By David Patrikarakos - 27 November 16:07
Strange alliances in tumultuous times.
By Lana Asfour - 27 November 15:35
As the conflict drags on in Syria the tensions are felt strongly in Lebanon, which is hosting almost one million refugees.
By Ian Steadman - 26 November 13:19
The WHO's latest health inequity report made a startling claim that "about half" of those with HIV deliberately infected themselves in order to claim benefits, a claim not backed by the study cited.
By Sophie McBain - 25 November 15:17
Research by Bloomberg reveals the extent of the pay gap between executives and employees at 250 companies.
By Sophie McBain - 21 November 15:12
Is it possible to build a fortune cleanly in African telecoms?
By Nicky Woolf - 21 November 15:09
“Bill de Blasio will be a mayor for every New Yorker – and I would say that even if he weren’t my dad.”
By Mira Galanova - 21 November 14:44
Why is there still support in Chile for a man considered a ruthless dictator by most of the democratic world? Pinochet’s sympathisers say his poor reputation is the result of a manipulation of history.
By John Bew - 21 November 13:45
There is a growing nostalgia for Dubbya's brand of “compassionate conservatism”, which increased the role of federal government in education, expanded Medicare coverage and demonstrated willingness to address immigration reform.
By Sophie McBain - 21 November 12:14
One in 10 people in Iceland are on antidepressants, and prescription rates across the OECD have dramatically increased.
By Sophie McBain - 20 November 13:03
Regular blood transfusions and five-year-olds doing "adorable" things aimed to help the North Korean dictator become the world's oldest man.
By Sophie McBain - 19 November 15:24
If the army was hoping that a hulking great monument would, literally and metaphorically, set their version of history in stone, they were wrong.
By Sophie McBain - 14 November 13:54
Are Egypt’s most mischievous scribblers and joke-makers now retiring?
By Laurie Penny - 14 November 12:51
The entire globe is affected by how the social fabric of the world’s only superpower is threaded through with the kind of structural violence that allows black boys to be gunned down on the way to the grocery and their killers walk free.
By Douglas Alexander - 11 November 11:37
The PM has consistently failed to pressure the Rajapaksa government over its human right abuses. There is too much at stake, for too many, for him to fail to do so yet again.
By Julie Tomlin - 07 November 13:13
State and private television networks went ahead and published women’s mugshots and personal details, labelling them “HIV-infected prostitutes”.
By Sophie McBain - 01 November 15:12
Between 1998 and 2012, more than 16,000 people are known to have died attempting to migrate to the European Union.
By Sophie McBain - 30 October 10:44
Globally childbirth is one of the leading causes of death among teenage girls, according to a UN report calling for greater action against adolescent pregnancy.
By Sophie McBain - 29 October 14:50
According to research released this month by Morgan Stanley, global wine production is decreasing, but we’re guzzling more and more of the stuff.
By John Bew - 24 October 14:38
There is mounting evidence that the GOP’s hopes of taking the Senate in 2014, which seemed high a few months ago, are diminishing by the day.
By David Pilling - 24 October 13:38
Shinzo Abe’s first, brief premiership ended in disaster. Yet now, recovered from debilitating illness, the conservative nationalist is back in power and, emboldened by “Abenomics”, is determined to revitalise Japan after many years of decline.
By Holly Baxter - 19 October 10:06
Daisy Coleman is the latest in a series of girls to report that they were sexually assaulted and cyberbullied on social media. But we can't blame Twitter and Facebook for the existence of rape culture - and with #justice4daisy, they might have helped end
By Charles Grant - 17 October 15:37
Putin and his ministers were uncharacteristically polite about Barack Obama, welcoming co-operation with him over Syria’s chemical weapons. Yet only a few weeks previously their relations with Washington had been toxic, with rows over Syria, Edward Snowde
By Yiannis Baboulias - 17 October 15:31
Whatever the crackdown against Golden Dawn means for Greece, the hope is now rekindled that the EU might be starting to see the rise of the far right as the threat that it is.
By Uri Dromi - 17 October 15:25
A nuclear Iran will destabilise the Middle East and maybe push Saudi Arabia and other Sunni countries into a nuclear arms race. Oil supplies might be threatened. Yet Israel, though always capable of defending itself, shouldn’t be taking a seat in the firs
By David Patrikarakos - 17 October 15:25
Israel calls Hassan Rowhani a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” – but is the new president of the Islamic Republic the west’s best hope of détente?
By Alistair Bunkall - 17 October 15:20
Nad-e Ali's most senior politician, Mohammad Ibrahim, knows that the consequence of pushing too hard for change could be a Taliban resurgence. Striking this balance would be a challenge for a political veteran but Ibrahim is only 29 years old.
By Holly Baxter - 11 October 10:18
Awarded the prize "for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons".
By Hedley Twidle - 10 October 11:35
Throughout his life, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was recognised as a man of extraordinary self-possession, in strict control of his own image and physical presence.
By Robert Cooper - 10 October 11:19
For European countries, and for the United States, too, the shift from cold war to post-cold war had been too rapid for their thinking. Militarily their forces were still organised for a life-or-death struggle with the Warsaw Pact. Politically they could