Activists are finding renewed hope in the emergence of a grassroots left-wing movement called the Patriotic March.
Martin Plaut asks how a body with so much hope can have done so little?
Glosswitch has always had a love for all things German, so she's happy to learn that everyone else agrees.
If you want the bottom line about why William Hague and other dignitaries are in Israel for sham talks about peace, look at the bottom line.
The certainties that sustained notions of European unity and social solidarity are collapsing. The financial structures that formed the foundations of old Europe have warped and are destroying it. So, where next?
In just a couple of days, Obama's government machine had managed to inflame both their political opponents and the press to apoplexy, writes Nicky Woolf.
My mother and I both married men from Pakistan. Both marriages ended in divorce, but their circumstances and our attitudes towards them could not have been more different: it is a sign of how much has changed.
The bid to ban pro-Palestine group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid as well as the slogan “Israeli apartheid” is a direct attack on freedom of speech and the right to protest.
Amid all the bloodshed of Zimbabwe’s 2008 election, it was the murder of the 30-year-old Tonderai Ndira that caught the international media’s attention. He became a symbol for the country's political struggles. Five years on, Zimbabwe is transformed, but
The Malaysian novelist on fiction, immigration and the Shanghainese.
Up to 2.5m Britons watch the Kremlin-funded TV channel, which is so strongly critical of Western governments it's known as the "anti Fox News". But does it have a blind spot when it comes to Russia's own failings?
Samira Shackle talks to members of the Ahmadiyya, a minority numbering 4 million. The Ahmadis are branded as "non-Muslims", suffer violent attacks on their mosques and will boycott this weekend's elections.
The Hazara are a Shia minority who face constant persecution in Pakistan. Ruquiya Hashmi - the first female Hazara candidate for the national assembly - faces death threats daily.
With Khan laid low by an accident at a rally, Samira Shackle reports on his campaign so far.
The Pakistani trans community is unlike the West's: <em>hijras</em>, as they are known, consider themselves a third gender, neither male nor female, and refer to themselves as "shemale". Samira Shackle meets Pakistan's first <em>hijra</em> electoral candi
No incursion into Syrian airspace, sources indicate.
In praise of the Bundesliga and more besides.
Since the minister in charge of tax avoidance was forced to admit to a secret Swiss bank account, François Hollande’s entire government has begun to look shaky. How did it go so wrong, so fast?
Sohel Rana arrested trying to flee the country.
The President zings it all over the place.
The number of victims continues to rise.
Three British citizens continue to be held under appalling conditions in the United Arab Emirates, while the Government prepares to host the country's unelected leader for a state visit.
Traditional notions of the Indian family allow child abuse to happen with impunity.
His campaign was a disturbing example of politics at its most crass and exploitative.
The power struggle between President Zuma and trade union leader Zwelinzima Vavi is a prelude to a battle for wider control of the political landscape.
30 September 1988.
The Greek journalist, who was instrumental in the publication of the "Lagarde list" of major tax evaders in October 2012, talks to the NS's Daniel Trilling.
It is now 98 years since 1.5m Armenians were systematically massacred. Recognising what happened is the only way to help us all move forward.