The 9/11 commission has put Bush and Cheney on the defensive by revealing that many of their claims
Valentina and Karim are in love, but romance isn't allowed at an asylum-seeker's wedding
In its D-Day issue, the Observer presented Blair with pat-a-cake questions. His inane replies were n
The Americans claim to want to nurture reform in the Arab world, yet they ban the tiny Gulf state of
A few days ago, the Foreign Office - and let us at least give it credit for increased transparency - issued its annual report on arms control. It reveals that licences were granted for £992m-worth of arms exports in 2003.
Throughout academia, the study of terrorism is booming. But in reality, argues Kevin Toolis, these "
US presidents are usually frightened of intelligence chiefs because they know where the bodies are b
Andrew Simms dissects the pitiful record of G8, a summit of the industrialised countries that specia
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.
The English tourists were split into tribes - until somebody mentioned immigrants
Observations on troops in Iraq
Bloody Foreigners: the story of immigration to Britain
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Since the planes crashed into the twin towers, African countries have known that to receive western
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
Urbanisation, TV and the growing employment of women have led to steeply falling birth rates, even i
Shareholders wanted the Mirror editor out long before the allegedly bogus photos. Does anyone care t
Observations on computer games
We know about his economic policies. But where does the Chancellor stand on wars, Israel, schools, a
Observations on media
There's lots of ruin in a country, it is said. But only the IMF could turn one of Africa's wealthies
By providing food that averts a famine, charities protect dictators from the people's wrath. So is i
In the next few weeks, the US Supreme Court will decide if the Guantanamo Bay prisoners should be br
Washington is at fever pitch over the torture revelations. Yet beyond the Beltway, many Americans ma
Donald Rumsfeld and Vice-President Cheney appear a sorry twosome, unable to grasp unpalatable realit
The Prime Minister called climate change "the most important issue that we face as a global community", in a recent speech. But what really caught the attention of journalists was his deliberate dropping of the word "environment" from his prepared text.
US and British public opinion may be more shocked than most Iraqis by the pictures of prisoner abuse
A forthcoming film that shows New York drowning may be based on dodgy science. But as the world gets