The ongoing violence has claimed the lives of more than 8,000 people in 2013 - the highest annual toll since 2008
The row over the “quenelle” gesture deepened today after it emerged that a picture had been posted on the internet of a man making the reportedly anti-Semitic hand signal in front of a Toulouse school where three Jewish children were murdered.
President Putin wants the Sochi Winter Olympics to showcase Russia as an orderly state
Footballer Nicolas Anelka has become embroiled in the row over an anti-Semitic comedian’s controversial hand gestures
MP receives fees from US intelligence firm while holding security positions in Parliament
Universities' governing body warns institutions need to balance freedom of speech with respect
Judges and viewers vote as the performer begins to sing and images of voters taken from their Facebook pages appear live on giant LED screen facing the performer
Group of men had been under surveillance by police and MI5 following intelligence reports that they were planning to carry out attack
Supporter’s killing of rapper last week has prompted protests across the country
Five senior police officers in Greece have been replaced after the government ordered an urgent inquiry into alleged links between the police and the far-right Golden Dawn party.
David Usborne uncovers the troubled mental state of Aaron Alexis and asks: how was he allowed to work on a naval base?
PM instructed Sir Jeremy Heywood to request The Guardian hand over classified material
Bulut Yayla, a Turkish archaeology student and left-wing activist, says he travelled to Greece in April this year to escape imprisonment and torture he endured under the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Independent has seen a defiant letter smuggled out of jail by a man who pines for democracy
The idea that our forces would act as a break on American excesses was a pipe dream
President Obama is expected to nominate James Comey, a widely respected former federal prosecutor and deputy Attorney General during the George W Bush administration, as the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the country’s most important law enforcement agency.