UN security council

20 Jul, 2012

Border with Iraq and key Turkish frontier posts now in rebel hands, but China and Russia block progress at UN

31 May, 2012

Opinion digest: Doctors' strike, prosecuting war criminals, and religion in the US elections

29 May, 2012

Opinion digest: Syrian military intervention, the new energy bill and the Murdoch's power over Blair

Kim Jong-un
13 Apr, 2012

Damp squib provokes international condemnation and domestic embarrassment for young leader

16 Feb, 2012

The obituaries for Assad's regime are premature – after Libya, no one has the stomach to intervene

Syrian opposition flag
08 Feb, 2012

Assad may be a monster and the bombing of Syrians a crime, but he still has allies, and his enemies are divided

06 Feb, 2012

Beijing warns that enforcing regime change in Damascus would be "an error"

22 Sep, 2011

If the US won’t support the Palestinian bid for statehood, what else might work?