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".
As Egypt celebrates the second anniversary of the 25 January revolution, cities are threatening to declare independence from central government.
The development community must be brave enough to have an honest debate with the public and with politicians about the difficulties and challenges of aid, as well as its benefits.
What role will the ‘Ulama’ – the Syrian oppositional scholars – play in a post-Assad Syria?
Questions are being asked about the viability of Holland's liberal drug laws.
A further crack in an unpredictable and repressive regime.
Did Bibi hide stolen money in his socks? Will Donald Trump bring Mid East peace? And other important questions...
Back from Paris where she has been interviewing prostitutes, politicians, police, and feminists who argue both for and against legalising prostitution, Valeria Costa-Kostritsky asks whether legalising it would benefit both those who want to leave prostitu
Obama gave a well-written, brilliantly delivered, and - for the US - subversive inauguration speech. Why was the reaction of many UK progressive commentators so hysterically cynical?
Since December's school shooting in Connecticut, the President's voice has a new edge to it - a hardness, a determination, an aggression and a volume.
Read and listen to the US president's second inaugural address.
Watch President Obama get sworn in for a second term.
We used to think that as China became wealthier, it would become more like the west. Yet the country is being transformed by internal disputes between its new right and left, with unpredictable consequences for the world
This conflict could prove far more intractable than Western powers and West African backers anticipate.
The BBC takes the top prize.
If they can get it through Congress, this would be a ban with teeth.
On 22 January, Israelis will go to the polls. The world watches – but how much do we really know about the country that calls itself “the sole bastion of democracy” in the Middle East?
Conservative MP Robert Buckland says it is time for the UK to engage with the EU constructively.
There is no evidence that any EU member is willing to allow Britain to pick and choose which laws it obeys.
A rite of passage.
As protesters demanding delayed elections gather in Islamabad, a warrant for the PM's arrest is issued and sceptics call foul play.
The rebellion against the Malian government has its roots in the fall of Gaddafi.
The platinum coin is dead, long live the debt ceiling.
Translating "watershed" moments into action is almost impossible in a misogynist society with an under-equipped police force.
Watch the Daily Show segment here.
It won’t be so easy to change the deeply entrenched patriarchal mindset that lead to the rape of a 23-year-old woman in Delhi.
The deal struck by Obama and the Republicans leaves open the threat of dramatic spending cuts.
The US president's statement on the fiscal cliff deal demonstrates how he has rejected the coalition's approach.
The US president on why the country must avoid excessive cuts.