• March 14, 2011

    That senior US politician Newt Gingrich tried to be forgiven for his infidelities while using “patriotism” and “overworking” excuses is what leads many to see a usually serious act turning out to have been rather comic, says Martin Marty, reporting on the media response in North America.

  • August 17, 2010

    The Taliban have carried out the first confirmed executions by stoning to be seen in Afghanistan since the arrival of western troops in autumn 2001.

  • February 7, 2010

    I had an interesting exchange on Twitter yesterday with, amongst others, Ruth Gledhill from The Times.