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Supporters of Hosni Mubarak celebrate after a court in Cairo overturned his conviction in an embezzlement case

Hosni Mubarak could be released from detention following Egypt high court order

Suffering from ill health, Mr Mubarak has been serving his sentence in a military hospital in the upmarket Maadi district of Cairo

Faslane Naval Base on the Gare Loch in Scotland

MoD asks for American help in searching for Russian submarine near Scotland

Britain is lacking anti-submarine patrol aircraft

Palestinians to become ICC member in April, UN chief says

Move could open way for probe of Israel's military operation in Gaza

India's first transgender mayor wins election by over 4000 votes

Independent candidate Madhu Kinnar beat the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Mahaveer Guruji to become mayor of Raigarh

North Korea is furious at new US sanctions imposed in wake of Sony hack

North Korea rages against new US sanctions following Sony cyberattack

White House is accused of 'groundlessly stirring up bad blood'

A shell explodes in Kobani, just one of the fronts where IS fighters are engaged

War with Isis: The West is wrong again in its fight against terror

Barack Obama flippantly dismissed the militants as minor-league players last January. Is he any better informed now?
Louis Sarkozy and Léonard Trierweiler have attacked each other online over anything from their mothers to Trierweiler’s enrolment in a cookery course

Sons of Nicolas Sarkozy and Valerie Trierweiler trade insults in Twitter spat

Insults have been traded on anything from football to Trierweiler’s enrolment in a cookery course

President Abbas failed in his statehood bid for Palestine, but agreed to sign more than 20 international treaties

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signs up to ICC, paving way for Israel war crimes probe

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said the move would expose the Palestinians to prosecution over support for Hamas

Harshaka Fernando's family does not believe the official version of events

Maritime murders? Justice for the 2,000 sailors who go missing each year

Some jump ship for a new life in a foreign land, while hundreds more are believed to commit suicide – but a small proportion are killed during suspected inter-crew disputes

Pope Francis to issue climate change call to arms for world’s Catholics in measures that will anger Vatican conservatives

There are plenty of Bishops who remain sceptical about the impacts of global warming

Iraqi soldiers trained by the US were routed by IS’s smaller force

War with Isis: Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter the militants' gruesome tactics

The West needs more than a 'White Knight' if it wants to succeed
The London-based MNG Maritime’s armoury vessel MNG Resolution

Floating arsenals designed to protect shipping from pirates deemed unsafe

Report warns that vessels full of weapons for hire are 'a danger to regional stability'
Bedouin people overlook Israeli settlements in the West Bank, which have multiplied over 40 years

Diplomats water down proposals on ending Israel's West Bank occupation in attempt to avoid US veto at UN

The amended Palestinian plan has wide European support

Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates reminds us of the good news of 2014

The founder posted 5 positive new stories on his blog

As Russia unveils nuclear subs with underwater drones and robots, the stealth race heats up: governments pour cash into secret armies

World’s military giants are no longer spending money on spectacular armies, but invisible ones

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Revealed: Why Mohammed Emwazi chose the 'safe option' of fighting for Isis, rather than following his friends to al-Shabaab in Somalia

Why Mohammed Emwazi chose Isis

His friends were betrayed and killed by al-Shabaab
'The solution can never be to impassively watch on while desperate people drown'
An open letter to David Cameron: Building fortress Europe has had deadly results

Open letter to David Cameron

Building the walls of fortress Europe has had deadly results
Tory candidates' tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they seem - you don't say!

You don't say!

Tory candidates' election tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they appear
Mubi: Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash

So what is Mubi?

Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash all the time
The impossible job: how to follow Kevin Spacey?

The hardest job in theatre?

How to follow Kevin Spacey
Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie

Armenian genocide and the 'good Turks'

To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

'Lou needed care, but what he got was ECT'

The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond
Migrant boat disaster: This human tragedy has been brewing for four years and EU states can't say they were not warned

This human tragedy has been brewing for years

EU states can't say they were not warned
Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

Women's sportswear

From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help
Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

Clinton's clothes

Like it or not, her outfits will be as important as her policies
NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders