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

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

Shackles hang at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Barack Obama: 'We tortured some folks' after 9/11

First Reaction Mon 4 Aug, AT 12:54

White House said those responsible were 'real patriots', as human rights groups call for 'legal consequences'

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