Why Israel/Palestine needs a new definition of self-determination
By Ben White - 20 November 11:40

The separation and "ethnic purity" currently seen in Israel disturbs even the honest among its advoc

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi captured in Libyan desert
By Samira Shackle - 19 November 12:37

The son and heir-apparent of the former dictator has been arrested by pro-government fighters.

There is no nuclear threat – but if we attack Iran, there soon will be
By Mehdi Hasan - 11 November 13:18

An attack on Iran would prompt an enraged Iranian government, backed by a united Iranian public, to

The lost lion of Kabul
By Lucy Morgan Edwards - 10 November 15:06

In 2000, after the flight of the mullahs, one Pashtun warlord offered a viable way of uniting the fa

The bloodless Arab Spring
By Zamila Bunglawala - 02 November 11:15

Qatar provides a lesson for all as it moves from oligarchy to democracy.

Gaddafi's death: pick of the comment
By Samira Shackle - 21 October 16:09

A selection of commentary at home and abroad.

Gilad Shalit is free – now release the 164 jailed Palestinian children
By Mehdi Hasan - 20 October 9:08

Israel's crimes, including the arrest, detention and alleged torture of incarcerated children, are rarely reported.

Gilad Shalit's release: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 18 October 11:09

Prisoner swap deal between Israel and Palestine gets underway.

Israel and Hamas agree deal to free Gilad Shalit
By Samira Shackle - 12 October 9:55

Everything you need to know about the prisoner swap deal and how it was reached.

25 killed as Egyptians clash with army in Cairo
By Alice Gribbin - 10 October 13:05

Video shows security forces storming al-Hurra TV headquarters, forcing end to broadcast.

Anwar al-Awlaki is dead
By George Eaton - 30 September 15:17

One of the most wanted al-Qaeda leaders has been killed by a US air strike in Yemen.

50 People Who Matter 2011 | 10. Wael Ghonim
By Staff blogger - 26 September 1:00

Arab springboard.

Now is the winter of Arab discontent
By Rashid Khalidi - 19 September 1:00

The UN will soon vote on Palestinian statehood – yet the
revolutions elsewhere in the region have

Why is Blair the peace envoy so desperate for war with Iran?
By Mehdi Hasan - 19 September 1:00

Despite his catastrophic misjudgement on Iraq, Blair retains a strange superiority complex.

Israel, another view
By Gideon Barth - 18 September 11:21

Israel is a young democracy surrounded by many hostile nations.

After the dictators
By Sholto Byrnes - 12 September 1:00

Want to know what will happen in the Arab world after the fall of despots such as Gaddafi and Mubara

Under fire from Gaddafi’s tanks, we said goodbye to our families
By Alex Crawford - 09 September 14:31

There was a crackle of fire from an AK-47 and the rebel next to us fell down. He had been shot through the head and was dead before he hit the ground.

Perpetual warfare
By John Gray - 08 September 10:49

As the ruins of the twin towers still smouldered, the west plunged into a series of conflicts it could not win. Can it now confront its diminished place in the world?

Is anyone paying attention to the rise and rise of Qatar?
By Zamila Bunglawala - 05 September 16:05

The country's quick backing of the Libyan rebel council was the behaviour of a reliable internationa

It may be goodbye to Gaddafi, but it’s far from Mission Accomplished
By Mehdi Hasan - 25 August 9:06

Those who suggest Libya could be a template for intervention are deluded. War should be a last resor

The crisis in Syria is leading the Middle East into uncharted territory
By Olivier Roy - 24 August 18:48

The war by Bashar al-Assad on the people of Syria has created a civil impasse, and could lead to all

The Week So Far
By Staff blogger - 22 August 1:00

1. Europe

Mubarak on trial
By Tess Riley - 03 August 19:34

Remarkable footage of the former Egyptian president being stretchered into the defendants’ cage.

How Israel's left is missing the point
By Ben White - 31 July 12:53

A discriminatory law which bans Palestinians from joining spouses within Israel was extended without

Full transcript | William Hague | Libyan Charge d’Affaires | FCO, London | 27 July 2011
By New Statesman - 27 July 14:21

"The Libyan people can be assured that we will remain on their side for as long as it takes."

The NS Interview: Norman Finkelstein
By Jon Bernstein - 14 July 9:23

“I’d have to be certifiably insane to deny the Holocaust”