After her party’s electoral triumph, Aung San Suu Kyi has almost got the power she wants
The Labour leader claims the Government is 'skewing economic life' to funnel wealth 'towards the [richest] one per cent and away from working people'
The shadow chancellor set out his vision in what he called a "progress report" on Labour policy
Freedom is in decline across the world
Curb on local authorities' right to divest from companies they regard as unethical could be slipped through Parliament
It is precisely because the powerful find openness irritating and inconvenient that the rules need to be kept up to date
For more than half a century, Tunisia was an authoritarian state where all the power lay with the president
The late Hungarian president played a key role in consolidating his country’s newly-democratic regime
The latest attempt to make a citizen's arrest on Tony Blair is saluted by campaigner Peter Tatchell, who was beaten unconscious in his attempt to apprehend President Mugabe
Members of India's ruling Congress party erupted in rapturous applause today for Rahul Gandhi, heir to the country's Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, who is leading the struggling party's campaign in a general election in May.
John Bercow, House of Commons Speaker, has made a highly unusual intervention in a key foreign policy issue by appealing for Burma’s constitution to be amended to allow Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to run in elections for the country’s presidency next year.
If the military blocks constitutional change, the world will want to know why
One of the Conservatives’ few female MPs in the North of England is facing a damaging second reselection battle amid an outbreak of infighting.
With pressure mounting and even President Thein Sein urging people to do the right thing, Burma’s favourite daughter may be closer than ever to wresting control from the army in her home country
Egypt's interim government has blamed the group for an attack on police headquarters
New Jersey governor has claimed no advance knowledge of the incident which saw the closure of two access lanes from Fort Lee