Diary - Sue Townsend
By Sue Townsend - 18 October 13:00

We booked a villa in Majorca for three weeks. Then the German owner rang to tell my husband that we'

Mark Thomas writes an open letter to a minister
By Mark Thomas - 11 October 13:00

Is the British government helping to train Colombian military units suspected of killing trade union

America - Andrew Stephen sees Boy George acting spoiled
By Andrew Stephen - 11 October 13:00

The television debate was live, and for the first time Bush faced criticism in a forum that he could

Mission impossible?
By Tom Freeman - 11 October 13:00

We can't be sure what the UN's role will be in the future. But, for the organisation to adapt to new

Core support in the Big Apple
By Sam Knight - 11 October 13:00

Observations on US elections

From Spain, a not so healthy role model
By Antonio Maqueda - 11 October 13:00

Both Labour and the Tories hold up a foundation hospital near Madrid as the blueprint for Britain to

Good bomb, good bomb!
By Stephen Grey - 11 October 13:00

Observations on Iraq. By Stephen Grey in Balad

World view - Michela Wrong is tired of Big Man foreign policy
By Michela Wrong - 11 October 13:00

Since colonial times, western policy in Africa has operated by wooing the local Big Man and ensuring

Why we must never tolerate torture
By Staff blogger - 11 October 13:00

Torture and England do not mix well. Uniquely in medieval Europe, English common law forbade the extraction of confessions with torture.

Muslim is not a dirty word
By Nick Cohen - 04 October 13:00

When government and the media persist in defining British Muslims by their religion, they turn them

America's foes prepare for a monetary jihad
By Janet Bush - 04 October 13:00

The US dollar has long been the currency of the oil industry. But members of Opec are contemplating

America - Andrew Stephen experiences a Nuremberg rally
By Andrew Stephen - 04 October 13:00

Bush campaign events have all the supplied flags and spontaneity of a Nuremberg rally. But the presi

Not welcome in the Holy Land
By Sejal Mandalia - 04 October 13:00

Indian Jews believed Israel was home, but when they got there, they were seen as pariahs

Darcus Howe worries in Hurricane Ivan's wake
By Darcus Howe - 04 October 13:00

In the wake of Hurricane Ivan, what is left for the smaller Caribbean islands?

The NS Interview - Michael Howard
By John Kampfner - 04 October 13:00

The Tory leader says Blair lied about Iraq and argues that Labour's core beliefs make it powerless t

John Pilger on why we ignored Iraq in the 1990s
By John Pilger - 04 October 13:00

Even before the 2003 war, we were attacking Iraqi civilians with our inhumane economic sanctions. Ye

Black and gay and hunted
By Peter Tatchell - 04 October 13:00

In Jamaica, lesbians and gays are the victims of violent persecution - often murder. Fuelling this g

The price of a soldier's boots
By Antonia Feuchtwanger - 04 October 13:00

Observations on the arms industry

World view - Lindsey Hilsum explains Iraqi's sense of honour
By Lindsey Hilsum - 04 October 13:00

Iraqi women who work or go to university become the target of Islamists - but those who stay in trad

Des res in lively area
By Graham Norwood - 27 September 13:00

Observations on Iraq (2)

Britain must own up to its WMD programme
By Heather Mills McCartney - 27 September 13:00

Every half-hour, someone is killed or maimed by a landmine or unexploded ordnance. Yet a low-tech ca

How kidnappers target the locals
By Stephen Grey - 27 September 13:00

Observations on Iraq (1)

World view - Michela Wrong despairs of Africa's red tape
By Michela Wrong - 27 September 13:00

It takes 19 separate procedures to start a business in Chad, the world's ninth-poorest country, yet

Politics - John Kampfner on Blair's sixth war
By John Kampfner - 27 September 13:00

Blair's announcement of a new war - his sixth in seven years - did not go down well with his guest,

America - Andrew Stephen sees Cheney as a weakness
By Andrew Stephen - 27 September 13:00

Dick Cheney once seemed the ultimate Washington insider, full of gravitas and at ease with power. No

Will the US now attack Tehran?
By Staff blogger - 27 September 13:00

If you think that even George W Bush would not be foolish enough to start a war in Iran, think back to how unlikely an invasion of Iraq seemed three years ago.

Learn among the chickens
By Rachel Aspden - 27 September 13:00

Observations on lessons in Arabic

Where de Sade and the SS live on
By Mark Almond - 20 September 13:00

Observations on Latvia

On the road to recovery
By Wilf Stevenson - 20 September 13:00

<em>NS</em> business voices dinner - The Department of Trade and Industry seemed to have lost all pu

John Pilger hears Blair echo Mussolini
By John Pilger - 20 September 13:00

The terrorism of groups and individuals, however horrific, is tiny by comparison with that of states

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