A new report reveals the extent of modern slavery worldwide, and finds that India has the highest number of enslaved people at 1.2m.
The ongoing legal battles against Grunenthal matter, both for those affected by thalidomide and because of the precedent they set.
Awarded the prize "for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons".
By 2015, GlaxoSmithKline hopes to market the world's first malaria vaccine. But a lot more needs to be done to tackle a disease that kills 660,000 people a year.
What factors will really affect the outcome of negotiations between the US and Iran?
How China uses pandas to help secure long-term trade deals.
The number of child labourers has decreased by a third since 2000, but there are still 168 million child workers.
How the militant Somalia group behind the deadly attack on a Kenyan shopping centre formed, and why it is attacking foreign targets now.
Five years after Lehman Brother's collapse, one group has fared spectacularly well: the richest 1 per cent. The world's superpower is now worryingly dependent on the financial fortunes of just 1.35m taxpayers. But where in the world is inequality the grea
Egypt, North Korea, Angola, South Sudan, Israel and Myanmar haven't ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention, and Russia and the US haven't met their obligations under the convention. So what power does the CWC have?
Continuing our What Makes Us Human series, Alexei Sayle reflects on the time Paul McKenna planted a suicidal post-hypnotic suggestion in his brain, and how our restlessness has been exploited to devastating effect.
The elephant untethered.
A new exhibition captures the trauma of those forced to flee to survive.
A stunning new infographic reveals the trade patterns of the great naval empires.
The need for global leadership has never been greater but ever fewer are prepared or in a position to provide it. After a decade of war, the United States is in retreat, preoccupied with domestic battles over debt, the economy and immigration.
There are three big unfolding geopolitical stories: China’s rise, Middle East turmoil and the redesign of Europe. The three countries with most to lose from these trends are Britain, Japan and Israel. This is not a G7, G8 or a G20 world. This is the era o
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.
From our correspondence.
The desire to avoid the racism that characterises some debates about rape and FGM abroad can lead us to make untenable comparisons with Britain, argues Rahila Gupta.
Join this global movement on 14 February to end violence against women and girls.
The Prime Minister will advocate his "golden thread" approach to aid this week - but does he know what he is talking about?
When women come to our shores for help, we owe them a chance to rebuild their lives, writes Natasha Walter.
The development community must be brave enough to have an honest debate with the public and with politicians about the difficulties and challenges of aid, as well as its benefits.
The BBC takes the top prize.
From a portrait of Ai Weiwei to fascist rallies in Athens, the best foreign reporting, analysis and interviews of the year from the New Statesman.
A celebration of global revolutions by Magnum photographers.
The killings of Abraham Lincoln, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and John F Kennedy all seemed world-changing events. But is assassination anything other than an act of petty vanity?
The Warwick International Development Summit provides a platform for the spread of innovative new ideas.
A split between the "Red Princelings" and party technocrats threatens to derail the smooth leadership transition.