Bite-sized briefing: world
By Staff blogger - 03 December 5:20

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.

As Washington and Beijing stall, poor folk take the lead
By Mark Lynas - 26 November 5:41

With the poorest countries in the world pledging to do most to combat climate change, richer nations

Here comes the sun
By Michael Brooks - 26 November 5:41

A giant nuclear fusion reactor could solve the world’s energy problems – but only if it doesn’t melt

The NS Interview: Seymour Hersh
By Mehdi Hasan - 26 November 5:41

“The Obama White House can’t abide me”

Bite-sized briefing: World
By Staff blogger - 26 November 5:41

The Iraqi election will not be held in January, as the country's constitution requires.

The scandal of infant mortality
By Kate Eardley - 16 November 18:07

24,000 children under the age of five continue to die each day

Bite-sized briefing: world
By Staff blogger - 12 November 5:43

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.

Bite-sized briefing: world
By Staff blogger - 05 November 5:55

Hamid Karzai was declared president of Afghanistan on 2 November, after his closest rival, Abdullah Abdullah, withdrew from a planned presidential run-off.

Bite-sized briefing: world
By Staff blogger - 22 October 8:48

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.

Bite-sized briefing: world
By Staff blogger - 15 October 8:38

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.

Change we can’t believe in
By Mehdi Hasan - 08 October 6:46

Barack Obama promised a sharp break from the Bush era, yet he seems to have stepped into the shoes o

The 50 people who matter today: 1-10
By Staff blogger - 24 September 6:50

The top 10 on our diverse list of individuals, couples and families changing the world, for good and

The 50 people who matter today: 41-50
By Staff blogger - 24 September 6:50

41-50 on our diverse list of individuals, couples and families changing the world, for good and ill.

The 50 people who matter today: 31-40
By Staff blogger - 24 September 6:50

31-40 on our diverse list of individuals, couples and families changing the world, for good and ill.

The 50 people who matter today: 21-30
By Staff blogger - 24 September 6:50

21-30 on our diverse list of individuals, couples and families changing the world, for good and ill.

The 50 people who matter today: 11-20
By Staff blogger - 24 September 6:50

11-20 on our diverse list of individuals, couples and families changing the world, for good and ill.

Q&A: George Friedman
By George Eaton - 27 August 16:42

The author of the new book The Next 100 Years explains why China poses little threat to US supremacy

The next 100 years
By George Friedman - 27 August 8:07

Japan and Turkey form an alliance to attack the US. Poland becomes America’s closest ally. Mexico ma

The west muscles in
By Sholto Byrnes - 13 August 8:24

The coverage of the US journalists released from North Korea ignored the fact they knowingly broke t

Our opposition to torture must be non-negotiable
By Staff blogger - 06 August 9:11

A series of disturbing revelations suggests that collusion and complicity in torture may be the dark

Obama’s empire
By Catherine Lutz - 30 July 9:03

The 44th president of the United States was elected amid hopes that he would roll back his country’s

A tale of two depressions
By Martin Jacques - 30 July 9:03

Come the next catastrophe, we will rue governments’ cowardice
in failing to reform the banks

Lives on the line
By Richard Dowden - 23 July 13:00

Will the world recession return African economies to their knees? Not if China has anything to do wi

Q&A: Ophelia Benson
By George Eaton - 21 July 12:04

The co-author of the new book Does God Hate Women? discusses patriarchy, the burka and capitalism

Facts Are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade Without a Name
By John Gray - 16 July 11:37

The “historian of the present” Timothy Garton Ash claims to look at the world with unflinching hones

Mourn on the 4th of July: John Pilger on modern American myths
By John Pilger - 09 July 11:29

With his government of warmongers, Wall Street cronies and polluters from the Bush and Clinton eras, Obama has much to answer for.

A sense of an ending
By Martin Jacques - 02 July 12:18

Washington must cut the umbilical cords that ties it to Tel Aviv. If it doesn’t, the conflict in the

Back to the point of departure: John Pilger returns to his roots
By John Pilger - 25 June 11:37

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.

How Iran went nuclear
By David Patrikarakos - 18 June 11:35

David Patrikarakos tells the remarkable story of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear programme, which beg

After the revolution
By Dominic Sandbrook - 16 June 10:58

30 years on from the Islamic revolution, can sensible, sober diplomacy win out?

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