He crushed his opposition and has nothing to show for it but a country that's falling apart.
The problem isn't just in Afghanistan. 30 per cent of woman suffer violence from an intimate partner, but globally laws do little to protect women at home.
In Aberdeen, outside a takeaway called The Gurkha Kitchen, I met a Bhutanese refugee called Landless. Landless was eager to talk.
We must believe these women when they tell us they would never have left their home, their family, their country, if they had a choice, and we must demonstrate this belief by telling our government that they must not be locked up.
No self-respecting person on the left should endorse anti-establishment positions that are in reality just cloaked anti-Semitism.
Dieudonné is no Bernard Manning or Frankie Boyle, whose humour is purposelessly offensive. In recent years, he has set out on a political mission to provoke the French state and test the limits of French law.
The former US Secretary of Defense on what the president never knew.
Michael Butler was a man with a mission in life, not simply a diplomatic mission on his CV.
A new film following Mitt Romney from his failed first presidential bid in 2007-8 to his doomed candidacy in 2012 may not be political dynamite, but it is an oddly compelling portrait of a very awkward man.
250 million school-age children worldwide can't read, write or do a basic maths sum. 130 million of these children are enrolled in school. So what's going wrong?
The aim is to create a movement similar to the United Democratic Front that fought the apartheid government.
The plebiscite amounts to a tacit endorsement for the military-installed government that has launched a crackdown on Morsi and his Islamist party, the Muslim Brotherhood.
For more than half of his time in prison, Marita Maharaj's husband Kris was on death row. His sentence was commuted in 2002, but he still faces life imprisonment.
This is the place to which the Beloved is committed.
Global inequality in numbers.
Decades of strife have left the Central African Republic with a damaged infrastructure and a tense peace that seems like it could end at any moment.
Old world decline, rogue empires, killing for God – looking at 1914, we can discover that there are many uncomfortable parallels with our own time.
Yasha the parrot joins an elite menagerie of animals that have entered politics.
At Geneva this week, the government should push for the establishment of a Syria Contact Group involving both Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Top lawyers say they have evidence that the Syrian government is responsible for crimes against humanity, but will these latest findings influence tomorrow's peace talks?
More than two million people have fled the civil war in Syria. Many of them are desperate to get into Europe – but no country wants them.
Chris Christie's presidential hopes have taken a hit, thanks to the "bridge" scandal. But if he learns the lesson that the American public has little tolerance for proto-Nixonion political thuggery, and – crucially – stops hiring people who operate that w
Open your mouth and identify yourself as a human being while daring to be married to a high-powered politician, and the media is unlikely to look kindly upon you.
Egyptians are expected to vote “yes” in a referendum on their new constitution. This will prove a big mistake.
When things are going well, the “private life” is deliberately on display for all to see. That is how the French presidency thrives.
Eva came from Hungary to London to work 21 hours a day as a nanny, but when she lost her job she had nothing. While we discuss the political issues of immigration, we can't forget the people who are being exploited on the black market.
The former Israeli prime minister is dead, eight years after a stroke which ended his political career.
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.
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.
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.