Sport

Spinners outpace sprinters at Kensington Oval

The West Indies spinners are under pressure to impress in second Test after dominating at fast bowlers' Mecca.

Politics

Partitioning the "two-state solution"

Semantic acceptance of the term 'State of Palestine' is of fundamental importance to the peace process, writes author.

by John V. Whitbeck

US & Canada

The world has spoken

Despite the nine countries that voted "no" against Palestine in the UN, it is clear the majority of the world disagrees.

by John V. Whitbeck

US & Canada

Washington puts its money on proxy war

The US has been training, advising and conducting joint exercises all over the world with "proxy war on its mind".

by Nick Turse

Sport

Misbah suspended for slow over-rate

Pakistan skipper will miss first Test at Galle against Sri Lanka after side found guilty of 'serious over-rate offence'.

Environment

Rio+20: Let's prioritise social sustainability

Greater policy attention is needed in directing emerging models for a green economy.

by Leisa Perch

Sport

Bowlers steer Australian charge

Aussies poised to claim victory in Barbados after bowlers turn the first Test against West Indies.

Sport

Windies make a positive start

West Indies were 3-179 at stumps on the opening rain-affected day of the first Test against Australia in Barbados.

Politics

Che Guevara statue spurs controversy in Ireland

An Irish city's plan to erect a monument to the revolutionary icon has piqued conservatives.

by Manuel Barcia

Sport

Australia claim emphatic Test series win

Aussies have their eye on the top spot in Test cricket while Indian captain Mahendra Dhoni is suspended for final Test.

Environment

Time for a new geopolitical climate bloc

Durban could be a wake-up call for those who believed that Brazil would become a catalyst for environmental change.

by Nikolas Kozloff

US & Canada

Obama's arc of instability

The presence of US forces in dozens of countries across the global South makes the world more volatile, says author.

by Nick Turse

Environment

Tropical storm set to add to Haiti's misery

Approaching Storm Emily is big worry for the 600,000 Haitians still living in tents.

Sport

Powell stays ahead of field in Budapest

Asafa Powell heads to London for his final meet before world championships on the back of win in Hungarian Grand Prix.

Sport

Bright start for India in dreary conditions

Despite losing early wickets to India, Chanderpaul celebrates a Test that makes him the West Indies most capped player.