World Politics

Brexit will not go smoothly, which shouldn’t be a surprise
Chilling footage has emerged of the moment parts of MH17 crashed into a Ukrainian field killing all 298 people on board, in
It is as easy to insist on a political settlement in Syria or in Libya as it is to talk of crushing ISIS. In Syria and Iraq, ISIS gives every indication of denying the legitimacy of compromise, so the concept of settlement would be out of bounds. In Libya, where ISIS is present but far from dominant, there could (and, for their own self-interest, should) be more possibility of arriving at an initial settlement between the Dawn and Dignity rivals.
We can't escape the fact that throughout history countries are most carbon-intense and least sustainable on their way to becoming rich; not when they get there. So if the message to developing countries is that they are not allowed to develop in the same way as rich countries developed... are we sure that they will sign up to this?
Here is a plea - not just from me - but from my generation of young Afghans. The soldiers you have lost did not die in vain - the money you have spent has not been wasted - PLEASE - don't throw away what you have achieved. We are going to need your help for a few more years yet. It won't be forever - but it will be longer than two and a half years.
Like sharks that have tasted blood, the vast crowds that gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square this week wanted another victim - and on Wednesday night, they got one. For the second time in less than 30 months, they forced a president from power - and just like in February 2011, it was the army that wielded the fatal blow.
For the UK, the G8 seems to serve as a symbol of continuing angst about this country's relative position globally, the nature of our own influence and the direction in which we are heading. The idea of the G8 as a collection of twentieth-century powers with ever-diminishing relevance and power seems to fit the UK perfectly.
The Polvaulting story is not a straightforward relaying of the facts. It takes the bare premise of the facts as its starting point and then builds a surreal but humorous play on hypothesis around them; of what might happen if a rogue American General gave the order to attack North Korea.
Marie Colvin's death has highlighted the dangers facing journalists in armed conflict, but the threats to journalists worldwide are much broader.
Days of violence in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa have culminated with the death of nearly one hundred people and a fragile