Slumlands — filthy secret of the modern mega-city
By Paul Mason - 08 August 1:00

Across the world, slums are home to a billion people. The rich elite want the shanty towns cleared,

People are starving to death in 2011. Why?
By Dan Hodges - 03 August 10:16

We've got the money, the logistical and security capability. There is a geo-political case and a mor

Shedding light on Vodafone's digital darkness
By Tess Riley - 28 July 12:42

Unhealthy relationships between telecoms and governments must be scrutinised.

Britain need not be nine meals away from anarchy
By Edward Platt - 27 June 1:00

As oil prices peak and we approach the end of the age of cheap food, now is the time for city-dwelle

Hunger management
By Raj Patel - 27 June 1:00

Experts predict that there will be ten billion of us by 2100. Feeding the world could be the politic

The real question about overseas aid
By Deborah Doane - 25 June 11:37

It's not the UK's aid budget that hinders development, it's free-market capitalism.

The Week So Far
By Staff blogger - 23 June 13:28

1. Europe

The long war between Sunni and Shia
By Olivier Roy - 23 June 12:39

East of the River Jordan, the defining geopolitical and religious schism in the Middle East pits Saudi Arabia against Iran.

Foreign aid: who gives the most?
By George Eaton - 23 June 12:34

The government is spending more on aid but how does the UK compare with other countries?

John Pilger: Brainwashing the polite, professional and British way
By John Pilger - 23 June 12:06

In Britain as in America, the object of training professionals in everything from banking to the media is to produce a class of “managers” who instinctively muffle dissent — even if no one tells them to do so.

Leader: A global big society
By Rowan Williams - 23 June 10:56

While we're on the subject of building resourcefulness and well-being, it is worth noting that many people are beginning to argue that a vision committed to empowering local politics in the UK needs a counterpart in the arena

Exclusive — Rowan Williams in conversation with William Hague
By Rowan Williams - 17 June 8:25

The Foreign Secretary believes Britain abroad must temper idealism with pragmatism. The Archbishop o

Leader: Stop preaching, Bono
By Staff blogger - 16 June 9:00

The U2 singer calls for governments to spend more on foreign aid while minimising his tax bill.

A plan to teach the world
By Gordon Brown - 15 June 9:06

The epidemic of youth unemployment is betraying the promise of globalisation – but it doesn’t need t

Exclusive — The Archbishop of Canterbury in conversation with William Hague
By New Statesman - 08 June 16:08

Rowan Williams has interviewed the Foreign Secretary for this week's New Statesman.

Dangerous holiday liaisons
By Alice Miles - 26 May 13:13

The beheading of a British woman in Tenerife was shocking, but we Brits are too preoccupied with biz

The Week So Far
By Staff blogger - 26 May 13:04

1. Africa

Why I signed the WikiLeaks NDA
By Becky Hogge - 16 May 17:06

Becky Hogge offers some thoughts on the WikiLeaks gagging order story.

Muslim grievances, popular royalty and why I was wrong about 9/11
By Peter Wilby - 12 May 13:31

Osama Bin Laden was a fool and a failure, and he was lucky that George W Bush, an even bigger fool, made him, for a while, into more than that. Muslims had legitimate grievances.

For Osama, there’s no hope of resurrection
By Olivier Roy - 12 May 13:31

With the killing of Bin Laden in Abbottabad, al-Qaeda is as good as dead. This was never a mass move

Leader: After Bin Laden, it’s time to end this unwinnable war
By Staff blogger - 12 May 13:31

Obama now has the political cover necessary to order an accelerated withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Every day is 9/11, every day is pain
By Donna Marsh O'Connor - 12 May 13:31

Donna Marsh O’Connor lost her daughter in the 11 September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. W

No kind of martyr
By Mehdi Hasan - 12 May 13:31

Mehdi Hasan is horrified at the reaction to the killing of Osama by a handful of people in the Musli

The Week so Far
By Staff blogger - 12 May 13:31

1. North America

Osama Bin Laden: A Timeline
By Sophie Elmhirst - 12 May 13:31

10 March 1957 Born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, only child of the businessman Mohammed Bin Laden by Alia Ghanem (later "Hamida"), his tenth wife.

The Week so Far
By Staff blogger - 12 May 13:28

1. Middle East

Once the protests stop, who will rebuild the Middle East?
By Zamila Bunglawala - 12 May 12:45

British universities need to keep their doors open to Arab students, even if they come from authorit

Osama Bin Laden’s home videos
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 08 May 10:07

Extraordinary tapes released by the Pentagon.

The Week so Far
By Staff blogger - 05 May 11:42

1. Asia

Law, justice and the death of Osama Bin Laden
By David Allen Green - 02 May 18:15

Does it matter if the killing was against the law?