Throughout academia, the study of terrorism is booming. But in reality, argues Kevin Toolis, these "
Wahhabism, the Saudis' brand of Islam, negates the very idea of evolution in human thought and moral
US presidents are usually frightened of intelligence chiefs because they know where the bodies are b
In its D-Day issue, the Observer presented Blair with pat-a-cake questions. His inane replies were not challenged.
One in three wants to emigrate, but the expats will still write home for marmalade, as Celia Brayfie
The Americans claim to want to nurture reform in the Arab world, yet they ban the tiny Gulf state of
D-Day for British politics - The UK Independence Party wants freedom from Europe only in order to tu
Since the planes crashed into the twin towers, African countries have known that to receive western
The English tourists were split into tribes - until somebody mentioned immigrants
Except in particularly vulnerable parts of the world, such as Bangladesh and some Pacific islands, humanity watches rising sea levels with equanimity. Rising oil prices, however, cause panic.
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Observations on troops in Iraq
Andrew Simms dissects the pitiful record of G8, a summit of the industrialised countries that specia
The Magicicada Brood X insect appears once every 17 years. When it next resurfaces, what kind of a w
Shareholders wanted the Mirror editor out long before the allegedly bogus photos. The bigger problem is lies elsewhere.
In India, the world's largest democracy, democracy has been prohibited. The owners of property have
Michael Moore's triumph at Cannes got only grudging mentions in the US press. He has only a cult fol
Mark Almond finds that brand new homes in Kosovo lack water pipes and power points. Why?
Our rulers want us to believe that southern Iraq is stable. In fact, Britain is fighting a very secr
I rang to ask the Israel Defence Forces why they had destroyed houses in parts of Rafah. No houses h
''Dubbya, Dubbya, Dubbya." It was 8.30pm at a stadium on the edge of Detroit, and on the giant central podium an increasingly pink-cheeked Candice Miller, a Republican congresswoman, was doing her best to warm up the crowd. It was not easy going.
High prices and poor technology are symptoms of a deeper malaise
We live, it is said, in a "nanny state" that constantly tries to regulate our lifestyles. This is almost the exact opposite of the truth. A nanny's first duty is to have a care for her charges' bodily health, ensuring good diet and frequent exercise.
If Europe venerated old cathedrals and Roman ruins, America's great monuments were its mountains and
Observations on computer games