell us who he is? So we know which one to photograph?”