By New Statesman - 11 January 14:04
The former Israeli prime minister is dead, eight years after a stroke which ended his political career.
By Alec MacGillis - 09 January 16:25
The New Jersey governor is widely tipped as a potential Republican nominee for the 2016 election. But as a recent scandal involving gridlock on a bridge shows, he's more like Richard Nixon than than Rudi Giuliani.
By Nicholas Hillman - 08 January 16:52
It's a sweet irony that Margaret Thatcher is the heroine both of some of those who wish to come here and many of those who oppose their doing so.
By Nelson Jones - 06 January 15:38
It now appears that the story about Kim Jong-Un's uncle being executed by a pack of 120 ravenous dogs can be traced back to a Weibo post by a Chinese satirist.
By Martin Plaut - 03 January 7:07
Thatcher and Botha met at the height of the apartheid government in 1984 - a crucial breach in South Africa's international isolation. But papers released under the 30 year rule reveal that Thatcher did not waver from her opposition to Botha’s racial poli
By Matthew Goodwin - 02 January 13:17
While the more established parties, such as the Front National and the Sweden Democrats, look set to enjoy the next year, others are likely to remain firmly on the fringe.
By Bel Trew - 01 January 8:58
The military leadership is trying to extinguish protest from both Muslim Brotherhood supporters and the liberals who helped overthrow President Mubarak. Will they succeed?
By Annia Ciezadlo - 30 December 13:23
How Syria's polite dictator won.
By Jim Murphy MP - 28 December 14:33
Violence, hunger and disease have become facts of life for millions. More can be done to alleviate their suffering, and more must be done.
By Sarah Baxter - 19 December 11:40
In this despatch from 15 April 1994, Sarah Baxter witnesses the moment Mandela held together a South Africa on the verge of falling apart.
By Eleanor Margolis - 18 December 17:43
By snubbing the Sochi Games himself and picking tennis star and lesbian icon Billie Jean King to represent him, Barack Obama is effectively waving a rainbow flag in Putin's face. Three cheers for the “we’re here, we’re queer”-ness of the US Olympic delega
By Sophie McBain - 18 December 10:48
There are currently 211 journalists in prison worldwide, and over 50 have been killed doing their job.
By Sophie McBain - 18 December 9:41
Though disallowed from the 2014 presidential race, Fawzia Koofi is optimistic about her political career in Afghanistan. Yet it is not clear what will happen to the state of women's rights before the next one.
By Jason Cowley - 17 December 10:13
In 2000, on a visit to Zimbabwe, Jason Cowley met the former Rhodesian leader Ian Smith.
By Sunny Hundal - 16 December 10:11
There are 37 million more men than women in India, and most of them are of marriageable age given the relatively young population. A social time-bomb is now setting off there with terrifying consequences, and until the gang-rape in Dehli a year ago, very
By Sophie McBain - 13 December 12:31
Amnesty International condemns Europe's failure to resettle Syrian refugees.
By Sophie McBain - 12 December 11:55
In 2050, 71 per cent of Alzheimer's patients will be in low to middle income countries. Will they be able to access medical care?
By Sophie McBain - 10 December 15:34
A short lesson in the art of mistranslating names into Chinese.
By Barack Obama - 10 December 11:54
"We will never see the likes of Nelson Mandela again. But let me say to the young people of Africa, and young people around the world - you can make his life’s work your own."
By Martin Plaut - 10 December 11:29
As we mourn Mandela's death we should not forget and acknowledge the role that communists played in befriending and influencing this great man.
By Caroline Wright - 10 December 9:15
Caroline Wright tells the story of a fellow gynaecologist, “Dr D”, an Afghan health professional who has experienced death threats and attacks on her family in Afghanistan.
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 December 14:19
As southern European countries rack up record debts, Helmut Kohl has told friends “Merkel is destroying my Europe”.
By Musa Okwonga - 06 December 14:26
"Mandela did what he felt he had to do and given the current economic inequality in South Africa he might even have died thinking he didn’t do nearly enough of it."
By Samira Shackle - 06 December 10:39
Ahmed Kathrada went to jail with Nelson Mandela, and in Mandela's later years sometimes acted as his spokesperson.
By Cal Flyn - 05 December 9:15
As the Black City district is being redeveloped and renamed White City, contrasts between past and present in this oil–rich country could hardly be clearer.
By Sophie McBain - 04 December 11:46
The good news is that the principle of habeas corpus may soon apply to chimpanzees in the US. The bad news is it still won't apply to humans suspected of terrorism.
By Sophie McBain - 03 December 13:48
The UK is ranked below the top 20 in terms of science, maths, reading and - crucially - happiness at school.
By Martin Plaut - 29 November 12:31
With considerable pain and after a long gestation it seems that a new workers’ party is being born in South Africa.
By Charles Bremner - 28 November 14:16
So much blame is heaped on Hollande that it is hard not to feel sorry for the amiable back-room party manager who, his friends say, still cannot believe his good fortune in landing the presidency last year.
By Sophie McBain - 28 November 12:19
Paul Conroy, the photojournalist injured in the attack that killed Marie Colvin in Homs, says he "can’t think of a single photo I could take at this moment in time that would increase public awareness." When will people start taking notice of Syria again?