Cameron is right to talk up Turkey's EU membership
By James Macintyre - 26 July 18:15

The Tory right, and some in Labour, are getting Turkey’s human rights record the wrong way around.

New Statesman
Being Christopher Hitchens
By George Eaton - 12 July 8:53

The author and controversialist Christopher Hitchens has cancelled all appointments and begun chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus. Shortly before this news, he talked to George Eaton about his life and his work.

Children of Abraham v sons of Ibrahim
By Sigrid Rausing - 12 July 8:36

On a visit to human rights groups in Israel and the West Bank, Sigrid Rausing senses a growing tensi

Why the Taliban are winning in Afghanistan
By William Dalrymple - 22 June 21:19

As Washington and London struggle to prop up a puppet government over which Hamid Karzai has no cont

Bad Idea: Arrogant arguments
By Samira Shackle - 07 June 9:30

There is any number of things wrong with Building a Political Firewall Against Israel's Delegitimisation, a new report from the Israeli think tank

The flotilla attacks expose Israel’s aggression
By Bibi van der Zee - 04 June 9:01

Who ordered commandos to use live ammunition on a ship of activists heading for Gaza? The answer needs to be given immediately, because what happened in the waters off Palestine early on Monday cannot be tolerated.

Leader: Lift this cruel blockade of the wretched of Gaza
By Staff blogger - 03 June 8:07

The botched commando raid on the Gaza flotilla is the latest in a line of disastrous diplomatic own

North Korea shows the CIA is willing to lie about another war
By John Pilger - 03 June 8:07

The CIA set a precedent with the Tonkin “incident”, sparking off the Vietnam war. Today, we see the lie repeated.

Reap what you sew
By Lana Asfour - 31 May 10:17

Palestinian campaigners in Lebanon have discovered a new way to protest – by breaking world records.

The decline of Israel’s left
By Catrina Stewart - 17 April 16:38

Nearly 30 years ago, 400,000 Israelis marched in protest over the injustices of the 1982 war in Leba

ElBaradei uses Facebook to promote reform
By Jennifer Thompson - 30 March 19:33

Former nuclear chief urges Egyptians to join new group for political reform.

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 25 March 7:06

Israel: fake passports

Demonstrators in Beirut in 2010
Extremely brave, extremely Rachel
By Bibi van der Zee - 21 March 9:21

Once in a while, you end up with someone as special as Rachel Corrie.

In northern Iraq, Kurds warn: “Beware the Arabs”
By Abigail Fielding-Smith - 21 March 9:19

Sunni Arab Muslim politicians are using elections to push for renewed control over Kurdish-majority,

John Pilger on why we should recognise the courage of Israeli heroes
By John Pilger - 25 February 7:07

The moral courage of Israeli dissidents is an example to us all.

Iran, master of enrichment
By David Patrikarakos - 18 February 7:09

Barack Obama hoped to launch a new era in relations with the Islamic Republic but, a year on, stalem

Wherever next for Clinton?
By Andrew Stephen - 18 February 7:09

Hillary Clinton still has a nomination to the Supreme Court in her sights.

Iran: the people
By Henry Smith - 17 February 17:33

Our guide to the Iranian population.

Iran: power and the people
By Ian K Smith and Henry Smith - 17 February 17:24

To accompany this week's Iran special magazine, we look at Iran from two angles - the power and the

Who rules Iran?
By Ian K Smith - 17 February 16:59

Our guide to power in the Islamic Republic

Good Muslim, bad Muslim
By Tariq Ramadan - 12 February 9:26

Tariq Ramadan argues for a new understanding of what it means to be a “moderate” Muslim.

Freedom unfulfilled for Iranians
By Henry Smith - 11 February 13:33

Calls for accountability on the anniversary of the revolution are nothing new.

Good idea: Home sweet home
By Alyssa McDonald - 01 February 8:15

The phrase "domestic violence" tends to dictate the way that we think about the physical, sexual and psychological abuses that partners visit on one another.

Yemen's next steps
By Henry Smith - 28 January 15:18

Some important conclusions came from the international conference on Yemen but it's not enough

Desert storm
By Heather Murdock - 28 January 7:06

A letter from Yemen, a country in chaos, where al-Qaeda is gathering strength

The bulletproof case against Blair
By Mehdi Hasan - 28 January 7:06

In the build-up to the invasion of Iraq, our prime minister insisted that he didn’t want war – yet h

Graveyard shift
By Edward Platt - 25 January 7:05

The construction of a museum of tolerance in Jerusalem – on the site of an ancient Arab cemetery – h

“The danger is being outgoverned, rather than outgunned”
By David Miliband - 21 January 7:37

We must prevent Afghanistan becoming a crucible once again for attacks against the rest of the world

A reckoning for Israel as anti-apertheid campaigns heat up
By John Pilger - 14 January 6:27

A new global movement is challenging Israel's violations of international law with the same strategies used against apertheid. 

Spooked by the Underwear Bomber
By Mehdi Hasan - 07 January 6:30

Instead of body scanners and ethnic profiling we need patience and resilience to tackle terrorism