The death of 74 football fans in Egypt is a worrying sign of the country's deteriorating security si
Still in its formative stages, this process of transition will take a long time and embrace all aspe
The Arab spring uprisings were not prompted by religion as in Iran 1979, writes Olivier Roy — but some think the Arab winter may bring a counter-revolutionary Muslim Reformation. What does the rise of Islamist parties hold for Egyptians and prospects for
As parliament sits for its inaugural session, how religious is the new Egyptian democracy?
“The fate of nations should be decided by their own people”.
As Islamic political parties take power in the Middle East, outdated and static perceptions are unhe
Last month I joined a delegation of MPs and peers to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories of the West Bank.
In Lebanon, after a year of turmoil that was the worst in a decade, it is Hezbollah — with the backi
Several crises during the past decade haven’t led to outright conflict in Syria’s neighbour.
On the third anniversary of Operation Cast Lead, army officials indicate they are ready to strike ag
Initiation rituals in the army may have led to the deaths of two Chinese Americans this year. Is cru
What comes after the revolution?
Report and video footage of the Egyptian army's violence against protesters in Cairo.
Al Jazeera is an enigma – although owned by an absolute monarch, it’s hailed as an independent voice.
Several British groups stand accused of acting as fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood. Should the stat
His ill-chosen words have nothing to do with the just cause of Palestinian liberation.
With Libya recently dealt with ("It worked," said the Guardian), Iran is next, it seems.
"Blogs are the best disseminators of paranoia yet created"
For years, the west has feared the Muslim Brotherhood succeeding to the highest levels of Egyptian p
Tahrir Square has once again become a makeshift community of tents, field hospitals and wounded protesters. "We are exhausted but morale is high," says Omar Marsafy, 24, who has gunshot wounds to his legs, arms and head.
Key figures in the Muslim Brotherhood.
A response to the distortions and misrepresentations.
Violent clashes in the Egyptian capital have entered their third day, with a risk that elections cou
The separation and "ethnic purity" currently seen in Israel disturbs even the honest among its advoc
The son and heir-apparent of the former dictator has been arrested by pro-government fighters.
An attack on Iran would prompt an enraged Iranian government, backed by a united Iranian public, to return fire.
In 2000, after the flight of the mullahs, one Pashtun warlord offered a viable way of uniting the fa
Qatar provides a lesson for all as it moves from oligarchy to democracy.
A selection of commentary at home and abroad.
Israel's crimes, including the arrest, detention and alleged torture of incarcerated children, are rarely reported.