The likes of Sheffield, Bilbao and Leipzig have staged a spectacular comeback.
By striking deep in Bashar-al Assad's heartland, Islamic State issued a reminder that his regime will never control all of Syria.
This year's presidential campaign was dominated by panic over a far-right surge – but its real meaning is somewhat different.
Colombia is pursuing a bold programme to give people back land seized by paramilitaries. But its beneficiaries don't feel safe.
It's the first global gathering to discuss humanitarian crises and opportunities – but talk and no action might still end up the order of the day.
Abduction, sexual violence, early marriage: a few of the choices facing adolescent girls who ought instead to be in school.
Calls to stop division between emergency and development aid will be heard at UN's first ever humanitarian summit.
Leanne Wood: socialist, republican, feminist – and the woman who is changing the face of Welsh politics.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has attacked the European Arrest Warrant for putting British nationals at risk of extradition. Is he right?
Assessing the argument that the British people would be better represented by their national parliament.
Five decades ago, China began a decade of devastating crackdowns and purges – and the causes are still poorly understood.
While Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government can take heart, the political landscape is fragmenting along caste, religious and ideological lines.
The Canadian PM's altercation in parliament reflects his manhandling of the political process, but do voters care?
It's not just a nation's memory of itself, but what it does to citizens who disagree that reveals its ethical compass.
At first, it seems like IS has an image perfect for driving recruitment – but in fact, its image has very limited appeal.
As Libya falls further into chaos, the US has agreed to back the new government's request to lift an arms embargo against it.
It got top billing in the Queen's speech but is anyone actually any clearer on what the government's prison reforms are?
A historian responds to Boris Johnson's claim that the EU is pursuing a powerful super-state, like Hitler.
The government has had to make many u-turns of late and that's unlikely to change now.
If you only read the Western press you may not realise the worst atrocities are committed in the Middle East and Africa.
Membership of the EU guarantees Britain's political power in Europe and beyond.
Follow the money behind the likes of Transparency International and a picture starts to emerge.
With an ongoing impeachment process and a deep economic recession, the host nation is on thin ice ahead of one of the world's largest sporting mega-events.
Bringing you up to speed on the political hot potato that may have passed you by.
The junta that governed Panama from 1968 to 1989 was hardly Latin America's deadliest. But that doesn't mean it was benign.
The cost of justice puts victims at a disadvantage.
A report from Lesbos, where thousands of refugees are living in inhumane conditions.
The fourth annual march for life was bigger than in previous years – but it still seems fragmented.
Religious leaders have done little to help combat institutionalised homophobia – and some have flat-out encouraged it.