A year on from Israel’s armed assault on Hamas-controlled Gaza, the people of the territory are stil
Obama's lies over the Afghanistan war remind us of the lessons of Nineteen Eighty-Four.
“I’m certainly a friend of Israel – I don’t mind being called a Zionist”
"Those who cannot remember the past," wrote the perennially misquoted George Santayana, "are condemned to repeat it." Recent events in Iran are served equally well by another famous line: "Rebellion against tyrants is obedienc
Israel's friends should do more to persuade it to lift its draconian blockade on Gaza
Freedom marches have a noble pedigree. Hundreds of thousands marched for racial equality in the 1960s US; among them was Martin Luther King Jr, who delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech at the march on Washington in 1963.
The Iraq war was a ruinous mistake. The lessons from it have not yet been learned.
“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
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."
There is nothing Islamic about so-called Islamic terrorism. But why are so many Muslims reluctant to
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