Thousands of well-wishers lined roadsides in Burma to welcome opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday as she tested the limits of her freedom by taking her first political trip into the countryside since being released from house arrest.
Jerome Taylor tests the temperature in the streets of the north London district where this week's riots began
A presidential bid by former first lady Sandra Torres has been derailed by a Guatemalan court, which ruled that her divorce from President Alvaro Colom was a political ploy rather than a genuine separation.
Matthew Collins is a leading anti-fascist campaigner - but in his youth he was at the heart of the National Front and the BNP. As his account of life in the far right is published, he talks to Ros Wynne-Jones about racism, rehabilitation and the Norway massacre
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)
Measures to include freezing assets and banning visas of Lukashenko's associates over his human-rights crackdown
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
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 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.
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.