Charles Laurence

Ferguson riots: a story of black poverty and white supremacy

Tue 19 Aug, AT 08:33 Charles Laurence

America's first black president is either reluctant or unable to take on the issue of inequality

Bill Gates

Ice bucket challenge: why are celebrities getting soaked?

Briefing Mon 18 Aug, AT 12:39

Internet is awash with videos of Justin Bieber and and Bill Gates drenching themselves with ice water

Robert Fox

Yazidis on Mt Sinjar 'don't need rescuing': how very convenient

Fri 15 Aug, AT 12:35 Robert Fox

Cameron's foreign policy is an 'omnishambles' while Obama looks increasingly parochial and isolationist

 A demonstrator gestures in front of police in Ferguson, Missouri

St Louis police shooting video stokes outrage

First Reaction Thu 21 Aug, AT 15:52

Footage appears to contradict police statement about the shooting of a second black man in Missouri

Charles Laurence

Hillary Clinton risks being left behind by young Americans

Thu 14 Aug, AT 09:41 Charles Laurence

As Clinton pledges support for Israel, Generation Millennial more likely to sympathise with Hamas

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki

Iraq violence rages on. What's happened to its leadership?

Briefing Tue 12 Aug, AT 15:06

Power struggle in Iraqi government threatens to hamper efforts to stem advances by the militants

Robert Fox

Iraq, Gaza, Ebola: perfect storm tests Obama and Cameron

Fri 8 Aug, AT 15:20 Robert Fox

As US bombers attack Islamic State fighters, the world looks as flammable today as it did in 1914

Yazidi women take shelter at a school in the Kurdish city of Dohuk

Yazidis: who are they and why is the Islamic State pursuing them?

Briefing Fri 8 Aug, AT 14:47

One of Iraq's oldest and most persecuted religious minorities, the Yazidi faces yet another genocide

Royal Air Force Tornado aircraft

Islamic State: RAF jets carry out first air strikes in Iraq

One-Minute Read Wed 1 Oct, AT 10:20

Attacks will prompt 'relief' for government after fanfare of air strikes vote, but 'anxiety' for hostages

President Obama and King Mswati III

Obama 'sides with dictators' at US-Africa summit

Briefing Wed 6 Aug, AT 15:44

Trade topped the agenda and human rights were off the table as Barack Obama met with presidents, kings and dictators

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