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John Kerry has finally stated that we should talk to Assad, something that should have been done four years ago

Why has it proven so hard for the Better Together campaign to galvinise enthusiastic support for our union?

The Royal Prerogative was, in effect, abolished on the basis of a PR campaign that required Parliamentary consent to establish legitimacy for going to war, and Iraqi minorities are paying the price

We cannot fight Islamism by siding with the forces of oppression

Recommendations will be offered to those taking part in ‘Geneva 2’ peace talks

Mr Blair is among key political experts invited by the Vatican for a meeting aimed at promoting peace in Syria

Decision follows complaint by humanist organisation

Cosying up to Saudi Arabia is just one example of the hypocrisy at the heart of David Cameron’s pluralist position

Historian Tim Pat Coogan considers who was responsible for abandoning countless starving, ragged families to the Great Irish Famine

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor tells Luke Coppen about his hopes for unity and the joy of choosing a pope