Today's assassination of a scientist in Tehran will only ratchet up the talk of war and provocation
Far from triumphant, the US withdrawal from Iraq signals its dwindling influence in the region
Returning home, ‘Old Pineapple Face’ is due to spend two decades in jail – or is he?
A few seconds of shaking triggers more Twitter attention than death of Osama Bin Laden
Joe Biden has been trying to build bridges in China, it hasn’t worked on the basketball court
A litany of cock-ups and confusion, but 10 years on from the attack, we are no wiser
Alexander Cockburn: Beware
the US path to a huge prison
population and a police force
out of control
First reaction: ‘Outrage’ at credit downgrade, but it is possible that the markets will not care
Putin makes his remarks at
pro-Kremlin youth camp between bouts of arm-wrestling and wall-climbing
First reaction: As the US debt ceiling saga reaches its endgame, are there any political winners?
Charles Laurence: Plight
of America’s jobless ‘suits’
raises big questions - like
why would you marry one?
‘The Undefeated’ to launch Tea Party darling’s bid for USA’s highest office
Speech from beyond the grave praising revolutions released hours before Obama does the same
Crispin Black: Bin Laden was living in Pakistan’s Sandhurst, among retired army generals and spooks
Crowds cheer outside White House as President Obama makes late-night address
Business digest: Federal Reserve chairman presses politicians to take action over nation's debt
Was the Civil War worth it? Might
slavery have died out
anyway, as it did in Brazil?
In pictures: Lethal storms have hit nine states in America's south, killing 45 and injuring hundreds