The NS Interview: Shirin Ebadi
By Alyssa McDonald - 10 December 5:47

“I’m not going to give in and do as the government wants me to” - Shirin Ebadi, human rights lawyer

A genocide denied
By Geoffrey Robertson - 10 December 5:47

Newly uncovered Foreign Office memos show how New Labour has played politics with the massacre of th

After the war
By Staff blogger - 03 December 11:27

Conflict resolution is a balancing act between demands for security, humanitarian aid and political

Bling City says Goodbai world
By Sholto Byrnes - 03 December 10:16

The spectacle of cars being abandoned on the way to Dubai airport has been familiar for months.

The NS Interview: Omar Bin Laden
By Mehdi Hasan - 19 November 5:52

“People are surprised when I say I’m the son of Osama Bin Laden”

A state of collapse
By Edward Platt - 12 November 5:43

Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to strengthen “co-operation between p

Suicide attacks are un-Islamic
By Mehdi Hasan - 05 November 5:55

There is nothing Islamic about so-called Islamic terrorism. But why are so many Muslims reluctant to

The Leader will see you in the library . . .
By Colin Brazier - 05 November 5:55

After weeks of negotiation, we are finally driving into Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli, past a sign that reads: "Welcome on the Soil of the Residence of the Steadfast."

Letter from Hebron
By Liana Wood - 29 October 8:24

Life for Palestinians on the West Bank can feel as isolated as life for Gazans

The forgotten war
By Samira Shackle - 29 October 7:51

On Sunday 25 October, two car bombs exploded in the heart of Baghdad during the morning rush hour. As we went to press, the death toll stood at 155, with another 700 injured, in Iraq's bloodiest attacks since 2007.

Palestine is paying the price for peace
By Anonymous - 22 October 8:48

The west must realise that weakening the Palestinian secular side plays into the hands of Hamas

Back to school on the Strip
By Mohammed Omer - 08 October 6:46

World: Gaza

Textbook injustice in Gaza
By Mohammed Omer - 07 October 18:14

Schoolchildren are stuck for basics as Israel blocks supplies

John Pilger: Iran’s nuclear threat is a lie, preparing us for endless war
By John Pilger - 01 October 8:13

Obama's "showdown" with Iran has another agenda. The media have been tasked with preparing the public for endless war.

The 50 people who matter today: 1-10
By Staff blogger - 24 September 6:50

The top 10 on our diverse list of individuals, couples and families changing the world, for good and

The Hamas leader Khaled Meshal. Photo: Getty
Khaled Meshal, Hamas leader: “It is possible to reunite the Palestinians”
By Ken Livingstone - 17 September 6:48

In a world exclusive, Ken Livingstone discusses religion, violence and the chances for peace with the Hamas leader Khaled Meshal.

“You cannot make peace with half a people”
By Gideon Levy - 17 September 6:48

Israel must give Hamas a chance

Ayran with my meatballs
By Michael Hodges - 09 September 12:28

Caught between east and west, Izmir is a city of contradictions

Palestine’s comeback kid
By Nicholas Blincoe - 20 August 8:40

The first Fatah congress for 20 years featured new faces, sore losers – and a very complicated elect

Meet the ayatollahs
By Juan Cole - 06 August 9:11

As Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is sworn in again as president amid
further protests, Juan Cole, one of the

A prisoner once again
By Ahmed Masoud - 06 August 9:11

At last I have made it back to Gaza to see my family, armed with supplies for my ailing mother. Now

Of steel and cruelty
By Mehdi Hasan - 30 July 9:03

Liberals call on Palestinians to revoke violence without asking the same of the Israeli occupiers. B

Pleading for peace, again
By Dalia Rabin-Pelosoff - 30 July 9:03

King Hussein and my father, Yitzhak Rabin, ended war between Jordan and Israel in 1994. Why can’t to

Let this be the fifth – and final – inquiry into the Iraq catastrophe
By Staff blogger - 30 July 9:03

The Chilcot inquiry must lead a revolution in honesty and tell us how Britain and the US came to col

Obama’s empire
By Catherine Lutz - 30 July 9:03

The 44th president of the United States was elected amid hopes that he would roll back his country’s

Book me a slot on Press TV
By Mehdi Hasan - 16 July 11:37

Appearing on a news channel owned by the mullahocracy is one way of fostering much-needed dialogue b

Obama and Israel: a new hope
By Matthew Yglesias - 03 July 16:05

The signs after Barack Obama’s inauguration were all in favour of the pro-Israel lobby. But the signals of the past few weeks have caught Tel Aviv off guard.

Q&A: Edward Platt
By George Eaton - 02 July 18:59

Edward Platt, who reports on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for the <em>New Statesman</em>, talks

A sense of an ending
By Martin Jacques - 02 July 12:18

Washington must cut the umbilical cords that ties it to Tel Aviv. If it doesn’t, the conflict in the

Crying out for justice
By Edward Platt - 02 July 12:18

As the latest inquiry into Israel’s war on Gaza hears the harrowing testimonies of Palestinian survi