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Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy leader, ventured outside Rangoon yesterday for the first time since her release from house arrest.
Venezuela's President has been in Cuba for cancer treatment, but the opposition seems powerless to mount a serious challenge
The Iranians know how to do these things.
After recent dip Frenchman is back to his belting best (just don't mention his Muhammad Ali resemblance)
For the first time in nearly a decade, the Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi celebrated her birthday in freedom yesterday, with supporters freeing symbolic caged birds as state security agents watched from across the street.
Moroccan King Mohammed VI announced a series of constitutional reforms in a speech that he said will turn the North African country into a constitutional monarchy, though pro-democracy activists remain sceptical.
With injunctions, super-injunctions, libel, the Arab Spring, Twitter privacy and Google in China all high on the public agenda, the issue of Free Speech – and its limits – has never been more pertinent.
The downfall of Anthony Weiner – he of the over-exposed torso – is another coup for Andrew Breitbart
Jailed autocrat's daughter is on course to take the presidency
The former Foreign Secretary Dr David Owen once said that, if heads of government and foreign ministers were asked to name the most likeable politician, their overwhelming choice would be Garret FitzGerald. The same was true within Ireland, where he is remembered as the leading elder statesman of the last half-century, a figure who broadened the country's horizons and contributed to the eventual ending of the Troubles. Critics would often preface their comments with the admission that he was quite the nicest man in Irish politics. His sincerity, charm and lack of guile were legendary: in fact they help explain why his career was such a striking mixture of outstanding success and occasional failures.
I'm in my new apartment, in the 10th arrondissement in Paris. I've installed 'double vitrage' [double glazing] because it's on a main street. I can see a 19th-century building opposite, but I can hear nothing – great.
The Rwanda army chief who called for ethnic Tutsis to be exterminated like "cockroaches" during the 1994 genocide was yesterday sentenced to 30 years in prison.
City dwellers and suburban citizens are to be offered an unprecedented opportunity to become farmers of a 2,500-acre estate, without so much as getting mud on their boots or dirt on their hands.
While revolution has been sweeping the Middle East, demonstrations in Iran have been more subdued. But what's really going on in this notoriously secretive state? In a special report from inside the country, Patrick Cockburn takes to the streets to find out
I was taken to task by our deputy chairman, a fine man indeed, over my remark last week about the AV referendum when I suggested that the nation is not exactly breathless in anticipation of exercising its democratic prerogative on 5 May.
How does Montmartre, 1871 compare with Tahrir Square and Tunis, 2011? Alex Butterworth explains what the Paris Commune can teach us about the Arab Spring