Gun control was a clear priority in the President's speech.
Republicans should stop focus on winning more support, not changing the electoral rules.
Despite objections from Afghan society, a women's cricket team is emerging.
South Africa has become a major transit-point for the drugs trade, some of which is destined for Britain.
Conflicting stories and doctored photographs reveal clumsy attempts by the Greek police to conceal the degree of force used during and after the arrest of four anarchists.
Morsi opposes Assad regime, while lining his pockets.
Hundreds of women marched to Tahrir Square, brandishing knives and rolling pins, to make their anger heard.
What now for the rule of law in Libya?
The joint French and British military action in Mali misunderstands the nature of terrorism in the Sahel and the ambitions of al-Qaeda.
Yair Lapid could end up as camouflage for Netanyahu’s intransigence.
Hamas say Gazans should "better know their enemy".
The abuse suffered by four young anarchists, arrested for a bank robbery, at the hands of the police proves it’s time to call Greece’s coalition government what it is – a far-right authoritarian group.
Italy, Spain and Cyprus all strike fear into the hearts of economists.
Join this global movement on 14 February to end violence against women and girls.
As Somalia’s President visits London to meet with David Cameron, a woman who alleges she was raped by state security forces goes on trial for “insulting the dignity of a national institution”, alongside her husband and a journalist who interviewed her.
Masked men seed fear and confusion.
On 28 January, French and Malian troops liberated Timbuktu, bringing to an end a nine-month occupation of the Malian city by the Tuareg secessionist National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad and Ansar Dine, an Islamist group with ties to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the most acti
The former Democratic Congresswoman, who was severely injured after being shot in the head at a political rally in 2011, delivered a moving speech at the start of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence.
It is as if Africa’s proud history of liberation has been consigned to oblivion by a new master’s black colonial elite.
Perhaps no global leader inspires greater adulation and loathing than Hugo Chávez. To some, he is the last, best hope for socialism in an age of global capital; to others, he is an elected autocrat and demagogue.
In November last year, President Obama said, after a screening of Steven Spielberg’s biopic of Abraham Lincoln: “Part of what Lincoln teaches us is that to pursue the highest ideals and a deeply moral cause requires you also engage and get your hands dirty.”
Shortly after his election as Conservative leader, David Cameron is said to have described himself as “the heir to Blair”. Rarely has this sobriquet seemed more appropriate than in the days following the Algerian hostage crisis and its bloody conclusion.
When women come to our shores for help, we owe them a chance to rebuild their lives, writes Natasha Walter.
An open letter to Angela Merkel.
As David Cameron visits Algeria, it seems that Downing Street is only now realising just how long-term a project defeating the Islamist rebels in North Africa will be.
He kept power by bullying those who dissented – and his departure leaves a dangerous vacuum.
As illness ends Hugo Chávez’s rule in Venezuela, what will his legacy be? Richard Gott argues he brought hope to a continent.
The Pakistani province is beset with violence.
The latest election results analysed.
For the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade - which legalised abortion in the US - the New Statesman is republishing Naomi Wolf's provocative 1995 essay, which argues that the pro-choice movement is "cultivating a hardness of heart".