A Sahrawi refugee walks in a Western Sahara refugee camp.
Why Morocco must not be allowed to join the African Union
By Tom Stevenson - 06 June 15:16

The country's occupation of Western Sahara is one of international diplomacy’s greatest failures.

New Statesman
The A-Z of Iran: part 2
By New Statesman - 06 June 13:44

The <em>New Statesman</em>’s A-Z guide to the Islamic Republic of Iran — a complex nation’s rich history, culture, economy and politics.

The A-Z of Iran: part 1
By New Statesman - 06 June 11:25

The <em>New Statesman</em>’s A-Z guide to the Islamic Republic of Iran — a complex nation’s rich history, culture, economy and politics.

Protestors chant slogans against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
The haunting images from Syria moved me to action
By Louise Tickle - 05 June 11:30

The media has a right - and even a duty - to publish graphic images.

Members of the Free Syrian Army
We must plan for military action in Syria
By John Slinger - 31 May 14:55

Each time the Assad regime gets away with these despicable acts, the world becomes less stable.

Syrian rebels take position near Qusayr
Leader: The brutality of Assad’s regime poses a challenge to the west
By New Statesman - 30 May 16:53

Even by the depraved standards of Bashar al-Assad’s regime, the massacre of civilians in Syria’s Houla region was shocking. After the initial bombardment by the Syrian armed forces, state-sponsored militias went from house to house and summarily executed whole families.

New Statesman
The NS Interview: Ahdaf Soueif, Egyptian author and activist
By Samira Shackle - 30 May 16:06

“The Islamist experience is one that we have to go through”

Israel's race riots
What is behind the Israeli mistreatment of African migrants?
By Ben White - 28 May 16:12

Disturbing rhetoric on race from Israeli government ministers.

New Statesman
Megrahi dies
By new-statesman - 20 May 14:39

Will we ever know the truth about Lockerbie?

Egyptian elections
Women and the Arab Spring
By Sara Hashash - 18 May 10:57

Hopes for freedom in Egypt remain unfulfilled.

Looking for a new life in Libya
Looking for a new life in Libya
By Sophie McBain - 16 May 14:07

Jack arrived in Tripoli from Liberia in February 2011, just as the Libyan revolution was beginning. Like many of the migrants in this country, estimated at up to 1.5 million, he entered through Niger, crossing the Sahara in a 4x4 packed with fellow travellers.

New Statesman
Damascus explosions: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 10 May 10:19

At least 40 people have been killed and 170 wounded after a double explosion in the Syrian capital.

Ronny Edry.
Israel Loves Iran: an interview with founder Ronny Edry
By Camilla Schick - 01 May 15:00

"The way to win us is always with the threat of war, because when you have a war coming, nobody’s go

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting
Iran Watch: Netanyahu looks increasingly isolated, writes Mehdi Hasan
By Mehdi Hasan - 30 April 18:12

Even a former Shin Bet head describes the Prime Minister as "not fit to hold the steering wheel of power".

Bahrain, Formula One
NS Profile: Nabeel Rajab, Bahraini human rights activist
By Samira Shackle - 20 April 16:26

"Once the international community adopts one language, that will help us come out of the crisis we a

New Statesman
Baroness Warsi, Bahrain and the falsehood of British democracy
By Emily Wight - 20 April 15:06

The Queen has invited the King of Bahrain to her Jubilee - but criticising her would be "mean", the

New Statesman
I'm an F1 fan but I can't watch the Bahrain Grand Prix
By Steven Baxter - 20 April 10:09

The race will put a veneer of respectability on a despicable regime.

Mehdi Hasan talks to Tunisian politician Mehrezia Labidi on gender, democracy and the Arab Spring
By Mehdi Hasan - 18 April 14:42

“The women of my party are not just dolls or decor."

New Statesman
Video appeal to Asma al-Assad: will it really work?
By Sophie McBain - 18 April 13:01

A YouTube video calling on the dictator's wife to stand up against bloodshed in Syria has good inten

New Statesman
Julian Assange interviews Hezbollah leader
By George Eaton - 17 April 13:40

WikiLeaks editor launches new TV chat show.

New Statesman
Why a cultural boycott of Israel is justified
By Ben White - 11 April 15:34

The Habima boycott call is a response to an appeal for support from a people dispossessed and occupi

Israel Loves Iran: a peace movement is born in Tel Aviv
By Samira Shackle - 26 March 12:10

As Israel's leaders continue the drumbeat for war, protestors take to the streets.

New Statesman
The two revolutions of Yemen’s women
By Samira Shackle - 26 March 1:00

The car stops at the hotel and members of Tawakkol Karman's entourage hop out. It has been a frenetic morning for Karman, who became the youngest person and the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in December.

The Syrian uprising: one year on
By Rob Hastings - 23 March 11:07

As late as March last year, Syria was still being marketed as a tourist destination.

The Syrian uprising: one year on
By Anonymous - 23 March 11:07

After more than 8,000 deaths and the displacement of thousands of people from their country, amid horrifying reports of systematic torture and massacre that have sent many others into hiding, it seems hard to believe now that

Assad's private emails show a leader in denial
By Samira Shackle - 15 March 11:54

On the anniversary of the Syrian uprising, private emails of Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma are p

Leader: There is no good reason for our troops to remain in Afghanistan
By NS staff writer - 15 March 11:29

The longer we stay in Afghanistan, the worse things will become.

Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Very British Coup
By David Shariatmadari - 12 March 0:00

Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Very British Coup
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Can Israel be deflected from its war path?
By Yo Zushi - 10 March 9:20

The real danger of Binyamin Netanyahu's irrational arguments for military action in Iran.