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Forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad carry the national flag as they ride on motorcycles in Qusair. Photograph:  Mohammed Azakir/Reuters

Sometimes Twitter is not just a cesspit full of people who love to hate. Last week, Nigerian-American novelist Teju Cole tweeted his take on John Kerr(...)

Courthouse steps: protesters in New Delhi, where four men were yesterday sentenced to death for the fatal gang rape of a student on a bus last December. Photograph: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty

A United Nations study of 10,000 men in the Asia-Pacific region set out to reveal the true extent of rape culture in the region, but its findings – pu(...)

Taipei’s most prized landmark, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.

The compromises necessary to overcome political difficulties in the Far East have a habit of being reduced to slogans that have about them a strange f(...)

Protesters gather in front of the White House on September 10th, 2013 in Washington. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

SIMON CARSWELL, Washington CorrespondentUS president Barack Obama spent most of his televised address last night explaining why the US was morally rig(...)

US President Barack Obama talks to Senate pages as he leaves the Senate Democratic policy luncheon after meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol yesterday in Washington DC.

The White House and a cross-party group of US senators responded to the possibility of a political solution to the Syria crisis by offering the Assad (...)

A breakthrough on Syria?

Syria’s acceptance of a Russian proposal to put its chemical weapons under international control offers a way to prevent their use in the Syrian civil(...)

US president Barack Obama walks between meetings on Syria with US Senate Republicans and Democrats, on Capitol Hill in Washington today. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Syria accepted a Russian proposal yesterday to give up chemical weapons and win a reprieve from US military strikes but serious differences emerged(...)

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay speaks during a news conference on her trip around Sri Lanka at the UN headquarters in Colombo on August 31st, 2013. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

The “appalling situation” in Syria cries out for international action, yet a military response or the continued supply of arms risk igniting a regiona(...)

Dima Piskunov (left) and Alexei Matasov in the Grozny office of the Joint Mobile Group, which investigates alleged rights abuses in Chechnya. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

In the view from the 32nd-floor restaurant of the glitzy Hotel Grozny City, many Russians must see a kind of victory. Victory over the Chechen separat(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore: “The overwhelming view of the international community is that a response is required.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The United Nations Security Council, particularly Russia, has “a global responsibility’ to act against the Syrian regime, Tánaiste and Minister for Fo(...)

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