Thousands of Tamils have left military-run camps in northern Sri Lanka. People are free to leave, but must give their details in order to be monitored.
With the poorest countries in the world pledging to do most to combat climate change, richer nations
A giant nuclear fusion reactor could solve the world’s energy problems – but only if it doesn’t melt
“The Obama White House can’t abide me”
The Iraqi election will not be held in January, as the country's constitution requires.
24,000 children under the age of five continue to die each day
In Lebanon a unity government was formed by the prime minister designate, Saad Hariri, ending five months of deadlock since the general election. The coalition includes two members of Hezbollah.
Hamid Karzai was declared president of Afghanistan on 2 November, after his closest rival, Abdullah Abdullah, withdrew from a planned presidential run-off.
The Pakistani army continues its ground assault on the militant stronghold of South Waziristan, facing fierce resistance from the Taliban. Up to 100,000 civilians have fled the conflict zone.
Pakistani aircraft bombed militants in the South Waziristan region on the Afghan border, after at least 120 people were killed in terrorist attacks over eight days.
Barack Obama promised a sharp break from the Bush era, yet he seems to have stepped into the shoes o
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The author of the new book The Next 100 Years explains why China poses little threat to US supremacy
Japan and Turkey form an alliance to attack the US. Poland becomes America’s closest ally. Mexico ma
The coverage of the US journalists released from North Korea ignored the fact they knowingly broke t
A series of disturbing revelations suggests that collusion and complicity in torture may be the dark
The 44th president of the United States was elected amid hopes that he would roll back his country’s
Come the next catastrophe, we will rue governments’ cowardice
in failing to reform the banks
Will the world recession return African economies to their knees? Not if China has anything to do wi
The co-author of the new book Does God Hate Women? discusses patriarchy, the burka and capitalism
The “historian of the present” Timothy Garton Ash claims to look at the world with unflinching hones
With his government of warmongers, Wall Street cronies and polluters from the Bush and Clinton eras, Obama has much to answer for.
Washington must cut the umbilical cords that ties it to Tel Aviv. If it doesn’t, the conflict in the
Journeys that once took weeks can now be completed in a day. But every so often a tragedy reminds you what it means to come home.
David Patrikarakos tells the remarkable story of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear programme, which beg