“I’m not going to give in and do as the government wants me to” - Shirin Ebadi, human rights lawyer
Newly uncovered Foreign Office memos show how New Labour has played politics with the massacre of th
Conflict resolution is a balancing act between demands for security, humanitarian aid and political
The spectacle of cars being abandoned on the way to Dubai airport has been familiar for months.
“People are surprised when I say I’m the son of Osama Bin Laden”
Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to strengthen “co-operation between p
There is nothing Islamic about so-called Islamic terrorism. But why are so many Muslims reluctant to
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."
Life for Palestinians on the West Bank can feel as isolated as life for Gazans
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.
The west must realise that weakening the Palestinian secular side plays into the hands of Hamas
Schoolchildren are stuck for basics as Israel blocks supplies
Obama's "showdown" with Iran has another agenda. The media have been tasked with preparing the public for endless war.
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In a world exclusive, Ken Livingstone discusses religion, violence and the chances for peace with the Hamas leader Khaled Meshal.
Israel must give Hamas a chance
Caught between east and west, Izmir is a city of contradictions
The first Fatah congress for 20 years featured new faces, sore losers – and a very complicated elect
As Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is sworn in again as president amid
further protests, Juan Cole, one of the
At last I have made it back to Gaza to see my family, armed with supplies for my ailing mother. Now
Liberals call on Palestinians to revoke violence without asking the same of the Israeli occupiers. B
King Hussein and my father, Yitzhak Rabin, ended war between Jordan and Israel in 1994. Why can’t to
The Chilcot inquiry must lead a revolution in honesty and tell us how Britain and the US came to col
The 44th president of the United States was elected amid hopes that he would roll back his country’s
Appearing on a news channel owned by the mullahocracy is one way of fostering much-needed dialogue b
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.
Edward Platt, who reports on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for the <em>New Statesman</em>, talks
Washington must cut the umbilical cords that ties it to Tel Aviv. If it doesn’t, the conflict in the