"Whoever had to ask for pickles in a Manhattan deli?"I ask the unknown woman at my table. "Everythin
I do not believe the American claim that they killed more than 1,200 insurgents in Fallujah. Return
Under US laws passed in the mid-1990s and now being strictly enforced, minor and long-forgotten offe
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The appointments of a woman who failed to heed intelligence warnings about 9/11 and of a man who too
America may seem an ever more dominant force in the world's film industry, but Hollywood has long be
If the US truly believes that the way to beat the insurgents is to destroy towns, much of central an
America will be the world's sole superpower for only a few more years. Let's get ready
Everyone is confident about Kenya's future - yet, close-up, the ingredients are there for the same M
Turkey appears to be moving eastwards and westwards at the same time. But is it really possible to i
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The trouble with Band Aid is that you can buy the single, think you have done your bit and walk away
Mainstream media speak as if Fallujah were populated only by foreign "insurgents". In fact, women an
When his father had a heart attack in Mumbai, Samir Shah found that Indian medicine had come into th
In the days following the defeat of Boston's native son John Kerry, the city's newspapers echoed some of the questions raised in the months following 9/11: Why do they hate us? How did religious zeal come to overpower political reason?
In Trinidad, even human rights lawyers seem not to care when people get shot
Even "new Europe" has now parted from Tony Blair on Iraq. The PM has been reduced to phoning Hungary
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The transatlantic divide, it seems, has never been wider. To many Britons, the Americans who voted for George W Bush are as alien as the followers of Iranian ayatollahs.
Don't attribute the Republican triumph to the voters' moral values. Credit instead Karl Rove, an exp
On 1 November a 16-year-old Palestinian detonated himself in Tel Aviv. In the bloody annals of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict it was a lesser carnage: three Israelis were killed, and roughly 30 wounded.
Bush's handlers are likely to move him further to the right. Do not expect compromise or magnanimity
By historical standards, the Palestinians have waged an ineffective terrorist campaign. But the cost
For a brief spell, those at No 10 could allow themselves to let down their guard and show what they
The wall between the US marines' culture and the Iraqi world is almost impenetrable. The troops cann
That President George W Bush should indeed win re-election says even more depressing things about America's mood than did his first election in 2000.
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The Defence Secretary denies concern about Iraq is growing in Labour ranks and hints that we should