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‘The title character’s goodness is only relative to the more explicitly debauched characters that pass through.’ Julian Margulies as Alicia Florrick in The Good Wife

Alicia Florrick stands apart from most of the middle-aged television protagonists to be found angrily meth-dealing and politicking their way across ou(...)

Syrian opposition chief negotiator Hadi al-Bahra (right) walks with members of his delegation after a break in a meeting at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, yesterday. Peace talks between Syria’s government and opposition groups might be the headline act, but negotiators are also using ongoing talks in Geneva to try to get the country’s various rebel groups on the same page. Photograph: Salvatore Di Nolfi/EPA

The Syrian government has offered to let women and children leave the besieged city of Homs as negotiators from the warring sides discussed humanitari(...)

UN and Arab League Special Envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi (centre) announces that representatives of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, and a divided opposition will meet in the same room. Photograph: EPA/Salvatore Di Nolfi

International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said a first day of face-to-face talks between Syria’s opposing sides had not yielded significant results but (...)

UN and Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi giving a press conference in Geneva. Photograph: Salvatore Di Nolfi/Epa

After a period of uncertainty and threats from both sides to depart, UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi announced yesterday that the government and opposi(...)

Protesters against the Syrian government demonstrate outside the UN building in Geneva as international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi holds talks today with a Syrian government delegation led by Syrian foreign minister Walid al-Moualem. Photograph: Jamal Saidi/Reuters

The Syrian government and its opponents will hold their first joint meeting tomorrow to launch peace talks aimed at resolving nearly three years of ci(...)

Syrian foreign minister Walid al-Moualem, head of a Syrian government delegation, arrives for a meeting with UN-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi at a UN office in Genevatoday. Photograph: Jamal Saidi/Reuters

The Syrian government delegation at peace negotiations in Geneva will leave tomorrow if “serious talks” do not start, according to reports.State TV sa(...)

Syrian opposition leader Ahmed Jarba answers questions during a news conference in Geneva on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi met Syrian government and opposition delegations separately in Geneva yesterday to lay the groundwork for talks on how to (...)

Children hold placards depicting young victims of the Syrian conflict, as they take part in a demonstration in front of the parliament in Athens on April 6th, 2013 in solidarity to Syrian refugees who fled the conflict in the country. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Fadi can count himself lucky, many times over. A young Syrian who fled his native country after deserting the Syrian army, he has had more than his sh(...)

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon beside UN Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi after yesterday’s “Geneva II” talks in Montreux. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Ill-tempered exchanges dominated the Syrian peace conference convened yesterday in the Swiss resort of Montreux. While Syrian foreign minister (...)

Organised by the Crossroads Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation based in Hong Kong, Refugee Run is designed to make participants look beyond the abstraction of data, such as the two million Syrians displaced from their war-torn homeland.

Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg may be the world’s newest billionaire, but she will mark the occasion fighting for food and scrabbling in dirt with(...)

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