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.
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
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.
The military leadership is trying to extinguish protest from both Muslim Brotherhood supporters and the liberals who helped overthrow President Mubarak. Will they succeed?
How Syria's polite dictator won.
Violence, hunger and disease have become facts of life for millions. More can be done to alleviate their suffering, and more must be done.
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 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
There are currently 211 journalists in prison worldwide, and over 50 have been killed doing their job.
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.
In 2000, on a visit to Zimbabwe, Jason Cowley met the former Rhodesian leader Ian Smith.
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
Amnesty International condemns Europe's failure to resettle Syrian refugees.
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?
A short lesson in the art of mistranslating names into Chinese.
"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."
As we mourn Mandela's death we should not forget and acknowledge the role that communists played in befriending and influencing this great man.
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.
As southern European countries rack up record debts, Helmut Kohl has told friends “Merkel is destroying my Europe”.