Obama backs Syrian rebels - so why are they frustrated?

First Reaction Wed 12 Dec, AT 14:03

US formally 'recognises' Syrian opposition but with no promise of assistance it's seen as a 'half-step'

World condemns North Korea after successful missile test

First Reaction Wed 12 Dec, AT 08:45

Long-range missile puts satellite into orbit, but tests could be part of nuclear programme

David Beckham LA Galaxy

Beckham to buy into LA Galaxy as he bows out in style

Transfer Talk Mon 3 Dec, AT 12:11

The midfielder signs off with a second MLS Cup triumph but could return as investor

Burma frees political prisoners as Obama makes historic visit

First Reaction Mon 19 Nov, AT 10:51

President Obama praises Burmese counterpart for reforms, but Aung San Suu Kyi urges caution

Comment

Boris can make it to No.10 - not if Max Hastings can help it

Opinion digest Wed 10 Oct, AT 13:13

Opinion digest: The Boris debate, the importance of children's TV, US-China trade stand-off

Israel shoots down mystery drone, but who does it belong to?

First Reaction Sun 7 Oct, AT 08:01

Drone destroyed near nuclear reactor in southern Israel was probably sent by an increasingly sophisticated Hezbollah

US evacuates embassies as Muslim protests spread to West

Summary Sun 16 Sep, AT 12:51

All non-essential staff withdrawn from Tunisia and Sudan embassies as Muslim leader calls for calm

Israel 'prepared for 30-day war with Iran' - but will it attack?

First Reaction Thu 16 Aug, AT 14:57

As Israelis queue for gas masks, observers say Israeli is trying to put pressure on the US

Alexander Cockburn

Obamacare victory puts Mitt Romney on the back foot again

Fri 29 Jun, AT 07:44 Alexander Cockburn

Republican candidate blindsided by Supreme Court's decision to uphold Obama's health insurance Act

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